Beijing reveal for Wild Rubis-inspired SUV

Wild Rubis-inspired DS 6WR SUV set for Beijing reveal

The expansion of PSA’s DS premium brand continues with a new mid-sized SUV called the DS 6WR

A premium SUV, inspired by Citroën’s Wild Rubis concept and called the DS 6WR, will be unveiled at the Beijing motor show later this week.

The new DS 6WR, the latest model to be revealed under PSA’s new premium DS brand, promises a combination of “SUV versatility with DS sophistication and refinement”.

Power for the DS brand’s first SUV comes from a choice of 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines producing 160 or 200bhp, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The new SUV represents the next step for the fledgling stand-alone premium brand. Earlier this week, PSA boss Carlos Tavares said DS would be positioned apart from both Peugeot and Citroën. DS has enjoyed success in China, although expansion into other markets is likely.

It measures 4550mm long, 1860mm wide and 1610mm tall, making it slightly longer, wider but lower than the Peugeot 5008.

Features include Grip Control, which claims to optimise two-wheel-drive traction without the need for a four-wheel drive set-up.

The SUV is equipped with 19in alloy wheels a range of chrome trims and daytime running lights, which are arranged in a tuning fork layout. DS logos are embossed into the side of each light cluster.

The DS 6WR will be introduced to the Chinese market by the end of the year, and another locally built model is planned to be unveiled in the coming months.

DS launched the DS5 in September, and the DS 5LS in March, and the brand promises an expanding network of dealers in China’s biggest cities.

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