[Video] Divine DS concept further detailed, complete gallery inside
The French automaker has released additional details regarding its DS brand’s latest concept – the Divine DS – a model that will be admired in full glory during the Paris Motor Show in October.
The model doesn’t look like it’s going to be followed any time soon by a production car, but clearly reveals the design directions for the DS brand – which is moving to become a separate division, not just Citroen’s upscale lineup.
The DS stand-alone brand will be expanded in Europe from the current three to six models, with the Divine DS looking like a larger and way more futuristic DS3. The hatchback, which lacks a proper rear window –replaced with a camera-backed digital rearview mirror –, is rather compact, at 4.21, 1.98 and 1.35 meters (length, width, height).
The cabin’s upscale interior, which features embroidery developed by design partners Swarovski & Lesage, is very high-tech, sporting the new HD Touch Drive interface. The infotainment system relies on a large, 10.4-inch multi-function touchscreen display. The Divine DS also has a new interior personalization concept, dubbed “Hyper-typage” which brings forth a choice of haute couture-like trim options: “Male, Parisienne Chic and Fatale Punk.”
Some technical details have also been revealed, with the Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP turbocharged gasoline engine under the hood churning 270 bhp/ 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 330 Nm between 1,900 and 5,500 rpm. The CO2 emissions are of just 145g/km.
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