Citroen DS

Citroen DS

The Citroen C4 is one of the coolest models in the French manufacturer’s line-up, but with the next generation things are going to change a bit as Citroen makes room for the DS4 .

The C4 will make its world debut at the Paris Auto Show and will be shortly followed by the DS4; a 5-door hatchback and not a three-door model like the DS3. These vehicles features a lot of the bells and whistles that were seen on the Citroen DS concept at the Geneva Motor Show last year.

Compared to the C4, the DS4 will feature high quality interior materials and chrome inserts in both interior and exterior. Under the hood Citroen will offer a wide range of engines starting with a 120 HP 1.6 VTi unit and going up to a 200 HP engine (same as the one used in the Peugeot 308 GTI and the RCZ ).

Citroen Italia in cooperation to Partner Convivio 2010 (the largest charitable operation in Italy) has unveiled the special edition DS3 Just Black. After being displayed in Milan from June 10 to 15, this special edition will be auctioned with all the proceeds going to ANLAIDS Lombardia - an association fighting against AIDS.

The DS3 JUst Black features a matte black body combined with a shiny black roof. The interior will get red tape on the passenger side. Under the hood there is a 1.6 turbo THP engine that delivers a total of 155 Hp.

It has been about a year since the French automaker launched the all new Citroen DS line and only a few months after the new DS3 broke cover, the new car builder is taking the next step by unveiling the new DS High Rider concept at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The High Rider is a modern car with an innovative technological approach, especially because of the new "Full Hybrid" diesel powertrain.

The "Full Hybrid " system combines a refined HDi DPFS diesel burning power plant with an electric motor mounted on the rear axle that enables the Citroen DS High Rider to combine the fuel efficiency and torque of an HDi diesel engine with the green benefits of a next generation ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) when running exclusively under electric power while in other situations, both propulsion sources combine to deliver the maximum amount of power with an excess of torque being transmitted to the rear wheels.

Updated 04/23/2010: Citroen today unveiled images of the concept’s interior. The images revealed that the instrument panel, seats and door panels are all finished in a quality, full-grain leather, while chrome detailing is used around the dials, steering wheel, air vents, gear stick and the arch that connects the instrument panel to the console.

Press release after the jump.

Designing a house can be a painful task, but if you can get a little creative and think outside the box, you can come out with some pretty interesting things to hang from your ceiling.

Here’s an idea: why don’t you take a page out of this photo and do something similar to it? We’re not asking you to hang a classic like a Citroen DS , but from what we’ve been hearing recently, hanging cars inside the house as a form of display is becoming a more and more popular trend these days. For example, check out this super-sized plastic car kit that was used as art in a living room.

Word of advice, though. If you do decide to go this route, we strongly urge you to use a car that’s a little on the eye-catching side. And no, please, no lawnmowers.

Source: Melisaki

What do you get when you combine the first model of the Citroen DS line with a designer that is synonymous with high-end fashion? If you answered the special edition Citroen DS3 Yves Saint Laurent, then give yourself a good pat on the back - or at least let somebody do it for you.

Similar to the standard model of the DS, this special edition Citroen hatchback comes with a new red exterior color that’s combined with the black roof with that unmistakable Yves Saint Laurent logo.

Unfortunately, the car isn’t for sale and was mainly used to bring VIP guests to the grand opening of the retrospective exhibition of Saint Laurent’s entire body of work at the Petit Palais museum last Wednesday.

Citroen ’s limited run DS3 Racing , an offspring of Citroen’s racing Division that’s in charge of producing the brand’s WRC rally cars, will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a week’s time but Citroen has decided to try to create more buzz for the car by releasing a video clip of the car.

Looking a lot like one of those Hot Wheels toy cars, the DS3 is about as limited as limited can get with only 1,000 units being produced by Citroen. The car comes with a modified version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces an output of around 200 hp. Incidentally, the engine is co-developed by BMW-PSA Citroen Puegeot where it is also found under the hood of the MINI Cooper JCW .

Check out the video to see Citroen Racing’s new pride and joy before it breaks cover in Geneva next week.

Source: Citroen

The French automaker Citroen will unveil a high performance R version of the DS3 hatchback this March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The DS3 R (Racing) will go on sale in the second half of 2010 and will be limited to 1000 units.

The DS 3-R will be powered by a turbocharged version of the 1.6 Liter four cylinder tuned to deliver a total of 200 HP and is mated to a six speed gearbox that will allow the R spec car to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 7 seconds. Compared to the standard DS3, the R version will be equipped with better brakes so that driver’s can dive deeper into corners, a performance tuned suspension for better handling and an all important limited slip differential to ensure that power is distributed evenly across the drive wheels while waking up the hot hatch’s demeanor.

The DS3 R is distinguished by carbon finish used around the front bumper, lower body trim and wing extensions, whilst large 18” alloy wheels, chrome door handles and a chrome-finished exhaust system.

Updated 02/19/2010: Citroen revealed today new image gallery of the DS3 racing. Check it out!

UPDATED 12/16/10: It seems like it’s been ages since we last talked about the DSR Racing sports hatch that we forgot just how awesome this car is. Fortunately, we have a couple of updates to share about the limited-run sports hatch from Citroen. The first is a new walk-around video of the DS3-R, which we expect that you guys will find extremely helpful. The second and more important update has something to do with the car’s availability, especially if you find yourself living in Italy. According to Citroen, one-fifth of all production models of the DS3-R - that’s 200 of the 1,000 total models - will be made available exclusively for the Italian market.

UPDATE 02/09/11:We have more good news for fans of the Citroen DS-3 Racing Model, just in case you’re all sweating the thought of missing out on getting one of the 1,000 total models of the car. According to Citroen, the demand for the car is so strong that the company has already decided on doubling the production number of cars to by another 1,000 units, bringing all DS-3 R units to 2,000 models. It doesn’t end there either. Citroen Racing chief Olivier Quesnel also said that there could be more models available in the horizon if sales of the car keeps at the brisk pace it’s selling now. Awesome news for Citroen fans!

Citroen sure knows how to take advantage of the latest in video technology. In a bid to promote their latest hatchback the DS3 , the French manufacturer has resorted to a video-game style feature that allows you to take control of a DS3 from a piece of printed out interactive pages that you have in your hands.

All you need to do is go to Citroen’s website, print out the pages, and hold them in front of your webcam. What follows is a unique interactive program that allows you to muss over the DS3 and place it in different situations, including one where you can take it out for a nice drive with the piece of paper you’re holding as your very own steering wheel.

It’s a fun way to get acquainted with Citroen’s latest hatchback. The quick tutorial at the company’s website is easy enough to get you up to speed with what you need to do to give this a shot.

Source: YouTube

The French automaker, Citroen, unveiled the DS Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, the car was a preview version of what the future will look like for Citroen. As you know, in the end, the concept will be the basis for three different cars: the DS3, the DS4 and the DS5.

The DS4 sedan it is expected to debut in 2011 and if it will look like in this rendering for sure will be a strong competitor on its market.

Source: AutoJournal

Aparently when the French automaker brought their DS Inside Concept to the Geneva Motor Show, they conveniently parked it out of the way in an area that would give photographers looking to get a decent shot of the automobile’s interior a hard time. The concept is a preview of the upcoming Citroen DS3, a vehicle that will make its way into dealerships as early as next year.

The French car manufacturer has recently released a number of images and a video showing off the concepts piano black interior trim, ivory leather covered seatbacks and quilted material on the dash. But it is the modern DS emblem in the headrest that really caught our attention. Watch the video to see for yourself.

Press release after the jump.

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