Citroën has announced plans to introduce a “revolutionary” suspension in 2017 to serve as a replacement for the silky smooth Hydractive 3+ hydropneumatic setup.

Citroën has announced plans to introduce a “revolutionary” suspension in 2017 to serve as a replacement for the silky smooth Hydractive 3+ hydropneumatic setup.

Many were disappointed to hear Citroën’s announcement about the hydropneumatic suspension’s demise, but now the company’s CEO Linda Jackson says something better is in the works. Although exact details are not available at this point, we know Citroën has been working on the new suspension for quite some time and will carry over the benefits of the Hydractive system, but “in a more modern, more appropriate way.”

Oddly enough, Jackson went on to specify the technology will be implemented only on future Citroën models. This is a bit weird taking into account PSA now has the DS standalone luxury marque and it would make sense for the premium models to get the new setup.

On a related note, Citroën’s CEO reiterated the plan to reduce the number of body styles from 14 to 7. Despite a major decrease in the range, Jackson wants to sell 15% more cars as the company aims to deliver about 1.6 million cars annually by 2020. Since we’re on the subject of models, the firm’s director of strategy Mathieu Bellamy said earlier this week new cars will adopt a quirky design in the same vein as the C4 Cactus and the Aircross concept.

Source: autocar.co.uk

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