The Citroen DS sub-brand will expand further by 2014, with three new models including a Chinese-built DSX SUV, according to company boss Frederic Banzet.
The new ‘flying’ grille, with arms that slash into the LED headlights, is likely to become a DS signature. It will also be seen on new mid-size and large saloons, probably badged DS7 and DS9, plus the DS3, DS4 and DS5.
The DSX uses lots of chrome to accentuate its upmarket status, while the roof bars dropping down into the C-pillars provide a ‘shark fin’ shape at the side, similar to that on other DSs.
However, Europe will have to wait for the new DSs, says Banzet – they’ll be aimed at the Chinese market and will be built in Citroen’s plant there. That means they’re more likely to use existing platforms, not the new EMP2 technology.