Bodywork and fittings

General information

The model range includes 4-door Saloon, 3 and 5-door Hatchback, 5-door Estate, and 2- door Pick-up body styles.

Each body is of all-steel welded energyabsorbing monocoque construction, with a separate load-bearing rear chassis frame on P100 Pick-up models. Corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles, and includes zinc phosphate dipping of the body panels, and wax injection of box sections and doors.

All models have flush direct-glazed fixed glass panels, and integrated polycarbonate bumpers.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are entrusted to a dealer.

A wide range of interior equipment and trim options are available depending on model.

The procedures given in this Chapter apply to original equipment fitments, and do not cover after-market products.

See also:

ESC II system components - removal and refitting
Note: Procedures for removal and refitting of the ignition system components and electronic module are given elsewhere in the relevant Sections of this Chapter. 1 Disconnect the battery negative l ...

Electronic modules - removal and refitting
Note: Refer to Section 1 for precautions to be observed when working with electronic modules. 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. All ESC modules except ESC (early “Economy” models) 2 All mo ...

Air cleaner element renewal (Every 24 000 miles (40 000 km) or 2 years)
Carburettor models 1 Remove the screws from the top of the air cleaner cover (see illustration). 38.1 Remove the air cleaner cover screws . . . 2 Where applicable release the spring clips aroun ...