Citroen DSX Concept to Debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

| February 5, 2013 at 10:37 am
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Citroen DSX Concept to Debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

Citroen is all set to unveil the DSX concept at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show in April, as per a recent report. It is based on the DS5 platform which incidentally ensures both efficient production and all wheel drive capabilities, the DSX in production form should hit China early next year before being introduced in Europe late-2014. The car is anticipated to be 4.7 meters long (about the length of an Audi Q5) and could come with petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains. The report also states that only hybrid versions will have AWD available, and that they are most likely to be in the same vein as the diesel-electric DS5 Hybrid4.

The European-spec Citroen DSX is scheduled to go on sale with a price of €39,000. In the AWD model, the electric motor will drive the rear wheels but the regular models will feature a front-wheel drive configuration. The European version will be sold in a diesel-hybrid version which will include PSA’s HDi 163 diesel with an electric motor.

The diesel produces 163 HP (120 kW) whereas the electric motor offers an additional 37 HP (34 kW) for a total of 200 HP (147 kW), just like in the 3008 Hybrid4. In China, the DSX is expected to be equipped with a 1.6-liter THP gasoline engine producing 243 HP (179 kW). Reports also suggest that non-hybrid models might not come up with an all-wheel drive configuration. The official Citroen distributor in Malaysia is currently the Naza Euro Motors –as per latest reports, a 3S outlet is expected to open its doors in the Klang Valley by February end.

via The car driving





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