SCOOP! – PSA shows the future DS 6 in electric and hybrid platform presentation

When the PSA Groupe presented its plans for 4 new electric car and 7 new plug-in hybrid cars from 2019 up to 2021, the whole presentation seemed to be solely about the new technologies it would adopt. But, according to L’Argus, at least one of these cars has been shown. It will be named DS 6 and will be the luxury SUV of PSA, or a more refined version of the Peugeot 3008, if you prefer. The car could be seen in the ghost images that have been presented, such as the one above and some that can be seen in the video below.

If you think the car is only in these ghost images, think again: PSA has presented part of its body at the event. The interior is pretty “DS-esque” and is evidently different from the one that the 3008 has introduced.

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The new DS 6 (there is one for sale in China, already) will be built over the EMP2 platform and it will also have a plug-in hybrid version. It will be the first of the 7 models the PSA Groupe has predicted and its presentation will take place in 2019. But it will be only a plug-in hybrid version of the DS 6, which will probably be launched in 2017. With an official presentation expected to happen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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The codename of the “second generation” DS 6 is X74 and its sales will probably start only around September. With a total length of about 4.50 m, it will compete with the Audi Q3, even being a little larger than the German crossover. Besides being “environmentally correct”, the new DS 6 may be a very sporty crossover, since the video says it uses the same front electric engine of the 308 R HYbrid, or the L500 R HYbrid. Hypothetically, it could receive the second electric engine, at the rear axle, and the high performance version of the 1.6 THP engine.

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When it starts to be sold in its plug-in hybrid version, the DS 6 will have an electric-only range of 450 km due to its 50 kWh pack of batteries. It will also feature wireless charging. This is what L’Argus thinks it will look like.

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A rendering of the back of the car be seen at their article. And it is worth checking.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.