A notchback derivative called the Citroën Elysée continued to be produced till 2008 for the Chinese market (where it is a popular taxi), by the Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile, a joint venture with the PSA Group.
The ZX's interior space and value received praise from critics and consumers. Of particular note was the rear seat arrangement; it was mounted on a sliding platform that allowed the seat to be moved rearwards to increase rear legroom, or forwards to increase cargo space. Unfortunately, only the seat backs folded down on models so fitted. Lower specification models with fully folding and removable seats had more ultimate capacity. The ZX specification was good for its class, with most models getting power steering, electric windows, electric sunroof, a passenger's side electric mirror, a driver's side (and sometimes passenger's side) airbag and anti-lock braking system as either optional or standard equipment.
The ZX felt more solid than a BX, but was still criticised for the lack of quality feel, particularly in the interior plastics and body panels - (the thin side panels were prone to pick up supermarket car park trolly dents), and also the easily worn fabrics in low spec models, in comparison with rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf. It was competitively priced though, unlike the Golf, which was priced at a premium. Although the diesel engines were very durable (with many examples clocking up 400,000 kilometers with only routine servicing) the gasoline engines did receive some criticism for their unreliability. The ZX's styling though it had similarities to the Bertone designed XM, (especially in estate form), was also disliked by many Citroën enthusiasts, who saw it as far too conservative and bland from a company previously known for its bold and advanced design (DS, CX, BX, XM).