DS 7 Crossback SUV range, pricing and specification announced
Following the launch edition ‘La Première’ DS 7 Crossback made available earlier this year, the French luxury car brand has announced a choice of trim, petrol and diesel engines for their new SUV that will go on sale next year, priced from £28,050.
The range includes two turbo petrol engines: The 4-cylinder PureTech 180 or PureTech 225, both with an 8-speed (EAT8) automatic gearbox as standard and DS claim an average fuel economy of 48.7mpg.
Likely of most interest to fleets will be the two turbocharged diesel engines, including a BlueHDi 130 with a manual gearbox or BlueHDi 180 with an automatic gearbox. The 130 offers fuel economy of 70.6mpg and 300Nm torque at 1,750rpm, while the 180 offers a claimed 57.6mpg and 400Nm at 2,000rpm.
All four engines are compliant with the latest Euro 6.2 emission control standard.
Four trim levels: Elegance, Performance Line, Prestige and Ultra Prestige will be available initially, with a further E-Tense 4×4 PHEV (plug-in hybrid) all-wheel drive variant added to the lineup from mid-2019. The latter is expected to cost c.£50,000.
DS says the DS 7 Crossback benefits from a plethora of enhanced driving aids, including the optional (standard-fit on Ultra Prestige) DS Connected Pilot, which offers what the company calls “a first step towards autonomous driving”. DS Night Vision and DS Driver Attention Monitoring are further safety features designed to increase visibility and avoid driver distraction respectively.
The DS7 Crossback falls into premium crossover territory, going head-to-head against the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and even some larger SUVs like the Audi Q5, X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.