Citroen DSX: the new SUV to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show

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Citroen will show up at the next Shanghai Motor Show (21-29 April) to introduce the Citroen DSX concept, a car that is supposed to anticipate the next generation of SUVs from the Double Chevron. The DSX will definitely be in the spotlight in China as it is supposed to spawn a model that will debut in that market in 2014, while an European version should land on these shores a little later. The Citroen DSX will be based on the chassis of Citroen DS5, will measure about 4.70 meters in length and will be offered with petrol, diesel and hybrid diesel engines.

According to the first rumors, it seems that the variants with petrol and diesel engines will not be offered with all-wheel drive, whereas the hybrid version will be available with in the AWD configuration only: apparently, the combustion engine will provide its power to the front wheels while the electric motor will take care of the rear axle whenever necessary. In Europe the diesel-hybrid DSX will be equipped with the 2.0-liter HDi unit delivering 163 hp which, in combination with a 34 kW electric motor, will provide the car with a total output of 200 horsepower.

In the Chinese market instead the hybrid DSX should be powered by the 1.6-liter THP engine delivering 243 hp that should provide the model with excellent performance figures. The estimated price for this car is 39,900 euro, although the diesel-hybrid version will cost a little more due to the complexity of its powertrain and the additional power modules.

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