The compact hatchback Citroen AX, offered in three- and five-door variants, was produced in French Renne from 1986 to 1998. The range of petrol power units consisted of engines of 1, 1.1 and 1.4 liters (the most powerful versions developed 95 hp and 100 hp). The diesel engine was one - 1.4-liter, later it was replaced by 1,5-liter. The car also had a four-wheel drive version (the base version was front-wheel drive).
The car became famous for its economy and in 1989 even got into the "Guinness Book of Records" as the most economical production car: on the route Dover - Barcelona Citroen AX 1.4 showed an average fuel consumption of 2.7 liters per 100 km. Such indicators were achieved due to good aerodynamics of the body and low weight of the car - 640 kg for the base version.
In 1991, the car was modernized, and in 1998 left the conveyor, giving way to the Citroen Saxo that appeared two years earlier. A total of 2.4 million cars were built.
Originally planned to sell this car as Talbot Samba, but in 1986 the brand "Talbot" ceased to exist. In Malaysia, from 1996 to 2000, the Proton Tiara hatchback was produced - a licensed copy of the Citroen AX model.