French automaker, Citroen, is expected to be in attendance at the Shanghai Auto Show. But it won’t be there to just bask in the ambience; it’s headed there with a concept car, specifically called the DS Wild Rubis Concept.
As with most teaser photos (and videos) these days, Citroen didn’t reveal a whole lot of information surrounding the DS Wild Rubis Concept. What it did give us are a couple of teasers of the concept.
The teaser video, which you can find after the jump, plays to Citroen’s chic and metropolitan appeal, complete with a black and white treatment and minimal glimpses of the Wild Rubis Concept.
The photo, on the other hand, gives us a clear look at the concept’s headlights, or at least just one of them. As you can see, the new light setup is different from previous concepts we’ve seen from Citroen, particularly from the slit-like lights from the Technospace Concept.
We wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit if this is a prelude to a production model that will be available only in the Chinese market.
Regardless, expect to find out everything there is to know about the DS Wild Rubis Concept when it makes its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. In the meantime, click past the jump to see the teaser video of the concept.
Everyone was expecting to see the new Citroen Picasso revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but the French company decided to only come with a concept version. The production version is continuing its testing session and our spy photographers have caught testing again in Sweden, but this time it was camo-free.
The new Picasso will be offered with the same engine range found in the C4, so that customers will have to choose between both petrol and HDi diesel engines. A hybrid version - Hybrid4 - similar to the one offered in the DS5 and Peugeot 3008 will also be offered.
Initially, the new Picasso will be offered as a five-door model, but a seven-seat model, called the C4 Grand Picasso, will also be offered.
The production version Picasso will likely be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Citroen will be further expanding its DS4 lineup with the addition of a new Electro Shot special edition that is will unveil at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new Electro Shot will be built on the DStyle trim level and introduces the classic two-tone finish to the DS4 lineup.
The model combines gray exterior paint with a gloss-black roof and spoiler, plus chrome-finished door mirrors. The model will come with a set of black 17-inch alloy wheels. The interior will add leather seats, lots of metallic accents and a high-end infotainment system.
Citroen offered no details on the engine, but we are pretty sure the new DS4 Electro Shot will be offered with a 1.6-liter HDi 160 engine that will deliver a total of 110 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.
The new DS4 Electro Shot will be the first Citroen model to be produced by the new customization workshop at the company’s Mulhouse production site.
Don’t get carried away with the cool Technospace Concept, as it is merely an insight on what to expect from the upcoming C4 Picasso MUV — one of the best-selling models for the French Automaker.
Slated to be shown off at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Technospace Concept looks production ready. Given the new radical design language that Citroen currently follows (Check out the Citroen DS5 for instance), expect the 2014 Picasso to retain minimal changes from the concept design.
If Citroen were to choose the above path, the 2014 Picasso will be 40 mm (1.57 inches) shorter in height than the outgoing model and 55 mm (2.16 inches) longer for extra cabin space. With these changes, the new Picasso will feature new proportions that delicately combine compactness and a large cabin space — a good aspect to impress customers looking for sheer practicality in a well-built package.
To befit the name, the car boasts several cool features to fascinate the children you will soon be ferrying such as a full-touch driving interface with a high-definition 12-inch panoramic screen.
The all-you-can-fit French van sits on Citroen’s new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) that aims to make the car lighter and more stable. And with an eco-friendly lineup in the cards, expect emission to be at a record level of 98 g/km.
The production version of the Technospace concept, aka the 2014 C4 Picasso will see the light of day from the second half of 2013. We’ll update this review once details fly by.
At the upcoming 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, Citroen will unveil its new DSX Concept car that previews a new SUV set to target models like the Audi Q5 und BMW X3. The new model will be built on the same platform as the DS5 and its production variant will be unveiled in 2014. The model will be initially offered in China and after that will arrive in Europe.
The new concept will have a length of 4.70 meters (185.04 inches) - about the same size as the Audi A5. The production version is rumored to be offered with petrol and diesel engines, which will deliver from 160 to 200 horsepower. There will also be a hybrid version that will combine a 1.6-liter THP petrol engine with an electric motor for a total output of 240 horsepower.
