Calling your latest concept model “Divine” might be a little cheesy, but this concept car from Citroën is important in a number of ways.
As Citroën wants to establish the DS as a separate brand to the mother company, the Divine DS concept points to the design language that we will see on future DS models. Or, to use Citroën’s words, “a vision of the future for the DS brand, combining sophistication with advanced technology”.
From some angles, the Divine DS looks rather compact, especially since the wheels are pushed out to the corners. Being 4 210 mm long, 1 980 mm wide, it is only 1 350 mm high, which should give it a fairly low riding position.
The interior features an even more radical level of technology and design than the exterior. According to Citroën, this concept features three interchangeable interior styles, parts that can be changed within 15 minutes.
Further highlights include Lesage embroidery and crystals from Swarovski, The latter of which we recently experienced in the Mercedes S-Class Coupé. The cabin also features an HD touch drive interface with a 10.4-inch screen. This screen also replaces the functionality of the rear-view mirror. A holographic display can be found behind the steering wheel with a “3D readout” which allows the driver to view navigation information without taking their eyes of the road.
In terms of light technology, the car implements laser units. The laser headlights comprise two high-powered laser diodes per module. They are 50% more powerful than conventional LED lights. However, this laser functionality will only work above 60 km/h.
This compact four-door is powered by the PSA Group’s proven (and co-developed with BMW) 1,6-litre turbocharged petrol engine which delivers 201 kW/330 N.m.
There is certainly a lot of new design themes and technology, of which – hopefully – some will filter through to the new DS models.