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DS range to expand to six models by 2022

DS has by now confirmed that a flagship DS nine saloon will be part of...

DS has by now confirmed that a flagship DS nine saloon will be part of the present DS three Crossback and DS7 Crossback early following year, but DS British isles taking care of director Alain Descat has unveiled that there would shortly be six styles in DS showrooms.

Talking completely to Auto Express, Descat claimed, “We are likely for a six-auto showroom.”

Following the DS nine saloon arrives in the to start with 50 percent of following year, two variations of a new DS 4 design – spied testing before this year – are predicted to abide by in hatchback and Crossback kinds.

Descat would not ensure regardless of whether a DS 4 was planned, but he did admit: “Clearly it is a thing I’d like to complement the vary we have.”

It is predicted that the new DS 4 will be based on a new variation of the PSA EMP2 platform that will allow for comprehensive electrification relatively than just plug-in hybrid tech, as on existing EMP2 automobiles.

Descat also unveiled that just about a quarter of all existing DS styles offered across Europe are electrified, that means the brand name has an normal CO2 output of all automobiles offered of 79.9g/km – the cheapest of any high quality brand name.

Huge SUV on the cards

As for the sixth new DS design established to get there in showrooms, Descat advised us, “The vary is not settled which styles we are about to launch is not completely made a decision. I do not know, but I would in all probability go for a thing in conditions of a even bigger auto – a even bigger SUV.

“It would make perception when you are launching a new auto to make guaranteed it is world-wide. That’s like with the DS nine, which is pertinent in the Chinese market. There is absolutely the likely for a even bigger SUV, but we also have to have the suitable electrified automobiles across the vary.”

The DS nine saloon, at 4,934mm very long, is just 5mm shorter than an Audi A6. A DS nine Crossback SUV at a equivalent duration would consider it shut to the Audi Q7 in size, that means seven seats would be a chance, also.

Descat also confirmed that there would be additional completely-electric powered DS automobiles, stating that he predicted a new DS design to be based on PSA’s lately declared all-electric powered architecture, codenamed eVMP. “The platform is launched from 2023 so I would hope very shortly following that we would have a DS on it,” he claimed.

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