The 1.4 auto is available in both three- and five-door versions, is more fuel efficient than the outgoing 1.6 auto, and costs £610 less. Across the range the 1998 Saxo gets a new corporate grille with larger Citroen chevrons and there are minor revisions inside. Sporty VTR and VTS versions get distinctive blue dials for the driver instrumentation, colour-coded door mirrors and - like the rest of the range - a key-mounted transponder immobiliser.
The VSX trim is replaced by new Exclusive models with extra trim without any increase in price. Sample prices (old prices in brackets): Saxo 1.1 SX 3-dr £8,980 (£8,935), 1.4 SX auto 3-dr £10,400, 1.6 VTS 3-dr £13,020 (£13,000), 1.4 SX 5-dr £10,045 (£10,000), 1.4 SX auto 5-dr £10,820, 1.5D SX 5-dr £10,210 (£10,165).