Second model in Citroen's DS range will be an MPV
1 July 2009

Citroen's second model in the new DS range, the DS4, will be an MPV inspired by the C-Sportlounge concept from 2005, Autocar can reveal.

The new model will be based on the C4 platform, but like the DS3 it will get its own body and interior as Citroën tries to create a more premium brand.

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Scheduled for launch in 2011, the DS4 will be joined in the same year by the DS5, itself derived from last year’s Hypnos concept. Citroën has compared that car’s ethos to that of the BMW X6. The DS5 will not get the Hypnos’s rear-hinged suicide doors, but it will look similar and feature the concept’s diesel-electric hybrid powertrain.

The production DS3 will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Citroën insiders say many details of the DS Inside concept will make it into the real thing; while the textured leather roof isn’t viable, a similar vinyl option may be offered.

Even the leather seats, with interlocking patches and colour graduating from black to pale grey, could be offered.

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