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DS 7 Crossback PHEV targets sub-50g/km CO2

DS Automobiles will add a 296bhp plug-in hybrid to the flagship DS 7 Crossback SUV next year, offering CO2 emissions of under 50g/km on the WLTP test cycle.

DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4

The DS 7 Crossback plug-in hybrid offers a 31-mile electric range.

The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4 is one of the eight plug-in hybrids planned by PSA Group over the next two years, alongside the Citroën C5 Aircross, Peugeot 3008 and 508, and Vauxhall and Opel versions of the Grandland X.

It uses the more powerful of the two hybrid systems, as will be used on the 3008, combining a 296bhp petrol engine and electric motors at each axle for four-wheel drive traction.

The battery has a capacity of 13.2kWh, providing a range of up to 31 miles (WLTP) and the 6.6kW on-board charger means that can be topped up in less than two hours. Because the platform is designed for a plug-in version, there is no loss of boot or cabin space.

For more information, read our prototype drive here.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.