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