Citroen to unveil first DS-branded SUV
Citroen is unveiling its first DS-branded premium SUV at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, called the DS 6WR.
Citroën’s premium brand DS, which is marketed exclusively in China, has just introduced its first SUV. Slated to premiere at the next Beijing Auto Show, the DS 6WR is directly derived from the Wild Rubis concept.
The DS 6WR is equipped with the same fascia seen on the DS 5LS, as well as aluminum roof rails that run down into the body at the rear.
Among the new technologies featured in the SUV is Grip Control, which is designed to provide optimal traction on any type of terrain without requiring the use of 4-wheel drive, thus limiting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Two four-cylinder turbo-petrol engines – the e-THP 160 and THP 200 — will be offered in China, both matched with six-speed automatic transmissions.
The DS 6WR will be the third DS model to be built in China. It will be introduced there by end of the year, with Europe expected to follow in 2015.