By on March 22, 2012


While Citroen showed some thinly veiled teasers (above) of their DS9 flagship before the car’s debut at the Beijing auto show, spy photographers in France caught the car being photographed at the bustling Place de la Concorde in Paris (click to see the spy shots). The DS9 looks like it will take the C6’s fastback profile even further, with a shape more like a Porsche Panamera – or the original Citroen DS.

China is now the largest market for PSA (Peugeot Citroen) products outside of France. The DS9 will be intended to compete with cars like the Audi A8L. The Metropolis concept, which previewed the DS9, had a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, though Citroen hasn’t released any technical details surrounding the car. The DS9 will be joined by other DS range vehicles, including the DS3, DS5 and three more unreleased products that will serve as a beach head for the premium DS brand in markets such as China. European exports are up in the air, but may happen – don’t be surprised to see these cars sold in markets like Russia and Brazil either.


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8 Comments on “Citroen DS9 Spied Before Beijing Debut...”

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    I hope the docking ring comes standard.

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    I haved loved the Citroen DS since I got to ride around in our neighbor’s at age 5. It was just tooo coooool. Square steering wheel, rubber ball for a brake pedal, kneeling to allow ladies to enter, and the best rear sofa I’ve ever sat in. THEN we have the space-ship styling. This car replaced their 61 Imperial and I hadn’t dreamed you could even imagine a wierder car than that Imperial.

    So, I really really want a DS 9… What? Yes, doctor. Sorry, gotta go – time for my meds.

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      My great-uncle had one when he lived in Antigua, Guatemala in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Despite the streets being nearly all cobblestones, my Dad maintains that the ride was smoother than any modern car.

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        Antigua, Guatemala – a beautiful city, and very lively, especially during Holy Week. I’ve wistfully been looking at real estate there in the hopes that my employer will let me work remotely from overseas.

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          An amazing city that is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My grandmother’s family came there since it was the first stop when fleeing Nazi Germany. I was there in 2009 and delighted to see so many cars still running that would probably be part of Murilee’s “junkyard finds” in America.

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    Grille reminded me of Chrysler Concorde or 1stgen LHS.

    Sportback reminds of current scirocco.

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    Nice picture! Very clear detail looking image if you took it in the fog!

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