Citroen will release a competitor Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3

The company Citroen will release a compact sedan that can compete with Mercedes-Benz CLA and four-door version of the Audi A3. The new car, the appearance of which is scheduled for 2018, will be made under the premium brand DS, according to De Telegraaf, reported.

Experts believe that the model will replace the current hatchback DS4. It is noted that the choice fell on chetyrehdverki for two reasons: firstly, Citroen wants to compete with similar models of premium German companies in Europe, and on the other – this model can be in demand in the Chinese market, where cars with this body type is very popular.

It should be noted that the program of development of the brand DS provides that by 2020, its range will include six models. It will include a hatchback DS3, the successor DS4, DS5 large hatchback and two crossover.

At the top of the line DS would flagship sedan, which will replace the previous model Citroen C6. According to preliminary data, it will be called DS8 and borrow several designs from concept car Citroen Divine DS, shown in the autumn of 2014 in Paris.

Recall that the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a prestigious sedan, created on a platform of compact cars Mercedes-Benz A and B classes. It was officially unveiled in January 2013 at Detroit.