French “daughter” Citroen – premium DS brand – has revealed the European version of the business sedan DS 9. “Nine” is based on a lengthened version of the liftback Peugeot 508 L, but differs from related models by body type, interior design, more luxurious interior and the presence of advanced electronic assistants.
The appearance of the European version of the DS 9 as a whole after the business sedan for China, an exposed five months ago. Preserved a bold rib on the hood, chrome trim and air intakes of the bumper and optics, and a “hidden” door handles, a La Tesla. The differences between the versions occur only in the decoration of lights and the location of the signboards.
Size “nine” comparable to the BMW 5-Series: the length of the sedan – 4933 mm, width – 1855 mm, height – 1468 mm wheelbase 2895 mm. DS 9 by 83 millimeters bigger than Renault Talisman, so that trehobemnyh PSA group can be considered the flagship passenger model among French brands.
Salon DS 9 – almost an exact copy of the interior of the crossover DS 7 Crossback. The sedan and coupe shared the steering wheel, the architecture of the front panel and Central tunnel, identical virtual “tidy” and 12 inch screen system. DS 9 has “inherited” even Breguet clock between the Central air vents and the “scalloped” appearance of the buttons near the selector transmission.
In the list of options includes adaptive diode “swivel” optics, special suspension with the camera “reading” bumps in the road in advance and adjusting the damping at each wheel individually, multicontour leather seats with ventilated, heated, cooled and massaging autopilot second level, the complex DS Safety, including night vision with range up to 100 meters, system status monitoring driver monitoring system blind spot assistant and traffic sign recognition.
At the start of sales of the DS 9 will be offered only with front-wheel drive and a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain E-Tense, familiar from the sedan Peugeot 508. The power plant consists of a petrol 1.6 turbo PureTech, 8-speed “machine”, 109-horsepower electric motor and battery pack with a capacity of 11.9 kilowatt-hours. The total output of the system is 225 horsepower. The estimated mileage on electricity – from 40 to 50 kilometers.
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In the future European gamma “nines” added 360-horsepower all-wheel-drive hybrid. In China DS 9 will be available with no alternative hybrid power plant with a capacity of 250 horsepower.
DS 9 public premiere will take place at the Geneva motor show next week, and the sale of DS9 will arrive in the second half of this year.
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