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
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.
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?
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.
- Great look
- Impressive performance numbers
- Introduces new design features
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