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    Citro雗 marketing are releasing photos of their new luxury car, the DS 5LS to be released officially on the 19th Dec. Europe has lost interest in the three box body style but China loves it and the model which is branded DS and not Citro雗 starts life there.
    As a sign of things to come, you can get a sneak preview on this site
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    Any sign of a C6 like flagship?
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    Peugeot now has three active marques or brands - Peugeot, DS and Citro雗. In China the DS brand is marketed through a separate sales network with a different partner to Dongfeng. The brand, like Lexus, is being promoted as the de luxe product. Varin's predecessor looked on the C6 as a costly mistake like its Peugeot and Renault equivalents, so in France I can't see this prestige market segment having much attraction. The Chinese design studio though is working in a different social scenario and they have shown several concepts for the lead cars of the procession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Peugeot now has three active marques or brands - Peugeot, DS and Citro雗. In China the DS brand is marketed through a separate sales network with a different partner to Dongfeng. The brand, like Lexus, is being promoted as the de luxe product. Varin's predecessor looked on the C6 as a costly mistake like its Peugeot and Renault equivalents, so in France I can't see this prestige market segment having much attraction. The Chinese design studio though is working in a different social scenario and they have shown several concepts for the lead cars of the procession.
    Thanks Gerry. I suspect that if these guys are going to survive, they'd better get it right in China with what will sell in China with Chinese design inputs. Total car sales in China last year, I think, were 15.5 million units. Renault is finally getting into scale building there with a new 1.6 Billion investment. Right now isn't the time to invest in a Euro-limo and try to take on Benz, Audi and BMW's established market.

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    The Chinese end of PSA proudly showed off the new DS 5LS at the Louvre today.

    Here are some pictures

    Citro雗 DS 5LS : photos officielles & 1鑢es caract閞istiques
    It is built in China and at the moment it is the luxury flagship of the DS marque, no mention of Citro雗.
    They will be on sale in China from March but there are no plans announced to sell it anywhere else.
    and something in English
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/citroen...al-paris-event
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    As the article says, derivative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Citro雗 marketing are releasing photos of their new luxury car, the DS 5LS to be released officially on the 19th Dec. Europe has lost interest in the three box body style but China loves it and the model which is branded DS and not Citro雗 starts life there.
    aren't most mercs 3-box?


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