Citroën revealed the first official photos of the new member from the subversive DS series: Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept, the new luxury crossover that will be presented at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show exhibition.
Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept is built on the DS5 platform, the new French crossover featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Designed in Paris, the fashion capital, Citroen DS Wild Rubis uses stylistic elements that made their appearance for the first time in the original Numéro 9.
Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept – Design & Engine & Price
Citroen characterizes the design as wild and revolutionary, impressing with its combination of power and refinement. Its unique style represents the principles of the DS series, the aesthetics, passion and imagination.
It has several chrome elements, the front lights have, of course, LED technology, the rear lights give the impression of an extension of the body, and stands on 21-inch rims. It’s measurements: 4,700 millimeters (185 in) long, 1,950 millimeters (76.8 in) wide, 1,590 millimeters (62.6 in) high and the wheelbase is 2,900 millimeters (114.2 in).
The production version will enter in the same segment as Range Rover Evoque. Citroen DS Wild Rubis will go on sale in early 2014. It will initially be available in China, and later will go on sale in Europe with starting price close EUR 39,000 in France.
Regarding the engine range, Citroen DS Wild Rubis will have all-wheel drive and in Europe there will be a hybrid version that uses the 163 horsepower HDi diesel engine and a 34 kW (46 hp) electric motor, making the crossover to deliver a total of 200 horsepower. There will also be available with a 1.6-liter THP performance engine developing 243 horsepower, which will send traffic only to the front wheels.
The latest expression of the DS line, the DS Wild Rubis joins DS3, DS4, DS5 and the Numéro 9 concept, complementing the distinctive series with unique and inimitable style. Stimulating imagination and emotion, the concept breathes sophistication with an exceptional finish and utmost attention to detail.
A new vision of Citroën’s premium DS line, DS Wild Rubis’ unique profile combines the powerful appearance of an SUV with the refined codes of the DS line.
The utmost care and attention to detail in its creation makes DS Wild Rubis a worthy addition to the DS line. The most expressive features include the side chrome signature, the multitude of sculptured details in the metal, the front and rear light signatures and the finish of the materials, such as the guilloche pattern on the hub caps.
The finely etched DS pattern fades away in the centre of the wheel, allowing the textured paint to stand out in all its splendour.The colour of the ruby red bodywork changes with the intensity of light with a rich tone completing the chromatic sections of the deep and emblematic DS colours.
Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept Video
Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept Wallpaper [photo gallery]
Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept via Citroen