New High Rider from Citroën

Bray People - - MOTORING EXTRA -

CITROEN has re­leased first de­tails of a strik­ing new con­cept de­sign that will be un­veiled at the Geneva Mo­tor Show.

DS HIGH RIDER is the sec­ond con­cept as­so­ci­ated with Citroën’s in­no­va­tive and distinctively-styled DS line.

Un­like tra­di­tional 4-seater coupés, with their long, low de­sign, the DS HIGH RIDER is com­pact and mus­cu­lar.

Its char­ac­ter is ex­pressed in its unique driv­ing sen­sa­tions, with a sleek flow­ing wind­screen that soars over the heads of front oc­cu­pants - hint­ing at a bright and spa­cious cabin en­vi­ron­ment. The ap­par­ently con­tin­u­ous glazed area of the side win­dows con­nects the A-pil­lars to the gen­tly slop­ing roof line of the rear.

Planted firmly on stylish 19” al­loy wheels and beau­ti­fully in pro­por­tion, DS HIGH RIDER’s con­fi­dent pro­file is char­ac­terised by its high waist­line. Its front end is pur­pose­ful with gap­ing air in­takes, long in­ci­sive head­lights and de­fined ridges along the bon­net.

Just 4.26m long, 1.82m wide & 1.48m high, DS HIGH RIDER com- bines a neat and nim­ble chas­sis, for re­spon­sive han­dling, with in­tel­li­gent de­sign ar­chi­tec­ture.

DS HIGH RIDER is re­spect­ful of the en­vi­ron­ment with an ad­vanced ‘Full Hy­brid’ diesel driv­e­train that com­bines a re­fined HDi DPFS en­gine un­der the bon­net with an elec­tric mo­tor lo­cated on the rear axle.

The hy­brid plat­form en­ables DS HIGH RIDER to com­bine the fuel ef­fi­ciency and power of an HDi diesel en­gine with the eco­log­i­cal ben­e­fits of a new gen­er­a­tion elec­tric ZEV (Zero Emis­sion Ve­hi­cle). Un­der cer­tain con­di­tions, both en­gines com­bine to de­liver ad­di­tional power with ad­di­tional torque trans­mit­ted to the rear wheels.

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