Hey! The Citroen DS 9 has landed on the UK shores. But will you have to wait for the pandemic to end before you can order one? We can’t really answer that and neither can Citroen, we’re just telling you what the horse has told us. But we do know the DS 9 will have a starting price of £40,615. Citroen says the DS 9 is taking luxury and performance to a new level. I would counter that by asking if Citroen has ever heard of Bugatti or Bentley. Or Lamborghini. Nevertheless, the Citroen DS 9 will be available with a range of petrol and diesel engines or as a E-Tense plugin hybrid capable of up to 33 miles of pure electric range.
The DS 9 is built on the newest version of the EMP2 platform and comes with a 2.90m wheelbase for increased passenger room and comfort. The front lighting features DS ACTIVE LED VISION technology with modules that swivel through by 180-degrees, and ‘Pearl’ motif daytime running lights.
The grille features a parametric three-dimensional diamond effect design that is framed by DS WINGS. The all-new DS 9 is available in two trims from launch: PERFORMANCE LINE+ and RIVOLI+ and rides on 19-inch alloys as standard.
Standard interior highlights include Black Alcantara-faced interior with Carmin and Gold stitching, LED Ambient Interior Lighting, a 12.3-inch. All DS 9 models come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link as standard and feature wireless charging for smartphones.
Moving up to the Rivoli spec gets you Nappa leather seats with comfort settings, laminated acoustic glass and an ambient Air Quality system for improved mental wellbeing.
DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION, utilises a camera mounted at the top of the windscreen which scans the road ahead. Four sensors, and three accelerometers record every movement and transmit them to a computer that can control each wheel independently to improve safety, serenity and improve ride comfort.
The E-TENSE plug-in hybrid. Featuring an 11.9kWh battery connected to a 110hp electric motor, a 1.6-litre PureTech petrol engine, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Total system power equates to 225hp and 360Nm, of torque. The electric motor is capable of driving the car in zero-emissions mode up to 83mph.
The all -new DS 9 is available to order now with deliveries beginning later this year: