Citroen is reportedly going to launch a radical new suspension system by 2017, focusing on ride comfort without compromises on handling.
CEO Linda Jackson confirmed the development of the new suspension to Autocar, saying that they want “to recreate the benefits of the hydropneumatic setup in a more modern, more appropriate way”.
The French automaker built its fame upon their obsession for excellent ride comfort. Jackson said that their engineers have been working on the new suspension system with a supplier for some time now, without revealing further information.
The new suspension will be launched sometime in 2017 and will eventually be available across the whole range, with Linda Jackson claiming that it will be unique to Citroen and ruling out the possibility of sharing the technology with the DS brand.
A rather unusual move, as DS models are marketed as premium offerings, but Jackson promised that the new suspension will be “a Citroen-only system”.
She also reiterated her intention to reduce the number of available bodystyles by half, from today’s 14 to seven plus the C1 city car which is co-developed and manufactured with Peugeot and Toyota.