1974-1985, 1034489 produced. ((to 1989))
It was not easy for Citroen to follow the great successes of the Traction Avant, 2 CV, DS, and GS. Whether their designers have done so is a question of personal taste. The CX appeared in 1974, looking rather like a larger GS. The engine was now transverse mounted under the bonnet and was available with turbo and also with a diesel. The engine capacity grew from 1,885 to 2,500 cc with power increasing from 102-170 bhp.
Buyers Guide Citroen CX featured in Practical Classics September 2007 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.