Here we will show you some interesting concepts on Beijing Autoshow. Many years in this market ended up mostly of semi-products that are not good enough to meet American and European customers, and this is not the case showed that this year’s Beijing Motor Show. On some innovations have already had occasion to read on our site. BMW has announced the next generation 7-Series with Future Vision Luxury Concept, Volkswagen ready to buy a four-door model Jetta with New Midsize Sedan, a Lincoln introduced its first product outside of the domestic market, MKX concept. Now we bring you equally interesting products, Citroen and Peugeot, who, for most of us, the great unknown, but in China play a major role.
New model on Beijing Autoshow – 2015 Citroen and Peugeot
Many years in this market ended up mostly of semi-products that are not good enough to meet American and European customers, and this is not the case showed that this year’s Beijing Motor Show. On some innovations have already had occasion to read on our site. BMW has announced the next generation 7-Series with Future Vision Luxury Concept, Volkswagen ready to buy a four-door model Jetta with New Midsize Sedan, a Lincoln introduced its first product outside of the domestic market, MKX concept. Now we bring you equally interesting products, Citroen and Peugeot, who, for most of us, the great unknown, but in China play a major role.
Beijing Autoshow – 2015 Citroen Models
Citroen was very active at the Beijing Motor Show and introduced three new features. The first model to which we pay attention wearing DS 5LS R label. Citroen’s last year introduced a model DS 5LS, which is the most expensive model of the company in this market and compete with premium rivals such as the Audi A3 Sedan and Volkswagen Sagitar. R will makes performance version and provides 1.6L turbo engine with up to 300 hp, and the goal is to merge the French giant’s success in the World Rally Championship (WRC) with standard models. This is also the third performance model of the company after the DS3 Racing and RS4 Racing.
In addition to more powerful engines, DS 5LS R adds larger brakes and a modified suspension for better cornering behavior. From the design, there are new aggressive fenders and larger wheels and the interior received more standard and optional equipment. Citroen intends that annual sales of 200,000 copies of DS in China by the end of 2015, but whether they will succeed in this field in many extent depends on the next model which we present. He wears DS 6WR label and is a serial version of the Wild Rubis concept from last year’s Motor Show in this place and place. Citroen hopes to connect the space SUVs skeletal characteristics other DS products.
DS 6WR will for now only be available in China, but Citroen’s president Frederic Banzet said that Europe as a consideration. The biggest problem lies in the recently introduced cactus, which could represent the highest competition. In any case, DS 6WR offers a choice of two 1.6L engine with 160 horsepower and 200 horsepower, and the power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The length of this SUV is 4,550 mm, width 1,860 mm and height of 1,610 mm, a Citroen is particularly proud of the Grip Control, which provides solid off-road ability of the vehicle with front-wheel drive. As DS 5LS R, and DS 6WR will be sold through special DS saloons, and in China they are currently only 50 because of a desire to have this brand differs greatly from the rest of Citroen offer.
Beijing Autoshow – Citroen c-Quatre VTS
In the end, the story of Citroen also gives you the c-Quatre VTS model that is designed for those who want performance without the DS brand their premium rates. In China, C-Quatre is a sedan version of the C4 and is very popular among the customers, and there is now a sports VTS version. From the design, the biggest changes are related to aggressive sports bumpers, larger wheels and the interior received sports seats and a larger selection of standard and optional equipment. Most attention, however, attracted the engine and under the hood hides atmospheric 2.0L engine which develops 147 horsepower. Although this figure is not too big, your MTA will certainly look quickly thanks to Dual exhaust, big spoiler and racing stripes.
Price of Concept Models
French carmaker has released the price, which is around 18,000 dollars, and even models with full equipment will not cost more than 22,000 dollars. The first samples will begin arriving in showrooms in the fall. And other French car manufacturer, Peugeot, was equally active in the Beijing Motor Show and introduces two novelties. The first model to which we pay attention to the new Exalt tag and announces the entry of Peugeot in the premium class. Introducing this concept, Peugeot began a sentence that was once more luxury something that shows the soul, and instead of the newest and most modern products. Peugeot says the Exalt is just one of many premium cars, but he wants to revive the brand to where it belongs, and help was called and the Citroen DS team.
Exalt Concept on Beijing Autoshow
Exalt is 4.7 meters long and with a very low height of 1:31 m, but most of the mechanics is based on the popular RCZ R. This means that under the hood hides 1.6L turbo engine with 266 hp, and there is an electric motor that adds 67 horsepower. This concept is also a debut EMP2 platform, which will in future produce many models, including the European Car of the Peugeot 308 from the design, Exalt brings many distinctive lines of the company, but as we mentioned – and the premium in a higher dose. If the serial model gets green light for production, as is likely, it will be interesting to see if the Exalt will be offered exclusively Chinese customers.
However, if it is known that the French giant does not bloom roses and that they need a product to enhance the image, opportunities for the European market are still high. In Beijing, Peugeot has unveiled the new 408, which is basically a sedan version of the European 308 French carmaker is targeting the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat as the main rivals, and it is interesting that the ten best-selling cars in China just compact sedan, which makes this move safely not surprising. From the design position, the line 408 is shared with the most 308, including the front part of the same.
Peugeot did not want to reveal too many details, and it is assumed that 408 will be a little longer in order to provide more space in the back seat. On the issue of Mechanics, Chinese buyers can choose between a petrol 1.6L engine with 110 horsepower and 165 horsepower, while buyers in Russia can get this concept and the 1.6L diesel with 143 horsepower. Production and sales will start later this year.