Wild Ruby From Citroen Has Proven To Be A Powerful Hybrid
Premium line of Citroen DS received my crossover. Conceptual AWD with extravagant appearance and fairly traditional power plant, the French showed in Shanghai - but did not specify when planning to start mass production.
First premium SUV Citroen received an unexpected name Wild Rubis - wild ruby", which, however, blending with the original exterior. Although mass production in Citroen has not yet spoken, it is possible that the conveyor crossover will retain many of the stylistic decisions from those that were presented on the concept.
In Citroen shared their data and about the power plant, which is equipped with a crossover. She quite expected was a hybrid: a 1.6-liter turbo THI works in tandem with the electric motor and the gasoline engine is responsible for the front axle and the electric motor for the rear. A similar scheme with diesel engines used on many production cars PSA group, but the crossover was surprisingly powerful. The output of the internal combustion engine reaches 225 HP, the electric motor also develops 70 "horses" - 295 HP in total.
All-wheel drive crossover is endowed with the ability to automatically connect the motor begins to rotate the rear wheels when electronics will determine the road conditions are bad. However, to engage the rear axle driver crossover might and force. In elektronike Wild Rubis can travel up to 50 km and to recharge the battery from mains.
According to some, the production version of the Wild Rubis will present next year at an exhibition in Beijing. Apparently, Citroen expect to make China a priority market for a new crossover.