French media is reporting PSA's luxury division is currently working on a DS8 flagship model.

French media is reporting PSA's luxury division is currently working on a DS8 flagship model.

It was December 19, 2012 when Citroën announced the demise of its rather special C6 model and since then PSA transformed DS into a standalone division which according to a recent report will introduce a successor of the defunct model. It will take the shape of a DS8 mid-size sedan with a design influenced by the Divine concept.

According to Auto-Moto, the DS8 will ride on the EMP2 platform and will be around five meters long while power is expected to come from an array of four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines. There should also be a more frugal plug-in hybrid version mixing up a gasoline engine with an electric motor to enable an all-wheel drive layout.

More than a month ago we heard future DS models will get a new "sophisticated" suspension and will benefit from granite trim inside the cabin. The DS8 is a worthy candidate of receiving these and the good news is it won't be just a China-only model as PSA plans to sell it in Europe as well and could also make it stateside by 2020.

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