Citroën DS Wild Rubis Concept

Concept Cars 11 Apr 2013
Citroën DS Wild Rubis Concept

Citroën has unveiled the DS Wild Rubis, a concept that gives indications on the future SUV model of the DS model line-up. It debuts at upcoming the Shanghai Motor Show.


The DS Wild Rubis joins the DS3, DS4, DS5 and the Numéro 9 concept cars, extending to the SUV segment the sophisticated and refined style odf the DS Line, for which Citroën has recently created a dedicated design studio.

Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept

The exterior combines the lines of the DS line’s formal language with the powerful proportions of SUVs. The packaging was designed to be used in combination with a full-hybrid, plug-in technology.

Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept

The dimensions are generous, with a length of 4.7 meter, a width of 1.95 meters, a height of 1.59 meters and a wheelbase of 2.9 meters.

The imposing volume is balanced by the large 21-inch wheels, framed by wheel-arches featuring the typical black plastic protection that visually make the profile appear more slender.

The car’s silhouette is also highlighted by a chrome signature on the side, integrating the roof bars, which accentuate the impression of height, and blending into the bodywork and flow of the profile of the rear wing.

Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept

Featuring the new front-end identity introduced with the Numéro 9 concept, the face of DS Wild Rubis is characterized by the three-dimensional radiator grille decorated with a DS emblem.

The grille flows into unique full-LED headlights, made up of three mobile lighting modules and surrounded by scrolling indicator lights at the base and a tuning fork-shaped light signature on the edge – a feature that gives the Wild Rubis a bold, hypnotic and unique stare.

The new arrangement of the lights at the rear appears to be part of the raised tailgate.

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The glass of the rear lights is encased in chrome, like a jewel, further enhancing the light signature, whilst a subtle lighting effect on the DS emblem creates an impression of depth.

The foot of the sculptural rear tailgate is highlighted by the chrome finish, incorporating the twin exhaust pipes.

Among the design elements typical of the DS line are the sculptured details in the metal, the front and rear light signatures and the finish of the materials, such as the guilloche pattern on the hub caps.

The finely etched DS pattern fades away in the centre of the wheel, allowing the textured paint to stand out. The rear lights are also decorated with a chrome DS emblem embedded in black and engraved with the DS pattern.

The hues and materials of the DS Wild Rubis concept present a wild yet sophisticated appearance.

The color of the ruby red bodywork changes with the intensity of light with a rich tone completing the chromatic sections of the deep and emblematic DS colors.

(Source: Citroën)

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