The Citroën Xantia, pronounced "Zan-ti-a" was a large family car produced by the French automaker Citroën, and designed by Daniel Abramson of Bertone. Presented to the press in December 1992, the car was produced between 1993 and 2001, with a facelift in 1998. Citroën sold over 1.2 million, Xantias during its nine years of production.
By January 2001, when production ended, Iran's SAIPA started production of the Xantia. Iran manufacturing ended by September 2010. However, production in France continued until October 2002, which overlapped with the C5 by eighteen months. The name "Xantia" is derived from Xanthos, meaning "yellow" or "golden" in the Greek language.