Citroën has finally given the world a closer look at the company's next DS design study. The French automaker is set to introduce the DS line to China this year, and the Numero 9 design study is set to mark the occasion. Citroën will officially unveil the concept at this month's Beijing Auto Show, and the manufacturer says the low-slung hatchback's design hints toward future products, namely a premium c-segment sedan, an SUV (read: crossover) and a larger D-segment four door. All we know is, it looks damn good.

The Numero 9 shooting brake is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that offers a 31-mile electric range and 295 horsepower. Not too shabby. Scroll down for an artsy video of the concept as well as the full press release. Of course, you can also sink your teeth into the dizzying slew of photos in the gallery above.


Vidéo Citroën Numéro 9 by rtl-fr

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Numero 9: A Fresh Look at the DS Line

Marketed alongside Citroën's main range, the DS line explores new automotive territory. Based on more radical choices, it opens new perspectives in premium vehicle design. Inspired by ninety years of history and automotive excellence, the DS line illustrates the best of Citroën expertise in terms of creativity and technology. Two years after its launch, the DS line – comprising the Citroën DS3, DS4 and DS5 – has already notched up more than 200,000 sales.

Pursuing its career, the DS will be launched this year in China. To mark the event, Citroën has designed a new concept car, Numéro 9, to be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show. This concept heralds the future of the DS line and signals the styling cues of the next three models in the line: a C-segment premium sedan, an SUV and a D-segment executive saloon.

Concept car Numéro 9 sublimates the DNA of models in the DS line. It expresses radical choices in design with immediately recognisable styling that is both inspired and emotional. Sophistication is allied with a high-quality finish for original driving sensations and features that are truly useful every day. Its charismatic body styling revisits the shooting brake, while the new front end is designed for plug-in full-hybrid technology. This concept car boasts remarkable levels of performance (50 km range, 295 bhp, boost function, 39 g/km of CO2). High standards, bold design, creativity and the best of technology.


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      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wish we could get the DS series or any new Citroen here in the U.S....
      ctsmith1066
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really wish that Citroen and Peugeot would export to the US. Same goes for Renault.
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ctsmith1066
        PSA can easily use Mitsubishi dealers. They can position Mistubishi as the entry level brand that goes after Kia, position Peugeot a little bit higher as a VW competitor, and sell only DS branded Citroens, with AWD, as Audi alternatives.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
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          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          I think Mits should form their own unique, JDM design style while theiy're at it, while PSA continues with their European design language.
      David Hu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Citroen, its production cars aside, is one of the very, very few car makers that still makes truly romantic concept cars. And they go through the trouble of doing gorgeous photography! So many of the other car makers have lost that, opting instead to make "concepts" that are 90% production ready. For that reason alone, I have lots of respect for Citroen.
      Matt C
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yup, that thing looks badass. In a good way.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drop-dead beautiful car. Do have to agree with my brother- wheels gotta go. Look like some cheesy dubs from an Escalade. And love the pics taken at the Ronin gun deal scene.
      wave9x
      • 2 Years Ago
      Citroën puts out the most awesome concept cars. I wish more elements of them would translate to production.
      SpikedLemon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oooh... Hot hatch.
      Fonin
      • 2 Years Ago
      do want!
      avanti
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey Lincoln . . . Take this design and zerox it. Add the Lincoln Star in place of the Citroen Chevron on the front and back. Call it the 2014 MKT and you'd have a sure fire success on your hands. This is what a Lincoln should be. Elegant, refined and sexy as hell. Citroen builds one stunning luxury car. This is one of the most beautiful cars since the Citroen Metropolis concept they debuted several years ago. That sedan would have made a fabulous Lincoln also . . . it had suicide doors and a shape like sin.
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW! Somebody asked for a modern successor of the legendary DS? Here it is! Citroën really shows, what they can with the "DS" line.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like Citroen's and Peugeot's concepts, especially their big cars, but this would have looked much better as a sedan than as a station wagon.
      AddLightness
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's le perfect.
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