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As in buildings, so in cars. If horizontal space is tight, grow upwards instead. This is not to say that the Suzuki Wagon R+, conceived for Japanese cities but now available here, is a mobile skyscraper. As John Simister writes, it is merely a small car which feels much bigger, thanks to its lofty build.

Like dinosaurs, ancestors of the tin snail crawl out from a French barn

Like rediscovered dinosaurs from an automotive Lost World, three ancestors of the Citroen Deux Chevaux, mislaid for nearly 60 years, will go on show in Paris today.

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Motoring: Gallic bred, but short on spice

Citroens are normally renowned for innovative design and technology. John Simister puts the new Xsara to the test.

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Another entry in Citroen's X files

Citroen has unveiled its new small-to-medium hatchback, which replaces the popular, good-to-drive but dull-looking ZX. Called the Xsara, it is a handsome if totally conventional five- and three-door hatchback. Those looking for a resurrection of bold Citroen styling will be disappointed.

Advertising: Devilish car campaign backfires

An advertisement for the Citroen Saxo car triggered an avalanche of complaints from viewers angry at its devil imagery, according to a report published today. A staggering 241 viewers complained about the advertisement - nearly double the number of protests over Rover's controversial commercial featuring a hostage exchange.

Motoring: Citroen Xantia Estate Road test - Only a light smoker

The French have done their bit to make diesel cars socially acceptable in a market ruled by image and snobbery. Spurred on by the availability of cheap fuel oil in France (but not here), the Peugeot/Citroen (PSA) combine has been at the forefront of the diesel revolution. Without compromising economy - the raison d'etre of the compression-ignition engine invented by Dr Rudolf Diesel at the turn of the century - PSA has helped nurture the diesel to respectability by raising performance and refinement to levels once thought unattainable.

Racing: Supreme diversion for Sanmartino

coRichard Dunwoody is likely to partner Relkeel in Tuesday's Champion Hurdle as the horse's stable-companion in David Nicholson's yard, Sanmartino, is likely to miss the race in favour of the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Obituary: Sir Tobias Rodgers Bt

"J. F. T. Rodgers, Rare Books", the last catalogue read, and below, in small type, "Prop Sir Tobias Rodgers Bt". It was not vainglory but his self-quizzical sense of irony, the ridiculousness of life, that prompted this last extravagance. In the world of books he made a small but distinct mark, unforgettable to all who knew him. To them, he was always Toby, handsome, witty, tirelessly and endlessly reading, learned in all sorts of recondite ways, a giver of parties, helpless somehow and au fond unhelpable, but always irresistible.

Let's do lunch / Inside the world of advertising

The "copy-cat" war between Citroen and Volkswagen rages on. Only weeks ago, the companies' respective agencies, Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper and BMP DDB, both launched press ads to promote in-car air-conditioning which parodied Sure deodorant commercials (sweating drivers retained a dry patch in the shape of the car's logo). VW fretted that this constituted a "nightmare situation", but Citroen and Euro RSCG joyfully followed up with a comparison of the Sure ads which claimed that Volkswagen's air-conditioning was pricey, with the strapline: "Who's sweating now?" Oddly, VW took a dim view of the comparison, and last week referred Citroen to the Advertising Standards Authority.

Citroen's flair is overtaken by Ford's nimble hare

Will the sensible Saxo win more friends? John Simister decides: CITROEN SAXO 1.4 VSX

Gavin Green motoring column

The Citroen Saxo, road-tested elsewhere on these pages, is one of the many NONO cars on sale today. NONO cars, despite the acronym, are not necessarily bad cars. They usually do the job reliably and painlessly. It's just that there's NOthing New Or interesting about them.
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