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The new DS crossover is first seen on tests

DS, Citroen’s premium division, has brought out its new crossover called DS3 Crossback for winter tests. Spy photos from the tests were laid out by the publication Motor1. According to them, the car will premiere before the end of this year. The main competitors of the car will be Mini Countryman, Peugeot 208 and Audi Q2. In the model range of the brand compact crossover will take place below the DS7 Crossback.

The novelty will be built on the CMP platform. The length of the machine will exceed 4 meters. In addition to gasoline engines, customers will be offered electrical modification of the crossover. The power of an environmentally friendly version will be 113 horsepower. The power reserve will exceed 450 kilometers.

Also, Citroen plans to develop a new flagship sedan under the DS brand. The car should be on sale in 2018. According to preliminary data, the novelty will be called DS8. In the company’s model line, the car will most likely take the place of the C6. The machine will be built on the Emp2 platform. The length of the novelty will be about five meters.

In total by 2021 concern PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to present at once four electric cars. Earlier it was reported that among them there will be a sedan, a hatchback and a compact crossover. Environmentally friendly cars are planned to be built on a platform called E-CMP. The development of the new architecture is carried out jointly with the Chinese company Dongfeng. It is planned that on this platform will build models of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, as well as Dongfeng B- and C-segment. The overall dimensions of new cars will be close to Peugeot 208, Citroen C3 and DS 3. Investments in the project by the end of the decade will amount to about $ 15.4 billion.

DS company already has experience in creating electric cars. In 2016, the French presented a concept called E-Tense. The design of the electric coupe is in the style of the 1955 Citroen DS model. E-Tense was equipped with an electric motor with a power of 402 hp. and 512 Nm of torque. Up to 100 km / h the car can be accelerated in 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km an hour. The range of the electric car does not exceed 360 kilometers.

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