After the DS3 and DS4, Citroen has announced that there will more DS versions launched in the near future, including a sports car based on the Survolt concept. And now that Citroen has dropped plans for a production version of the GT Concept, the future DS sports car will be the only high performance model Citroen will offer.
We don’t expect the production model to follow the concept that closely as we have already picked up on a few changes that will be made, but we are hoping that the overall look and performance of the production model will be just as good, if not better, than the concept. And with Citroen targeting younger customers looking for more than just a simple sports car, we can only imagine that it will be.
Look for Citroen’s only sports car to debut sometime in 2012 with sales starting as early as 2013.
Hit the jump for more details.
Exterior and Interior
Like all the other DS models, the future sports car will feature striking LED lights, a chrome-finished waistline surrounding dark tinted windows, muscular wheel arches, a tautly drawn roofline with a spoiler for added vitality, chrome rear bumper, and light cluster highlights.
For the interior Citroen will offer sports seats, a three-spoke steering wheel, high quality leather, aluminum pedal, and different other aluminum inserts.
The Citroen Survolt which previews the future sports car is an electric vehicle powered by a 200kw electric motor. But don’t expect the same to happen for the production version. We expect to see a conventional engine under the hood of the future DS sports car. We’d put our bets down on a turbocharged version of the 1.6 Liter four cylinder engine with around 200 HP and mated to a six speed gearbox. The sports car will be equipped with sport brakes, a performance tuned suspension, and 18" light alloy wheels.
The future Citroen DS Compact Coupe will target models like the Peugeot RCZ or Audi TT. The Citroen model will in fact be a cheaper alternative for the TT, but will offer a more sporty appearance.
When Can I Get One?
The DS sports car will be the last DS model to be offered, after the convertible DS3 debuts, so don’t expect to see it before 2012.
Sketch made by Sofiane Fekkar.