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

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