Citroen DS Line Expansion: New DS3 Racing, Production Metropolis

Here’s a piece of news we’ve been waiting on for a long time: French carmaker Citroen is looking to expand their DS line of design-fucused vehicles with a new version of the DS3 racing and even a production version of the Metropolis Concept.
We’ve been largely satisfied with the look of the DS4 and DS5, and their focus on interior exclusivity and luxury is on par with the best German rivals have to offer, but it’s a sportscar or a large executive they need now if the line and indeed Citroen’s whole offering is to have a halo car. According to WhatCar?, they are going to launch a bit of both.

Their ambitions with the DS3 Racing are largely as a result of demand. The original plan was for Citroen to make some 1,000 cars, but they’ve more than double that figure. Since this was supposed to be a limited production car, they might launch a new cosmetic package that’s even more thought out.

As for the Metropolis, that was designed in China, and demand coming from the rapidly expanding market is for larger cars, so the saloon is a natural choice. Developed by Citroen's design office in Shanghai, the Metropolis concept car was seen and like by millions of potential customers as it was introduced at the Shanghai World Fair last year.

We’ll remind you that the concept makes use of a very interesting powertrain, which combines a 272 hp gasoline engine with an electric motor that provides an increase in output from 55 to 95 horsepower when needed. Citroen claims performance figures that equal those of a 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine with CO2 emissions of just 70 g/km.
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