Citroen has launched in Beijing today the DS 6WR, essentially a production version of last year's Wild Rubis concept.

Citroën has launched in Beijing today the DS 6WR, essentially a production version of last year's Wild Rubis concept.

The first SUV to wear Citroën's DS badge has been introduced in China where it will be locally made and commercialized towards the end of the year. It has perhaps one of the most attractive designs in this segment and will probably work in other markets, should the French marque decide to sell it elsewhere. The "wild & refined premium SUV" will be a two-wheel drive-only model but will compensate with a Grip Control system promising to offer "optimized traction" on all types of terrain.

The DS 6WR is 4.55 meters long, 1.86 meters wide and 1.61 meters tall and has received 19-inch alloys separated by a 2.73-meter wheelbase. Under the hood it can host a 160 PS e-THP engine or a 200 PS THP motor coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

In terms of design, the front fascia is clearly derived from the DS 5LS, another China-only model, but with plastic cladding that can also be found around the wheel arches and side sills. Providing a more premium look are the xenon headlights + LED DRLs, as well as the glossy black mirror caps and a side chrome bar.

There are some chances of seeing the model elsewhere in the next couple of years but for the moment it will be a China-exclusive mode.

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