The Goddess Returns, Citroën’s Stunning Numero 9


Citroën's Stunning Numero 9

Citroën will celebrate the launch of its DS Line in the Chinese market with the unveiling of the striking Numéro 9 concept at the upcoming 2012 Beijing Auto Show

This gorgeous Numéro 9 concept combines radical styling with luxury and comfort. The DS name comes from the French word for goddess ‘deesse’, and the Numéro 9  with its elegant styling  is certainly a vehicle built with a goddess in mind and we sincerely hope this is the future DS9!

 Subtly combining the proportions of a coupé with those of an estate, Numéro 9 hints at exceptional driving sensations, with its taut lines, long bonnet and ultra-low stance (1.27m tall) on 21-inch wheels. It also promises unique onboard comfort with its generous proportions (4.93m long and 1.94m wide, with a 3m wheelbase) providing plenty of room for rear occupants. The three glass areas in the roof also create a welcoming, friendly cabin ambience 

Under the bonnet is an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of returning 166mpg and with CO2 emissions of 39g/km. It uses a 225bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to drive the front wheels and a 70bhp electric motor, fuelled by a lithium-ion battery pack, for the rears
The world premiere of Citroën’s new concept car will take place at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in China on April 23.

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring Editor and Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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