A disguised image that shows the Citroën DS9 has appeared on the French firm's Facebook page
19 March 2012

This disguised image is believed to show the Citroën DS9, a luxury saloon that is expected to be officially unveiled at the Beijing motor show in April. The picture was posted on Citroën’s official Facebook page earlier today, along with the message, ‘The future of the DS line is already taking shape at Citroën...’.

At the Geneva motor show earlier this month, Citroën boss Frederic Banzet explained how the manufacturer’s high-end DS brand will undergo “internationalization” this year.

As well as plans to launch the DS3, DS4 and DS5 models in China, Russia and Brazil, Banzet explained that three new China-only DS models are planned to exploit the fact that China is now Citroën’s largest market, ahead of France.

These include a new C-segment saloon, a new SUV and a larger saloon, and the latter car appears to be the one shown in the Facebook image.

The saloon is inspired by the Metropolis concept, which starred at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010. The concept was seen as an executive saloon that could take the fight to the German brands that dominate the sector.

Although the DS9 – the name is a reference to the original DS19 – and the other two new DS models will be China-only at launch, Banzet said the firm was open to offering them in other markets, including Europe.

“They could end up elsewhere as we have a worldwide ambition with DS,” he said.

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19 March 2012

COMMENT BY 275NOT599 TEASED

Well, I think

19 March 2012

I can't really see much in the pictures, but if other 'DS' models are anything to go by, it should be pretty darn good in the styling department. And a big Citroen saloon! Something I've always loved! The C6 is tremendous, and although it's due a replacement, I think it still looks fresh. This car will hopefully ride like a floating carpet. It should waft around and turn its nose up at the word 'sport'. It should ooze class like nothing else.

So long as this will be a big, sexy and luxurious saloon, I want one. Come on Citroen - the recipe is simple!

19 March 2012

Well if it looks anything like the Metropolis concept it should look amazing!

19 March 2012

[quote Fidji] This car will hopefully ride like a floating carpet. It should waft around and turn its nose up at the word 'sport'.

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I hope so too, though, from personal experience, and from what I've read, a firmer, more sporty ride seems to be part of the current DS philosophy.

19 March 2012

[quote Fidji]The C6 is tremendous, and although it's due a replacement, I think it still looks fresh.[/quote] Coincidently I saw a C6 on the road on saturday, it looked superb. [quote Fidji]This car will hopefully ride like a floating carpet. It should waft around and turn its nose up at the word 'sport'. It should ooze class like nothing else.[/quote] This must surely be the raison d'etre for the DS range. Any Citron-ista using the word sporting at a press conference or in a press release should be summarily executed.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

19 March 2012

[quote catnip]

[quote Fidji] This car will hopefully ride like a floating carpet. It should waft around and turn its nose up at the word 'sport'.

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I hope so too, though, from personal experience, and from what I've read, a firmer, more sporty ride seems to be part of the current DS philosophy.

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If that's the case, they should do a C9 as well!

19 March 2012

[quote 275not599]

COMMENT BY 275NOT599 TEASED

Well, I think

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REPLY BY PRODIGY LEAKED

I agree 275not599, the MG6 is far better than this.

BTW sorry for the wet screen, my post leaked..

19 March 2012

[quote PRODIGY]BTW sorry for the wet screen, my post leaked..[/quote] I've got a sticky keyboard, I'd rather not explain how that happened.

 

 

19 March 2012

How have we got here again? ;-)

19 March 2012

I wonder what engines it'll use: PSA don't have anything suitable at the moment.

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