Citroen reveals Numero 9 concept

These pictures of the French manufacturer’s hybrid-powered wagon have been delivered ahead of the N9’s debut at the upcoming 2012 Beijing motor show, hinting that Citroen’s DS sub-brand is about to get itself a new flagship. And we really, really hope it looks this good.

The styling flagellation begins with 21-inch wheels and ends just 1.27m later with a glass roof. But its massive 1.94m width and 4.9m length - only 1.79cm shorter than an S-Class - leave plenty of room to showcase that front-end. Citroen says: “It introduces the new identity of future models, along with an original light signature. The concept signals the styling cues of the next three DS line models: a premium sedan, an SUV and an executive saloon.”

Underneath the 1500kg shell, there’s full plug-in full-hybrid tech, which Citroen thinks will esteem to 166mpg, 50km all-electric range, 295hp, and 39g/km of CO2. There’s also a deliciously Turbo Outrun-sounding ‘boost’ function, which combines the power of the combustion engine and electric motor, dispatching all 295 horsepowers at once. This means 0-62mph takes 5.4 seconds and it’ll travel a 1,000m in 25.3 seconds from a standing start.

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    Not sure if I’m attracted to this thing, or if I should light-steamroll a Scirocco for the desired result.
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    Awesome design
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