Mind you, the overall styling was seriously toned down for production. The upcoming model has a pair of slim LED headlamps accompanied by an intricate DRL (daytime running light) signature that protrudes into the bumper, a closed-off grille as this tester was electric, and a decent-sized air intake below it.
The sloping roofline, which was heavily arched behind the C-pillars, gives it a sporty profile and makes it look like a high-riding fastback sedan. Nevertheless, we reckon DS automobiles would want us to refer to it as a crossover coupe. The tester had black five-spoke alloys wrapped in snow tires for the cold-weather testing in northern Europe and a rather clean tailgate flanked by slim taillights. The rear license plate sits in a recess on the bumper, and further down, it has a sporty diffuser with a multi-fin styling.
Certain outlets state this model will come to life at Melfi in Italy and will be closely tied to the successor of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. It should also get a tech-infused cockpit featuring gesture control, voice commands, and maybe a clever infotainment system and digital gauge cluster duo said to be projected onto a large glass panel by a few nodes in the dashboard, boasting two focal lengths. This means the driver will see the usual information, whereas the passenger will be able to watch videos on the go.
It is possible that the upcoming DS flagship model is due at the end of the year or in early 2025 and should launch shortly after the unveiling. But what's your take on the quirky look?