Friday, September 17, 2010
Citroen DS High Rider Concept
The upscale sub-brand has already given birth to the DS3, a sort of premium rival to the likes of the Mini Cooper and Alfa Romeo MiTo. Tentatively called the Citroen DS High Rider Concept, the show car is set to be unveiled in just a couple of weeks in Geneva, Switzerland. When it does reach production, expect the car to wear the Citroen DS 4 nameplate.
As anticipated, the "Citroen DS High Rider" is more of a pre-production model that teases the upcoming DS4 that than a pure conceptual study.
The second member of Citroen's growing DS family after the Citroen DS3 supermini is a strange mix of a C-segment three-door hatchback with muscular details, a gently sloping roof line and heightened ride.
The production model's powertrains are most likely to be borrowed from the next C4, though there's a strong possibility that we may see the concept model's 'full-hybrid' diesel-electric drivetrain that combines a HDi engine under the bonnet and an electric motor located on the rear axle being offered in the near future.
According to Citroen, both engines of the hybrid system combine to deliver additional power with additional torque transmitted to the rear wheels.
Expect to see the production Citroen DS4 making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show this fall.