June 3, 2023

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DS range to expand to six models by 2022

DS has presently verified that a flagship DS nine saloon will be part of the present DS 3 Crossback and DS7 Crossback early future year, but DS United kingdom handling director Alain Descat has disclosed that there would before long be 6 designs in DS showrooms.

Speaking exclusively to Vehicle Express, Descat stated, “We are likely for a 6-car showroom.”

After the DS nine saloon arrives in the 1st fifty percent of future year, two variations of a new DS four model – spied screening earlier this year – are anticipated to abide by in hatchback and Crossback kinds.

Descat would not validate irrespective of whether a DS four was planned, but he did confess: “Clearly it is anything I’d like to complement the selection we have.”

It’s anticipated that the new DS four will be based mostly on a new model of the PSA EMP2 platform that will let for whole electrification rather than just plug-in hybrid tech, as on present EMP2 cars.

Descat also disclosed that virtually a quarter of all present DS designs bought across Europe are electrified, this means the brand name has an common CO2 output of all cars bought of seventy nine.9g/km – the most affordable of any high quality brand name.

Substantial SUV on the playing cards

As for the sixth new DS model set to arrive in showrooms, Descat advised us, “The selection is not settled which designs we are about to launch is not totally decided. I do not know, but I would most likely go for anything in phrases of a greater car – a greater SUV.

“It tends to make feeling when you’re launching a new car to make absolutely sure it is world wide. That is like with the DS nine, which is relevant in the Chinese current market. There is surely the probable for a greater SUV, but we also have to have the ideal electrified cars across the selection.”

The DS nine saloon, at four,934mm extensive, is just 5mm shorter than an Audi A6. A DS nine Crossback SUV at a very similar length would get it shut to the Audi Q7 in size, this means seven seats would be a probability, too.

Descat also verified that there would be additional totally-electric powered DS cars, stating that he anticipated a new DS model to be based mostly on PSA’s recently declared all-electric powered architecture, codenamed eVMP. “The platform is released from 2023 so I would anticipate really before long soon after that we would have a DS on it,” he stated.

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