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Citroen DS 6WR (2014) – first look

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Let’s have a first look at the new Citroen DS 6WR. It may have an undesirable name, but the new premium SUV is actually a huge part of the ‘Back in the Race’ plan touted by the new PSA (Peugeot SA Group) chairman, Carlos Tavares.

This is a sneak peek of the vehicle ahead of its big launch at the Beijing Motor Show

It is thought to be the same size as the Nissan Qasqhai and Toyota RAV4, and in the premium league, its shape is similar to the Audi Q3 and Q5

Under the bonnet, we have a 197bhp 1.6 litre supercharged direct-injection four- cylinder beast of an engine. An e-THP version of the same power is available too.

Thing is, sorry to excite you like this, but this unappetisingly-named vehicle is only available in China currently, being sold until the end of the year.

Seems to me like Peugeot are purely capitalising on the world’s largest car market – China. Suppose I don’t blame them, but it is very much a tease for us Brits.

One can hope.

Hyundai i20 face-lift expected for 2015 launch

Hyundai i20 facelift expected to be launched soon

Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai, has announced a face lift for the new i20.

The vehicle shall be available in both pettrol and diesel variants:

  • Petrol: powered by a 1.2l engine, five or six-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic
  • Deisel: powered by a 1.4l engine, five or six-speed manual transmission

Aesthetically the car looks to carry a longer wheelbase, thus a bigger interior cabin space is to be expected.

At the front of the vehicle, the grill appears to be positioned slightly lower than its predocessor, perhaps adding a better sense of aerodynamics as well as style.

All in all, exciting news. There certainly will be an i20 face-lift, but the pricing is still secret.

Expected launch for the new Hyundai i20 is early 2015.