DS has killed off both the DS 4 and DS 5 in its ongoing attempts to boost global sales with a fleet of all-new models.
Autocar reports that production of both models has ended and the French company is now only selling the remaining inventory of the two cars.
Last year, a mere 11,746 units of the DS 4 were sold throughout Europe. The DS 5 proved even less successful as just 5,738 vehicles were sold across the same 12 months.
“It was always planned that DS 4 and DS 5 production would end in 2018 as part of this new plan.
“This will also see the reveal of a new all-electric compact model at the Paris motor show that will get our electrification plans going,” a PSA Group spokesman said.
PSA’s luxury brand commenced its latest product plan last year with the introduction of the DS 7 Crossback, which is the its new flagship.
The all-electric compact model mentioned is tipped to be an electric version of the new DS 3 Crossback. It will be the automaker’s second electrified model, arriving after the DS 7 E-Tense Plug-in hybrid. Alongside this electric model, the DS 3 will be sold with petrol engines but not offered with any diesels. The subcompact crossover will target rivals like the Audi Q2.
Further down the road, DS intends on launching a flagship saloon to slot above the 7 Crossback. It will target the formidable BMW 5-Series and play an important role in the company’s ambitions to grow in China.