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Next gen DS 3 Racing to go Hybrid

Next gen DS 3 Racing to go Hybrid

 

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept

THE DS BRAND will not be drawn into a horsepower race with its premium brand rivals. Outputs will be limited to around 300bhp, and then only when they are supplemented by hybrid systems, according to DS brand boss Yves Bonnefont.

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept front angle view

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept front angle view

A limit of 300bhp makes sense if they want to represent a balance of dynamics and comfort. Beyond that is a different universe, and that is not where they would want to go.

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept front view

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept front view

Instead, as the premium brand within the P SA group, Citroen will adopt plug-in hybrid technology first. It is not quite clear when this will happen, but PSA has pledged to have a plug-in hybrid on sale by 2019.
They can combine three and four cylinder engines with a hybrid system to deliver a lot of power. That is an alliance of refinement and technology that sits perfectly with our core values for DS.

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept rear view

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept rear view

It is confirmed that a new Citroen DS 3 Racing will almost certainly be made, following the launch of the new DS 3 next year.

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The original 204bhp 1.6-litre turbo-powered warm hatch sold well and drew a link between the road and rallying divisions of the brand, at a time when it was winning world championships with Sebastien Loeb in the WRC. It would be a crazy decision not to continue the DS3 Racing story.

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept interiors

Citroen DS3 Racing Concept interiors

Meanwhile, PSA is reviewing its motorsport activities. At present, Peugeot is focused on cross country rallying, Citroen competes in the World Touring Car Championship and DS on the World Rally Championship.

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