The hybrid model will be offered in an all-wheel-drive version where the electric motor will drive the rear wheels, while the petrol engine powers the front wheels. For non-hybrid models, only a front-wheel-drive version will be offered.
When put on sale, the production version will be priced at about €39,000 (about $52,500 at the current exchange rates).
We’ll update this review, once Citroen releases additional information on the concept.
You have probably noticed that these past few days have been pretty busy with spy shots. That’s probably because most automakers have taken their future models out for extreme testing in the bitter cold. This is exactly what Citroen did with their upcoming Grand Picasso.
When compared to the standard Picasso, the Grand Picasso version will receive longer rear doors, a boxier rear and has been specially designed for bigger families. While many were expecting sliding doors on the Grand Picasso, the new spy shots reveal that the doors will be of conventional type.
We expect many of the engines from the C4 to be carried over for the Grand Picasso, meaning you will find a range of petrol and HDi diesel engines available. Rumors suggest that the Grand Picasso could also receive the Hybrid4 system seen in the DS5 and Peugeot 3008.
The new Citroen Grand Picasso will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will be put on sale in late 2013.
Citroen has unveiled a special edition Citroen DS3 Cabrio during Fashion Week in Milan. Dubbed the "L’Uomo Voque," this special-edition vehicle was specially designed by the Italian magazine L’Uomo Vogue and Citroen’s styling team. The new edition will be auctioned off and all of the proceeds will go to the Women Create Life project — an NGO that, through art and culture, supports and fosters initiatives to improve the health conditions of women and children.
The new DS3 Cabrio "L’Uomo Voque" special edition is painted in a stunning Stardust matte grey combined with a canvas roof covered in subtle motifs that reinterpret the monogram canvas. A special DS logo has been laser engraved on the mirror housings to further remind you that this is indeed a special-edition DS3.
For the interior, Citroen offers seats covered in BlackBrown watchstrap Club leather, the dashboard and front panels are trimmed with the same leather combined with a pearl-effect stitching.
The New Year has brought two special editions to the Citroen lineup: DS3 DStyle Red & DSport Red. The two special editions will be based on DStyle and DSport trim levels, and are now on sale with prices ranging from £15,655 ($25,450 at the current exchange rates) to £18,060 ($29,300).
The two models are offered in either Polar White or Perla Nera Black body colors combined with red insertions on the hood, door mirrors, front grille and chevrons. The two special editions come with 16-inch Ashera alloy wheels painted DStyle Red models and 17-inch Bellone alloy wheels for the DSport Red versions. For both models, the wheels can be ordered in either white or black.
The same combination is also used on the interior, where Citroen installed a "Connect Signature" package that adds Bluetooth and USB connectivity, an enhanced Hi-Fi system and additional speakers for superior sound quality.
Under the hood the two special editions offer both petrol and diesel engines, but only a 6-speed manual transmission is available.
Pending the final release of the 2012 WRC standings, the Citroën DS3 WRC is a two-time World Rally Championship champion, which just solidifies the fact that it knows a thing or two about racing. On the heels of this championship, Citroën is set to debut yet another racecar, but this time around, it is for private owners only.
This new model, dubbed the Citroën DS3 RRC, is designed to run at rally levels just below the WRC, like the European Rally Championship (ERC), WRC-2, Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) or other national championships. Citroën was very careful in its homologation of this model to make 100 percent certain it wasn’t stepping on its own tailpipe.
So can this baby-brother version of the championship-winning Citroën DS3 WRC be held up to the same relative standard as its big brother?
Click past the jump to read all about the Citroën DS3 RRC and find out.
French automaker Citroen has been relatively coy about their plans for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but with the event a little over a week away, we’re slowly getting a good idea on what’s in store from Citroen.
One of the models headed to Paris is the DS3 Electrum Concept, an all-electric concept that promises to take the phrase of an electric supermini to new heights.
Details have yet to be revealed, but Citroen has said that the car can run a range of up to 75 miles and will be powered by a pair of 65 kW motors that has been fitted on the front axle with a Panasonic 17.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The automaker also describes the DS3 Electrum Concept as a car with "an innovative and non-intrusive design,” which means we’re expecting nothing short of stunning for this car.
That being said, we’re looking forward to seeing what the DS3 Electrum Concept is all about. Chances are, we’re not alone.