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2012 Citroen Numero 9

Citroen has announced the new Numero 9 concept - a new vehicle that will join the current DS line-up, including the DS3 , DS4 , and DS5 . The Numero 9 previews the styling cues of the next three models in the line: a C-segment premium sedan, an SUV,nd a D-segment executive saloon.

The new Numero 9 is a plug-in full-hybrid vehicle that combines a 225 HP 1.6 liter petrol engine powering the front wheels with a lithium-ion powered electric motor that is positioned on the rear axle and adds another 70 HP. In pure electric mode, the new Numero 9 has a autonomy of 31 miles. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 152 mph.

Citroen will be unveiling their new Numero 9 concept at the end of April at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Citroen Numero 9 concept.

Exterior and Interior

Citroen Numero 9

The Citroen Numero 9 is built on a three meter wheelbase and measures 4.9 meters in length and 1.94 meters in width. The concept features a shooting brake design and continues the heritage and sophistication of the DS line. Illustrating this design is a new front-end identity with a grille in 3D relief, flowing into the full-LED headlights, which end in daytime-running lights. The most impressive feature of the concept, however, is a new floating roof, underlined by a chrome trim with a discreet DS marking, and glazed side surfaces flowing into the rear window.

The Numero 9 is finished in black exterior paint with subtle hints of violet, baptised "Whisper." The concept sits on an impressive set of 21" wheels.

Other design features:

  • a rear spoiler reinforcing the fastback effect
  • windscreen pillars contributing to the air flow around the cabin
  • ‘turbine’ wheels whose integrated fins increase the air flow around the wheel arches, thus reducing both turbulence and fuel consumption.

Engine

Citroen Numero 9

Citroen’s new Numero 9 Concept is a plug-in hybrid vehicle - like most of the concepts recently unveiled by the French company. It combines a 1.6 THP petrol engine developing 225 HP and 202 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor on the rear axle developing power of 70 bhp and 147 lb-ft of torque.

In pure electric mode, the concept has an autonomy of 31 miles and delivers an impressive fuel economy of 1.7 l /100 km and 39 g/km de CO2. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 152 mph.

When can I buy one?

Citroen Numero 9

The new Citroen Numero 9 concept will be making its world debut at the end of April at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. It previews a series of models that will be unveiled within the next year.

Citroen Numero 9
LOVE IT
  • Great look
  • Impressive performance numbers
  • Introduces new design features
LEAVE IT
  • Just a concept


8 comments:

Can you help me to figure this out? Is it, a real coupe or a limo? It seems that it was elongated due to longer wheelbase right? 

Is it closely related to the NSX? The aggressive sporty stance has gained by this Citroen.

The rims of the wheels look awkward on me. It’s the first thing that I’ve noticed on that car. Can it be customized and change for many good-looking rims?

To be honest, I thought it was a hearse when I first saw it. But a hearse can’t have those wicked wheel rims, right?

It makes my head ache a bit when I looked at its exterior; it’s definitely attractive, but it looks obnoxious at the same time.

Beatuiful car. Build it. @Angel which reputation? As far as I’ve experienced, Cits & Pugs are are durable, hardy machines.

Wow! I love its blackness its shiny. The wheels make it perfect.

Love it. A lot of Citroen’s new designs are amazing, it’s a shame that they have such a poor reputation for reliability that precedes them.

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