XANTIA IN THE WINTER TEST

 

Xantia beats the competitors in the Finnish winter. Car magazine Tekniikan Maailma (TM) tested ten cars in -94 inteding to find out which car would be best at wintery circumstances. TM asked car importers to give to the test their common car models. The ten cars were:

Car Tyres*
CitroŽn Xantia 1.8i SX Bridgestone Blizzak
Ford Mondeo 1.8i CLX Nokia NRW
Honda Accord 2.0i LS GoodYear Ultra Grip 4
Mercedes-Bentz C 180 Nokia NRW
Mitsubishi Galant 1.8 GLI Nokia NRW
Opel Corsa 1.4i SWING GoodYear Ultra Grip 4
Peugeot 306 XR 1.6 Nokia NRW
Renault Twingo GoodYear Ultra Grip 4
Saab 900 S 2.3i Nokia NRW
Seat Ibiza 1.6 CLX Nokia NRW
*Importers choice.

Here is some of the test.

Road holding on ice

Time

Score

Road score

Winter points

CitroŽn 55,5 Excelent Good *****
Peugeot 57,0 Excelent Excelent *****
Saab 59,0 Good Excelent *****
Ford 59,5 Fair Good ****
Mitsubishi 59,5 Good Good ****
Seat 57,5 Good Good ****
Opel 58,5 Good Fair ***
Renault 58,0 Good Fair ***
Honda 59,5 Fair Fair **
Mercedes 60,5 Fair Fair **

Final scores and order

Winter points Brakes

Winter points total

CitroŽn **** 30
Saab **** 28
Mercedes ***** 28
Opel **** 26
Mitsubishi **** 25
Peugeot ** 23
Seat ** 19
Ford **** 18
Honda *** 18
Renault *** 17

Tekniikan Maailma's editor thought that even CitroŽn itself haven't realized how excellent car to the winter they had made.

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