Recent patent filings suggest the PSA Group is pushing its E-Tense supercar closer to production

The DS E-Tense supercar has taken another step towards making production, patent files have revealed.

DS has this week filed a trademark for the E-Tense name, further suggesting that the dramatic supercar concept of last year’s Geneva motor show could make production.

The luxury arm of PSA Group – also parent company to Peugeot and Citroën – has been toying with the idea of its own supercar as a halo model since the car’s warm reception in Geneva, in addition to a new SUV.

Unusually, however, a trademark for the SUV hasn’t yet been filed, despite the model being expected to make production before the supercar.

We won’t be seeing the E-Tense in production form until after 2018 when the SUV is due to go on sale, and it could come as late as 2021, with all-wheel drive and a 402bhp electric powertrain.

PSA boss Carlos Tavares has hinted more than once at the car’s potential for production, and PSA even took the E-Tense concept to the streets of Paris to gauge public reaction.

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The car is a far cry from the hatchbacks and SUVs that DS is using to increase its market share against German rivals; its hesitation to confirm the E-Tense is to be expected, given the risk involved in producing such a car. 

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19 January 2017
I presume you proceed from E to V-Tense once the warranty period is finished and you've clocked Citreon's servicing and repair costs....?

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22 January 2017
Go for it!

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DS 5

The Citroën DS5 is a handsome hatchback designed with a premium feel, but doesn't back up its road presence with a refined ride

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