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Autobild reports that Citroën will preview a possible high-end SUV at Auto Shanghai (April 21 to 29) with the DSX concept. Based on the DS5 (pictured) platform, the DSX in production form should hit China early next year before being introduced in Europe late-2014.

The car could be 4.7 metres long (about the length of an Audi Q5) and could come with petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains. The report further states that only hybrid versions will have AWD available, and that they’re likely to be in the same vein as the diesel-electric DS5 HYbrid4.

Europe will get a diesel-hybrid version that will see PSA’s HDi 163 unit and an electric motor working together for a combined output of 200 hp, just like in the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4. China’s DSX should get a 1.6 litre THP with 240 hp. Autobild estimates the starting price in Europe to be around €39k (RM165k).

Naza Euro Motors is now the official Citroën distributor in Malaysia – it was last reported that a 3S outlet was expected to open its doors in the Klang Valley by end-February.