Citroën CEO has confirmed the rumor which indicated the demise of PSA's famous hydropneumatic suspension.

Citroën CEO has confirmed the rumor which indicated the demise of PSA's famous hydropneumatic suspension.

About a month ago, sources close to PSA Peugeot Citroën announced the French automotive conglomerate has decided to pull the plug on the hydropneumatic suspension and now Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has confirmed it will be dropped as they consider it as being "an old technology." This means it will be phased out along with the current generation C5 which can currently be specified with an optional Hydractive III setup.

Jackson went on to specify future Citroëns will use "new technologies" which will enable the models to be "comparably smooth" since "comfort suspension is 100% part of our DNA." She didn't go into any specific details, but we know from PSA's luxury brand DS boss Yves Bonnefont that work has started on a more "sophisticated" suspension to replace the hydropneumatic setup which debuted in 1954 on the Traction Avant, but only for the rear axle while a year later it was applied on all four wheels on the DS.