Chevrolet Citation

Chevrolet Citation Hatchback

The Chevrolet Citation was a mid-size car of the American car manufacturer Chevrolet, which was equipped with front wheel drive. It was established as a successor to the popular Nova from spring 1979 to mid-1985 in a total of 1.63 million copies.


It was based on the new X-stage of General Motors; Sister models were the Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Omega and the Pontiac Phoenix. Also on the X platform built on the later models presented Chevrolet Celebrity, Buick Century, Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera and Pontiac 6000.

After an extremely successful first model year ( with over 800,000 units produced ) from the sale fell sharply. The reason for this was that the Citation became known as the car with the hitherto most recalls in history.

From model year 1984, the car was the official term Citation II, probably to draw attention to the numerous design improvements that had been bestowed him.

In contrast to the usual large-sized American cars, the Chevrolet Citation was advised downright small with a length of 4.50 meters. GM responded at that time to the customer demand for more economical engines and offered this car as a V6 ( 2.8 liters, 115 hp) or four-cylinder (2.5 liter, 66 kW/90 hp) at.

Citation with a V8 is one that is not found. Nevertheless, the car offered up to five people.

Body versions

The Chevrolet Citation, there were three different versions:

  • Three-door hatchback
  • Five-door hatchback
  • Two-door coupe with a notchback (Model 1980 and 1982 to 1984 )

As the top model of the Citation was offered from model year 1981 under the name Citation X11. This vehicle had standard alloy wheels, rear spoiler and a 99 kW ( 135 hp ) performance-enhanced 2.8 -liter V6.

The X11 was only offered as a two-door coupe and three-door hatchback model.

Chevrolet Citation X11 ( 1980)

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