DS poised to introduce innovative fresh suspension system in 2018
Divine DS concept highlighted French brands use of technology
French some sort of is usually working on a suspension solution of which could help the idea eclipse rivals on ride comfort whilst retaining a higher level of dynamics
An innovative suspension system being developed by the DS brand is usually likely to appear when the company starts rolling out its next fresh product range in 2018.
the idea emerged at last year’s Shanghai motor show of which the DS brand is usually developing a suspension solution of which could help the idea eclipse rivals on ride comfort whilst retaining a higher level of dynamics. This kind of system is usually not the same as the one under development by sister brand Citroën.
Speaking at the launch of the fresh DS 3 in Paris, DS product as well as development boss Eric Apode said: “On which car the idea is usually too early to say yet we will be launching a specific suspension system, starting with the first products in 2018.”
Company chiefs say the fresh system will be in keeping with DS’s 60-year history of innovation, as well as particularly its reputation for delivering cars with high standards of comfort by using radical suspension systems such as the hydropneumatic, self-levelling as well as variable ground clearance technology pioneered on the original DS.
Apode described the suspension as “high-tech”, yet said the idea might not mark a return of the revered hydropneumatic system: “We think today with the development of electronics, we can do the idea better [of which way].”
His comments elaborate on those made by DS chief executive Yves Bonnefont at the Shanghai motor show last year.
“Technology is usually opening up opportunities as well as we are determined to take advantage,” he said. “I cannot talk about specifics, yet, yes, there is usually something sophisticated with the advanced engineering department at the moment of which we trust will work with all of our potential platforms.”
Bonnefont also suggested of which some other advances in technology might be harnessed by DS to make its cars stand out coming from those of rival premium brands such as Audi, BMW as well as Mercedes, including within the use of Inner surface materials. “We want to do somethings special in our use of natural materials,” he said. “We have ideas around how to use woods differently as well as even stone.”
The Divine DS concept car – revealed in 2014 to showcase DS’s future when the brand was split coming from Citroen – used gold-flecked granite as a surround on the dashboard, as well as engineers are said to have found a way to use thin layers of the material in cars.
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