Second DS car will be powered by a diesel hybrid motor
12 March 2009

Citroen has revealed plans to fit a diesel hybrid powertain to the second model in its new DS sub-brand, the C4-sized Citroen DS5 family hatch.

“Hybrid technology takes centre stage for us now in anticipation of the development of a hybrid diesel powertrain, which will be available in the DS5 from 2011,” said a Citroen statement.

Citroen showcased its hybrid diesel technology in the Citroen C4 WRC HYbrid 4 concept, the world’s first hybrid rally car, which can run entirely on electric power on road sections between stages.

The C4 WRC HYbrid 4 concept was on display at the recent Geneva motor show as part of a showcase of Citroen’s hybrid abilities.

Matt Rigby

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5 2018 long-term review hero front
    17 August 2018
    First Drive
    We rate the new F90 generation M5 as best in class. Will we think the same...
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2018 road test review hero front
    17 August 2018
    Car review
    The new version of the big 4x4 is now Volkswagen’s flagship model. Is the...
  • Honda Civic Type R
    16 August 2018
    First Drive
    It’s a warm welcome to this steaming hot hatch. But is it too fiery for...

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5 2018 long-term review hero front
    17 August 2018
    First Drive
    We rate the new F90 generation M5 as best in class. Will we think the same...
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2018 road test review hero front
    17 August 2018
    Car review
    The new version of the big 4x4 is now Volkswagen’s flagship model. Is the...
  • Honda Civic Type R
    16 August 2018
    First Drive
    It’s a warm welcome to this steaming hot hatch. But is it too fiery for...