1983 Citron BX 1600 ad.
The Citroën BX was launched in Paris 1983 under the Eiffel Tower. The BX was designed to replace the successful small family car Citroën GS with a lager vehicle. The last BX was made in 1995, but its successors had already been launched. It had been partially replaced by the smaller ZX in early 1991, but its key replacement was the slightly lager Xantia that had gone on sale in early 1993.
The angular Gandini-designed hatchback was strongly inspired by the British 1977 Reliant FW11 concept and the 1979 Volvo Tundra concept car (also designed by Bertone). (more…)
The Ford Sierra is a large family car that was built by Ford Europe from 1982 until 1993. It was designed by Uwe Bahnsen, Robert Lutzand Patrick le Quément. The code used during development was “Project Toni”.
First unveiled on 22 September 1982 and with sales beginning on 15 October 1982, it replaced the Ford Cortina. Its aerodynamic styling was ahead of its time and as such, many conservative buyers (including company car drivers) did not take fondly to the Ford Cortina’s replacement.
It was mainly manufactured in Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, although Sierras were also assembled in Argentina, Venezuela, South Africa and New Zealand.
The Sierra was the 1983 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland.
Info gleaned from Wikipedia
Rover Metro car advert (Michael Barrymore) 1989.