DS range to expand to six models by 2022
DS has now verified that a flagship DS nine saloon will be part of the current DS three Crossback and DS7 Crossback early upcoming yr, but DS United kingdom handling director Alain Descat has exposed that there would soon be 6 types in DS showrooms.
Speaking exclusively to Automobile Express, Descat reported, “We are likely for a 6-car showroom.”
Immediately after the DS nine saloon comes in the initial 50 % of upcoming yr, two variations of a new DS 4 design – spied tests before this yr – are anticipated to observe in hatchback and Crossback types.
Descat would not confirm whether a DS 4 was prepared, but he did acknowledge: “Clearly it is something I’d like to enhance the assortment we have.”
It’s anticipated that the new DS 4 will be centered on a new variation of the PSA EMP2 platform that will allow for complete electrification instead than just plug-in hybrid tech, as on latest EMP2 automobiles.
Descat also exposed that almost a quarter of all latest DS types sold across Europe are electrified, that means the brand has an average CO2 output of all automobiles sold of seventy nine.9g/km – the cheapest of any quality brand.
Significant SUV on the playing cards
As for the sixth new DS design established to arrive in showrooms, Descat advised us, “The assortment is not settled which types we are about to start is not fully decided. I do not know, but I would possibly go for something in terms of a even larger car – a even larger SUV.
“It tends to make feeling when you are launching a new car to make guaranteed it is worldwide. That is like with the DS nine, which is applicable in the Chinese current market. There is undoubtedly the likely for a even larger SUV, but we also have to have the suitable electrified automobiles across the assortment.”
The DS nine saloon, at 4,934mm long, is just 5mm shorter than an Audi A6. A DS nine Crossback SUV at a identical duration would acquire it shut to the Audi Q7 in sizing, that means 7 seats would be a risk, way too.
Descat also verified that there would be a lot more fully-electrical DS autos, saying that he anticipated a new DS design to be centered on PSA’s recently introduced all-electrical architecture, codenamed eVMP. “The platform is released from 2023 so I would be expecting extremely soon right after that we would have a DS on it,” he reported.
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