Citroen looks like they will bring their own hybrid to market in 2011, the same year Peugeot will release theirs.
Several reports are out now, suggesting Citroen's intent to launch their first-ever hybrid. The Citroen DS5 could hit the market at some point in 2011, part of Citroen's premium DS lineup.
PSA Peugeot Citroen has been dabbling in hybrids in recent times. The company showed off the Peugeot Prologue Hymotion4 concept at last year's Paris Motor Show, which led to the announcement of the Peugeot 3008 hybrid. When released -also in 2011- that car will come with a powerful-enough diesel engine up front, and an electric motor mounted at the rear. The two systems will work together to generate nearly 200hp, while running as a four-wheel drive.
This diesel/electric pairing would likely be chosen for the DS5. We expect the DS5 to be a family car with a somewhat similar design as the C5. Reports suggest the car will be based on the C-Sportlounge Concept, which debuted at the 2005 Frankfurt show. The DS5 would be a step up in class, and should have some luxury options available as well. AutoExpress is reporting that Citroen would hold off on their launch, allowing parent Peugeot to have the honor of introducing the world's first diesel-electric hybrid.
More news should be available soon for the new Citroen DS5 hybrid, and we'll let you know what we find out.