DS range to expand to six models by 2022

Rodolfo Schellin

DS has by now verified that a flagship DS 9 saloon will sign up for the present DS 3 Crossback and DS7 Crossback early future calendar year, but DS British isles handling director Alain Descat has uncovered that there would before long be six products in DS showrooms.

Speaking completely to Auto Express, Descat reported, “We are heading for a six-car showroom.”

Immediately after the DS 9 saloon arrives in the initially fifty percent of future calendar year, two versions of a new DS 4 product – spied tests earlier this calendar year – are expected to adhere to in hatchback and Crossback varieties.

Descat would not affirm irrespective of whether a DS 4 was prepared, but he did admit: “Clearly it is one thing I’d like to enhance the variety we have.”

It is expected that the new DS 4 will be based on a new version of the PSA EMP2 system that will permit for entire electrification instead than just plug-in hybrid tech, as on existing EMP2 cars.

Descat also uncovered that nearly a quarter of all existing DS products offered throughout Europe are electrified, this means the manufacturer has an ordinary CO2 output of all cars offered of seventy nine.9g/km – the lowest of any premium manufacturer.

Substantial SUV on the cards

As for the sixth new DS product established to get there in showrooms, Descat advised us, “The variety is not settled which products we are about to start is not entirely made the decision. I do not know, but I would probably go for one thing in phrases of a larger car – a larger SUV.

“It would make sense when you’re launching a new car to make positive it is international. That’s like with the DS 9, which is appropriate in the Chinese sector. There is undoubtedly the probable for a larger SUV, but we also have to have the suitable electrified cars throughout the variety.”

The DS 9 saloon, at 4,934mm prolonged, is just 5mm shorter than an Audi A6. A DS 9 Crossback SUV at a identical duration would consider it shut to the Audi Q7 in size, this means seven seats would be a risk, far too.

Descat also verified that there would be much more entirely-electrical DS vehicles, saying that he expected a new DS product to be based on PSA’s just lately declared all-electrical architecture, codenamed eVMP. “The system is launched from 2023 so I would assume quite before long immediately after that we would have a DS on it,” he reported.

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