Previous promises included a 2024 date, but since then DS hasn’t offered a car with multiple reciprocating engines. But the brand appears to be moving faster than that.
Exhibition: DS 4 2021
Most of the DS range is available so far at least in part with an electric motor, but the purely electric version is only available in From DS 3 Crossback Introduction, the full electrification of the EMP2 platform, which is the basis of the larger models, has not been resolved. However, this has changed, and with regard to the DS 4 introduced this year, it has already been fanned that an electric version is also coming. This, according to the latest factory announcement, will be ready by 2024, but at the same time another model will arrive, the Stellantis STLA Medium platform.
All that is known about the medium STLA platform so far is that it could be the basis for cars of 4.2-5 meters and would be made of 87-104 kWh batteries, which were calculated to be enough for a range of up to 700 km.
Given the current offer, it is suspected that the oldest DS is still on display today, A 7 East It will be replaced in three years with the type already designed to be electric. I don’t know if it was shipped from China of the DS9 sedan Whether there will be an electric design – it will likely simply be removed from view until DS becomes an all-electric car brand.
Going swiftly for an entire brand to electric cars may seem like a risky move at first, but Stellantis with the DS doesn’t really take much risk. Since the beginning of 2017, there have been no more than 53,000 brands separated from Citroën in a single year. Perhaps you can really only sell more than electric cars, especially if the advertising value of an early turnaround can also be exploited.
By the way, several Stellantis brands have already announced that they are planning a similar transformation, but with deadlines years later: Alfa Romeo promised in 2027 Like, Opel for 2028, Lancia and Fiat have not yet detailed their exact schedule in this regard, only indicating the intent.