Citroen has registered the "DS4 CS" nameplate at the Chinese trademark office, hinting at a second DS crossover planned exclusively for China.

Citroën has registered the "DS4 CS" nameplate at the Chinese trademark office, hinting at a second DS crossover planned exclusively for China.

It was only last month at the Beijing Motor Show when Citroën unveiled the production-ready DS 6WR and the company already has plans for a second crossover to be positioned in the DS lineup. It will be smaller than the 6WR and will allegedly be based on the Peugeot 2008 and the upcoming Citroën C-XR.

The vehicle will be produced locally by the Changan-PSA joint venture and will be offered with a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine offered with 110 PS (81 kW) and 195 Nm (142 lb-ft) as well as in a higher output version delivering 130 PS (96 kW) and 230 Nm (169 lb-ft).

The engine in question is probably the very frugal 1.2-liter PureTech e-THP turbocharged gasoline motor recently introduced on the second-gen Peugeot 308 which allowed the hatchback to cover no less than 1,124.7 miles (1,810 km) in a test at Almeria circuit in Spain where it managed to return 82.5 mpg US (99.1 mpg UK or 2.8 liters / 100 km) during the 32-hour run.

Citroen working on DS4 CS for Chinese market