Car reviews - Citroen - Xsara - VTR coupe
22 Nov 2001
THE Xsara is steered via a rack-and-pinion system with variable power assistance. The steering wheel adjusts for both height and reach. The VTR turns from lock-to-lock in 2.5 turns and has a 10.7-metre turning circle. The rear axle employs a system called passive rear steering, which is designed to rid the rear wheels of the tendency to steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels when loaded up, and reduces the risk of the car becoming unsettled during cornering. Compared to the previous coupe, which we didn't get in Australia, this car's front track has been widened by 10mm and the rear by 12mm.
Did you know?Citroen has campaigned the Xsara in world championship rallying for a number of years, scoring its first win in the Rally of Catalunya in 1999, when it was only a two-wheel drive up against four-wheel drives like the Subaru Impreza WRX and Ford Focus WRC
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