The French manufacturer Citroën launches the new Citroen DS9 Concept, also known as DS Number 9. DS9 The new model is the largest labeled DS range with almost 5 meters long, 2 wide and 1.30 altitude. Although in principle the DS9 will only be marketed in China is possible that this car in the future could reach the European market.
According to sources close to Citroën, the futuristic lines of the bodywork of DS9 will serve as a model for future releases of the French brand, which will be an SUV, a midsize sedan and another one larger. The Citroen DS9 uses the new hybrid technology that combines a gasoline engine with an electric one getting up to 295 horses. Autonomy in electric mode is about 50 kilometers and the charge time is somewhat less than 4 hours. By joining its engine with 1.6-liter petrol and the electric engine, the Citroën DS9 will reach speeds exceeding 240 km / hour and can reach a consumption of 1.7 liters per 100 kilometers.
As for the interior and exterior design emphasize the inclusion of LED lights and front bumper and its spectacular glass roof. The presentation of the vehicle, the Citroen DS9 Concept had a dazzling 21-inch wheels.
Along the Citroen DS9, the big news for 2013 is the new Citroen C-Elysée, a new sedan that will appear in the market as an economic alternative in its sector, equipped all detail.
The Hybrid car
The new DS9 is a hybrid car, this is definitely the main feature. Most cars that combine electric motor to supplement the combustion engine offers a performance well below normal cars. However, this big sedan Citroen appears to compete with other vehicles in its class, offering a power very close to 300 hp, enough power to allow driving very fast and with the advantage of reaching down to the 1.7 liters per 100 kilometers for trips at low speed. It will certainly be perfect for city driving with minimal and take the full force of its engine on the road.
"the site below says that its going to launch 08/01/2013 with an estimated price tag between £50000 to £70.000 (60.000 to 90.000 euros) and thats almost three times what you think will cost... i hope you are right and at the very least the base model costs somewhere between 35.000 to 40.000 euros. http://www.motoring.co.uk/new-car-launches/2012-citroen-ds9-launch_27 " at Price
"i think citroen returned to the golden time again" at Pictures
"as there is no date on your post, i would like to ask if the sale in china has started, if the price is the one you estimate above and if the car will be sold in europe as well. if not can it be imported by a private person?" at Price