It is expected that the premium DS brand will triple its lineup in just a couple of years.
DS has confirmed that the flagship sedan DS 9 will join the existing DS 3 and DS7 Crossback Crossback early next year, but managing Director DS UK Alain Descat said that in the near future is going “to open a showroom for six cars”.
After the first half of next year will be the sedan DS 9, it is expected that two versions of a new model of DS 4, seen at the beginning of this year fotosporno on the tests, will appear in hatchback form and its cross-version. Descat not confirmed whether the company plans a new DS 4, although he acknowledged the possibility of its occurrence.
It is expected that the next DS will be 4 based on a new platform PSA EMP2, which will provide full electrification, not just of plug-in hybrid technology, both on the current car EMP2. According to the Director of the British division of the DS, nearly a quarter of all the current DS models sold in Europe are electrified, and this means that the average CO2 emissions of all sold cars of a brand is 79,9 g/km – the lowest figure among all premium brands.
With regard to the sixth new model of DS, which should arrive in showrooms, Descat said:
“The range is not defined. What models we are going to release, finally resolved. I don’t know, but I would probably chose something in terms of a greater machine – a larger SUV. When you launch a new car, it makes sense to ensure that it is global. It’s like with the DS 9, which is important in the Chinese market. There’s definitely potential for a larger SUV, but we must also have a suitable electric cars across the range”.
Sedan DS 9 length 4 934 mm only 5 mm shorter than Audi A6. SUV DS 9 Crossback same length will be closer in size to the Audi Q7, this means that it can also get a seven-seat layout of the cabin.
Descat also confirmed that plan more all-electric vehicles DS and the new DS model will be based on the recently announced all-electric architecture of the PSA under the code name eVMP. He said that the platform runs from 2023, so very soon after that there will be DS.
Also suggest you to see a detailed test drive of the DS 3 Crossback from the team InfoCar.ua: