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DS range to expand to six models by 2022

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DS has currently verified that a flagship DS nine saloon will sign up for the...

DS has currently verified that a flagship DS nine saloon will sign up for the existing DS three Crossback and DS7 Crossback early subsequent year, but DS British isles handling director Alain Descat has uncovered that there would shortly be 6 products in DS showrooms.

Talking solely to Car Convey, Descat stated, “We are heading for a 6-car showroom.”

Immediately after the DS nine saloon comes in the 1st 50 percent of subsequent year, two versions of a new DS four product – spied screening before this year – are envisioned to comply with in hatchback and Crossback forms.

Descat would not confirm whether or not a DS four was planned, but he did admit: “Clearly it’s a little something I’d like to complement the vary we have.”

It is envisioned that the new DS four will be primarily based on a new version of the PSA EMP2 system that will let for comprehensive electrification rather than just plug-in hybrid tech, as on present-day EMP2 automobiles.

Descat also uncovered that virtually a quarter of all present-day DS products offered throughout Europe are electrified, that means the manufacturer has an common CO2 output of all automobiles offered of seventy nine.9g/km – the cheapest of any high quality manufacturer.

Significant SUV on the cards

As for the sixth new DS product established to get there in showrooms, Descat informed us, “The vary is not settled which products we are about to start is not totally made the decision. I do not know, but I would possibly go for a little something in phrases of a larger car – a larger SUV.

“It can make sense when you are launching a new car to make certain it’s global. That’s like with the DS nine, which is related in the Chinese marketplace. There is surely the probable for a larger SUV, but we also have to have the right electrified automobiles throughout the vary.”

The DS nine saloon, at four,934mm lengthy, is just 5mm shorter than an Audi A6. A DS nine Crossback SUV at a similar length would just take it near to the Audi Q7 in dimension, that means 7 seats would be a risk, much too.

Descat also verified that there would be a lot more totally-electric DS autos, expressing that he envisioned a new DS product to be primarily based on PSA’s lately introduced all-electric architecture, codenamed eVMP. “The system is released from 2023 so I would count on quite shortly just after that we would have a DS on it,” he stated.

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