Two years ago at the Shanghai Motor Show the company introduced the concept Citroën Metropolis, which is the upcoming Beijing Auto Show in 2012 has evolved into a model Numero 9 Concept. Initially it was assumed that the car will be called DS9, and will be headed by a line of premium models of the French automaker. But it is possible that the production version of the future trends will change its name. The body of the new Citroen Numero 9 is made in the style of Shooting Brake, combining elements of the wagon, a hatchback coupe, and even as the rear doors camouflaged by hidden handles. Overall length concept is 4 930 mm, which is less than 5.3-meter Metropolis, but larger sedan Mercedes E Class. Numero 9 width of 1 940 mm, and height – of 1 270 mm. The car was fully LED head optics, transparent roof and alloy wheels with a complex pattern. The movement of the Citroen Numero 9 results in hybrid propulsion system, which, according to the company, may combine petrol or diesel (depending on market) with an electric motor. In the version that will present in Beijing, installed a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine from BMW capacity of 225 hp (275 Nm), which works in tandem with a 70-horsepower electric motor, the transmission to the wheels of the rear axle. From zero to 100 km/h this Citroen Numero 9 Concept accelerates in 5.4 seconds and its top speed of 244 km/h. Pure electric hybrid is able to overcome the 50 km and a fully charged lithium-ion battery will take between household power three and a half hours.

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