Ready to make its public debut at the Beijing Auto Show, Citroen has released details and an official image of its DS 6WR crossover which is said to have been inspired by the Wild Rubis concept shown in Shanghai last year.
Refined sophisticated stylingDesigned in Paris, the Citroen DS 6WR crossover measures 4.55 metres long, 1.86 metres wide and 1.61 metres tall with a wheelbase of 2.73 metres – which equates it to being slightly shorter, narrower and taller than the Wild Rubis.
The front end however is inspired by the DS 5LS sedan with its body plastic cladding in the front bumper, wheel arches and side sills while the mirrors have a glossy black finish. Addition details include silver roof rails, a chrome bar running the entire length of the doors, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Powertrain optionsEngine options include the 118 kW 1.6-litre e-THP and the more powerful 147 kW THP motor. Both engines work together with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Citroen also fitted the DS SUV with a Grip Control system providing "optimized traction" on all types of terrain without a four-wheel drive system and while limiting both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Production of the Citroen DS 6WR will take place in China at the Shenzhen site and the model is scheduled to go on sale towards the end of the year and will most likely make its way to other markets in 2015.