July 19, 2024

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DS range to expand to six models by 2022

DS has previously verified that a flagship DS nine saloon will sign up for the current DS three Crossback and DS7 Crossback early following yr, but DS British isles handling director Alain Descat has exposed that there would before long be 6 designs in DS showrooms.

Speaking exclusively to Auto Specific, Descat mentioned, “We are going for a 6-motor vehicle showroom.”

After the DS nine saloon comes in the 1st half of following yr, two versions of a new DS four design – spied tests previously this yr – are anticipated to adhere to in hatchback and Crossback forms.

Descat would not confirm irrespective of whether a DS four was prepared, but he did admit: “Clearly it’s anything I’d like to complement the selection we have.”

It is anticipated that the new DS four will be primarily based on a new model of the PSA EMP2 platform that will let for full electrification rather than just plug-in hybrid tech, as on present-day EMP2 vehicles.

Descat also exposed that practically a quarter of all present-day DS designs bought throughout Europe are electrified, indicating the model has an common CO2 output of all vehicles bought of 79.9g/km – the most affordable of any top quality model.

Substantial SUV on the cards

As for the sixth new DS design set to get there in showrooms, Descat explained to us, “The selection is not settled which designs we are about to start is not totally decided. I do not know, but I would probably go for anything in conditions of a more substantial motor vehicle – a more substantial SUV.

“It tends to make sense when you’re launching a new motor vehicle to make certain it’s worldwide. That’s like with the DS nine, which is pertinent in the Chinese marketplace. There is undoubtedly the possible for a more substantial SUV, but we also have to have the correct electrified vehicles throughout the selection.”

The DS nine saloon, at four,934mm extended, is just 5mm shorter than an Audi A6. A DS nine Crossback SUV at a very similar size would take it close to the Audi Q7 in size, indicating 7 seats would be a likelihood, way too.

Descat also verified that there would be additional totally-electric DS autos, indicating that he anticipated a new DS design to be primarily based on PSA’s lately introduced all-electric architecture, codenamed eVMP. “The platform is released from 2023 so I would hope very before long immediately after that we would have a DS on it,” he mentioned.

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