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 The car was very economical, largely because of excellent aerodynamics for its class of car (drag coefficient of 0.31) and a very light weight of around 650kg for the basic version. This was due to the extensive use of plastic panels in non-load bearing areas and varying the thicknesses of steel in the bodyshell to be the minimum needed to take required loads. This technology came from the [[PSA]] Peugeot-Citroen / Renault / French government ECO 2000 project. In 1989 it managed a figure of 2.7L/100km, totalling over 1000 miles from Dover to Barcelona. This was the longest ever distance travelled on 10 gallons of fuel and earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most economical production car. The car was very economical, largely because of excellent aerodynamics for its class of car (drag coefficient of 0.31) and a very light weight of around 650kg for the basic version. This was due to the extensive use of plastic panels in non-load bearing areas and varying the thicknesses of steel in the bodyshell to be the minimum needed to take required loads. This technology came from the [[PSA]] Peugeot-Citroen / Renault / French government ECO 2000 project. In 1989 it managed a figure of 2.7L/100km, totalling over 1000 miles from Dover to Barcelona. This was the longest ever distance travelled on 10 gallons of fuel and earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most economical production car.
  
-The first performance version was the limited-run [[AX Sport]] from 1987, with a 1.3 engine and twin [[carburretor]]s producing 95 BHP. Later, the AX 14GT, with a single-carburettor 85 BHP 1.4 engine also found in the Peugeot 205 [[XS]], was introduced. From 1989, this model utilised fuel injection.+The first performance version was the limited-run [[AX Sport]] from 1987, with a 1.3 engine and twin [[carburretor]]s producing 95 BHP. Later, the AX 14GT, with a single-carburettor 85 BHP 1.4 engine also found in the Peugeot 205 [[XS]], was introduced. From 1992, this model utilised fuel injection.
  
 1991 saw the range revised, with a smoothed tailgate that had the lower lip removed, a rear bumper to match the new boot, clear indicators and a new style grille. The interior also received an upgrade with a new more rounded dash. The following year saw the introduction of the most powerful AX variant, the 100bhp [[GTi]]. 1991 saw the range revised, with a smoothed tailgate that had the lower lip removed, a rear bumper to match the new boot, clear indicators and a new style grille. The interior also received an upgrade with a new more rounded dash. The following year saw the introduction of the most powerful AX variant, the 100bhp [[GTi]].
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