2010 Geneva: Citroen DS High Rider Concept Gives Glimpse of Future Styling Direc

Citroen plans to show off its DS High Rider at the 2010 Geneva auto show early next month. The concept showcases some future design cues for the French brand as well as powertrain possibilities for future vehicles.

Rather than go the traditional, sleek two-door route, Citroen’s design team focused creating a sturdy look. Its broad shoulders and rear haunches accentuate that goal, while a pulled back windshield and seamless side glass give it a contemporary and clean profile. Like the Aston Martin Rapide and other cars of late, its hidden B-pillar emphasize athleticism and refinement.

The front incorporates gaping air intakes and slim headlights. Of course, there’s a large Citroen chevron badge with prominent grille there too. The hood is sculpted for more character and its high beltline and 19-inch wheels really make the DH High Rider one attractive concept.

It’s green too. Under its hood is a full hybrid powertrain employing a HDi DPFS diesel engine and an electric motor mounted on the rear axle.

Source: Citroen