DS is working on a new model specific to China

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DS 6WR, an SUV specifically for the chinese market and based on “our” Peugeot 3008.

it Is undeniable that during these past weeks DS Automobiles is focusing a lot of our attention. And is the premium brand of PSA Group has plans too ambitious in the short term. If a few days we will reveal its intentions for Europe with the launch of a total of three new SUV (the first of them will be the DS 7 Crossback that we will see in the Geneva motor show 2017), today we bring you new information about a project they have in hand for the chinese market.

For DS, like many other brands, China plays a leading role in its expansion plans international. And exclusive models for the “asian giant” like the DS 6WR are proof of this. However, on this occasion, and as confirmed by the own chinese subsidiary of Citroën, are working on a new model that is positioned as a top-line DS. And also will be specific to that market.

Without going into further details, of such means as Car News China (which sets out this ad for Citroën China) published several information that point to a debut this new “flagship” of DS Automobiles during the Shanghai Auto show 2017 that will be held in the coming month of April. Now, what to what kind of vehicle will we find? It is here arise the first doubts.

Citroën C6 2016

The new model of DS Automobiles may be based on the Citroën C6 2016 (in picture), sold also in China.

as seen, there is contradictory information that point you in two directions. So who better to comment on both options to make us a more clear idea of what they are working on the designers of the French brand.

A version DS the Citroën C6

Recall that in the past year, more specifically in the month of April, introduced the new Citroën C6. Materialized and the return of the saloon and French and is sold exclusively in China. Is mounted on the platform EMP2 PSA, and your battle is situated close to the three meters long. In the range of the Vehicle is the sedan’s most exclusive and complete that we can find there.

however, DS Automobiles may find a new niche market if you are performing a complete overhaul of the C6 to make it into a model even more luxurious and advanced. In addition, several reports indicate that of getting to be marketed shall be baptized with the name DS-9, making reference to the Citroën DS Numero 9 Concept shown by the French brand back in the year 2012. And while the Citroën C6 is marketed in China together with a range of petrol engines, the version DS will be powered by a hybrid system plug-in.

Nuevo Peugeot 5008

The new Peugeot 5008 can be used as the basis for an SUV of DS in China.

A new SUV based on the new Peugeot 5008

And the other possibility falls again in the SUV segment, in that the the new Peugeot 5008 can be used as a basis for the creation of a new model of DS. After its recent renovation, the new generation of the Peugeot 5008 is situated as the SUV of larger size sold by Peugeot in Europe and has an interior with a capacity of seven adult passengers.

is Eventually one or the other, it is clear that both projects are very feasible for a long time and have been circulating information that pointed to their possible development. We will be pending if finally DS arrives in Shanghai with a new model under his arm. If I had to choose one or the other, I would opt for the version DS the Citroën C6 as the new 5008 has a very little life time, and still has not even reached the dealers.