Citroen plans aggressive expansion in China
Published on April 11, 2012 by W.E. Ning
Citroen wants to expand aggressively on the China car market, and they want to do so with the DS-range. The attack starts with the DS5 which will be listed as an import on the Chinese car market sometime around the middle of this year. Second car to come is the DS3 and third the DS4, both will be listed as imports near the end of this year.
In 2013 Citroen wants to start local production at the new Chang’an-PSA joint venture. Again, the DS5 will go first, followed by the DS3, DS4 and in possibly in 2015 by the massive DS9. Engines: no diesels in China so the DS-ses (not including the DS9 here) will be powered by four engines: 1.6, 1.6 turbo, 2.0 and a hybrid based around the 2.0. Citroen will show all DS-models at the Beijing Auto Show later this month, including the DS9 concept car.