The updated model includes two plug-in hybrid versions of 300 and 360 hp
DS started out as an independent brand five years ago with the DS7 Crossback.
A groundbreaking SUV which penetrated strongly into the ‘premium’ market, which was mainly dominated by the German car groups. Now it is time to renew a model in which there was little room for improvement, especially in the field of mechanics, and it does so to remain the flagship of the French brand.
The new DS7 will come on the market with four engines, three of which are plug-in hybrids (360, 300 and 225 hp) and one diesel (130 hp). Particularly noteworthy are the E-Tense (plug-in hybrid) 4×4 versions, which give this model exceptional driving characteristics due to its immediate response,
thanks to the electric motor that accompanies the combustion and the power of the combined work of the engines, as we could see on the winding roads of Nice. But if the movement on the road is impeccable, in urban areas, where you can choose the electric mode, and thanks to the driving aids, traffic jams become a moment of relaxation.
The feeling behind the wheel is one of absolute control, aided in a very special way by the ‘DS active suspension’, a damping system controlled by a camera that adjusts each wheel independently depending on the unevenness of the road. An element that ensures that the unevenness of the terrain (asphalt or earth) in the vehicle goes unnoticed.
The new DS7 loses the Crossback surname. Outwardly, it shows significant changes, both at the front and at the rear. The new front end emphasizes the sculpted grille that provides
a lot of personality to the model. The light signature combines DS pixel LED vision 3.0 headlamps and DS light veil daytime running lights. These daytime running lights appear to cut vertically through the body color. The new front light beam has a range of up to 380 metres.
At the rear, the LED lights are shaped like scales and have been redesigned with a dark metallic finish. The tailgate and decal have been reworked with sharper lines, while the ‘DS AUTOMOBILES’ name now stands out on the rear of the new DS 7.
The tires help to give
a dynamic character the new DS 7. The new 19-inch EDINBURGH and SILVERSTONE wheels are fitted with inserts and improve aerodynamic efficiency, while their design treatment increases their diameter. The new 21-inch BROOKLYN wheels, with a refined technical design, are only available on the new DS 7 E-TENSE 360 4×4. The window frames and roof rails are offered in a Gloss Black version to enhance the dynamic silhouette.
to be offered
six colors: the new lacquer gray and sapphire blue complementing the metallic platinum gray, as well as the pearlescent colors Black Pearl, Crystal Pearl and Pearly White.
The infotainment system is one of the main novelties of the new DS 7 with a completely redesigned interface. The 12″ touchscreen displays a complete menu from which you can reach all functions with one movement.
The range of the New DS 7 has
five trim levels with differentiated lines: Bastille, Rivoli and Ópera on the one hand, and Performance Line and Performance Line+ on the other. The finishes receive additional standard equipment, with a simplification of the number of options. The LA PREMIÈRE Limited Edition is only available in the E-TENSE 360 4×4 version.
E-TENSE technology inherited from Formula E makes up the bulk of the new DS 7 range with 225 hp two-wheel drive versions,
four-wheel drive 300 hp and four-wheel drive 360 hp.
In the 360 hp version, the E-Tense 4×4 has a 200 hp petrol engine and electric motors on the front and rear axles with 110 and 113 hp (four-wheel drive). It is equipped with a 14.2 kWh battery that gives it a range of up to 62 km in electric mode and a fuel consumption of 1.8 liters / 100 km.
the 300 hp E-Tense version It has a 200 hp petrol engine and 110 and 113 hp electric motors on the front and rear axles, allowing it to circulate in electric mode for up to 81 km.
The new DS 7 E-Tense 225 (180 hp petrol engine and 110 hp electric motor on the front axle) has an approved range of up to 80 km and a combined fuel consumption of 1.2 litres/100 km. Each hybrid system is paired with a new 14.2 kWh battery whose charge time is approximately two hours in a 7.4 kW terminal.
The new DS 7 also features a BlueHDi 130 diesel engine with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It features the latest technology to achieve a consumption of 5.8 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
But if the new DS7 doesn’t go unnoticed when driving along its exterior lines, it’s the interior where it is.
luxury manifests itself more clearly. The seats display finishes inspired by the metal strap of a luxury watch, made with a multitude of assembled parts. The seat is made of high-density foam, with more material than for a classic seat. The comfort is superior and is maintained over the years, thanks to a denser material.
The base prices of each of the engines are as follows: BlueHDi 130,
€42,800; E-Tense 225, 52,600 euros; E-Tense 300 4×4, 60,500 euros; and E-Tense 360 4×4, from 75,250 euros.
Source: La Verdad