Citroen unveils DS High Rider conceptGeneva showcar likely to join new DS range
12 February 2010
Citroën has taken the wraps off a new concept car that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show - the DS High Rider.
It's the second model to bear the revived DS name, following the -rivalling .
The DS3 took its bow last year in Geneva, where it was labelled the DS Inside - so the chances of the DS High Rider following suit and joining the full Citroën line-up are very high.
It's been rumoured that the production version will be named DS4 or DS5.
DS High Rider design
A compact four-seater coupé, the High Rider has a sporty, futuristic shape with a sloping roofline, large headlights and ridged bonnet highlighted by flashes of chrome trim and huge 19-inch wheels.
Citroën says that the interior has a spacious feel thanks to a panoramic windscreen that stretches back over the front seats, and side windows that look like a single piece of glass.
According to Citroën, the new DS range will focus on luxury and elegance. The concept's roof is even coated in a leather-like textile material - although this won't arrive in a roadgoing version.
The DS High Rider uses a 'full hybrid' diesel drivetrain that combines a refined HDi diesel engine under the bonnet with an electric motor located on the rear axle. Citroen claims that the setup can reduce CO2 emissions to almost zero.
The concept will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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