Earlier this year, Citroen announced plans to revive the DS badge for a line of premium models. The first car we saw with the new nomenclature was the DS3 concept that was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March. That MINI-challenger will be joined by a larger DS5, which is likely to get a diesel hybrid version in 2011. The diesel hybrid will be the same HYbrid4 powertrain system that is coming to the Peugeot 3008 crossover next year.
Last week, French automaker PSA-Peugeot-Citroen announced the development of the world's first hybrid diesel powertrain. Called HYbrid4, the propulsion system is earmarked for initial implementation on the Peugeot 3008 crossover. But after that, its sister-company Citroen will use the system in an all-new vehicle: the DS5.
What, a new Citroën DS? For those who don't know, more than 50 years ago Citroën sparked a revolution with the DS (pronounced like "deésse" in French, which means goddess) and its hydraulic suspension, transmission and braking. When Citroën announced a revival of the DS, some classic car lovers thought that the new DS might be a neo-retro model. We were wrong. Instead, Citroën has announcing a new line of premium vehicles, the DS series, that will compete against Germa
1955 – Elvis is just heating up, Blackboard Jungle is in theaters and tailfins will take a couple more years to really get outrageous. Across the Atlantic in France, the Martians forgot their space capsule. There is no other way to explain a car that debuted in 1955 having such sophistication – a hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension, excellent handling and ride, and headlamps that swiveled with the steering, to name a few. The Citroen DS was a unique, well-loved, amazing piece of
Citroën definitely has a thing for transforming cars. They use them in their TV commercials, and in Paris today, they opened their press conference with one. Our man on the scene, John Neff, captured the mysteriously-named "Totem-mobile" in action as it morphed from a classic Citroën DS into a giant God-knows-what.
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