Citroen DS4 & DS5 hit the Chinese car market
Published on June 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Oui oui, the Citroen DS4 & DS5 have been launched on the Chinese car market. Both automobiles are imported, local production at the new Chang’an-PSA joint venture won’t start before late next year. Price for the DS4: 242.800 to 272.800 yuan, DS5: 298.800 to 348.800 yuan. All China-bound DSses are powered by only one moteur; the 1.6 turbo that poupes out 160hp and 240nm, mated to a 6-speed tiptronic.
At the launch party yesterday evening Citroen also showed the Numero 9 concept that debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The light wasn’t very good again, we see… The No.9 will eventually become the DS9, une grande Citroen for the French president and the Chinese car market.
The original DS was at the party as well. Driven by a Frenchman, Citroen likely expected a Chinese driver would crash it, and there they are probably right. Not that any Chinese would care, to them the DS is too old and too petit anyway.