Set to target the rapidly growing Chinese market, the Citroen DS5-based Wild Rubis is a full-size luxury sedan with expansive rear legroom expected, as it is favoured highly in its target market.
The teaser photo shows an angular front headlight design with reversed C-shape frosted-white daytime lights wrapping around four LED headlight modules.
Other stills from a DS Wild Rubis teaser video show the headlights meld into a large, hexagonal grille with a thick chrome border. A ‘DS’ badge adorns the central grille, with the Citroen double chevron badge on the bonnet.
The DS Wild Rubis looks to be a traditional sedan in shape – unlike the wagon-SUV style DS5, currently the DS range flagship.
The DS Wild Rubis could be badged DS6 in production form, and could utilise the Ford/PSA-developed 3.0-litre twin-turbo-diesel V6 engine used in the now superseded Citroen C6 sedan.
As the flagship in Citroen’s premium DS line, a production version would join the DS3 light hatch, DS4 small hatch and DS5 wagon in the range. Citroen won’t yet confirm is a production model is in the pipeline, however.
The concept Citroen DS Wild Rubis will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show, which opens on April 20.