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Citroen DS High Rider – Click above for high-res image gallery

The French can do style. But their automakers don't do much in the premium market this side of the Veyron. Citroen, however, is bent on bridging that divide with its new DS range.

Reviving the iconic nameplate, the DS line kicked off right here last year with the DS Inside concept. The production version, dubbed DS3, has since hit the market – overseas, anyway – but that's only the first chapter in the saga. Up next is the DS4, and this is the concept that shows the way. Called the DS High Rider, the show car is based on the C4 hatchback but transformed into a premium three-door crossover.

Along with the DS3 Racing and the Survolt concept, Citroen took the wraps off the DS High Rider here at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, highlighting that the French automaker is one of only six that has participated in every edition of the exposition over the course of its 80-year history. It's an intriguing concept, but don't take our word for it: Have a look for yourself in the gallery of live shots below and the studio shots below that.

Photos by Noah Joseph / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that a vinyle roof?
      The lift (Mini) idea is not a bad thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How simple and gorgeous... Great details in the design, too, while keeping the overall lines fluid and simple... Citroën is on a roll ! Now, to make them put all these beauties into production...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beats the Hell out of a Crosstour
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah, well, I wouldn't exactly call the Veyron a French make, most of it's important parts are made in Germany as well as the original developement was led by VW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm still on the fence about the DS3 overall... but this is niiiiiiiiiiice... especially in that color.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think they really incorporated the original DS style in to this modern day beauty
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is just such a beauty, i hope Peugeot/Citroen can just make the leap to North America in the next few years, this has market appeal
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really HOT!

      The car's ok, too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The rear is so... Audi A3-ish, with the hatch and tail lights. Other than that, looks good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Autoblog, this is not a Crossover, just a high riding car. That's all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a Mitsubishi A1 Focus 3-door Outback!
        • 4 Years Ago
        That being said, I admit I think this funky little thing does look kinda cool...

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