DS 3 Crossback (2019–)
DS 3 Crossback revealed
The DS3 Crossback will be available from the second half of 2019 with an all-electric motor with advanced performance
It will deliver more than 186 miles of autonomy - WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) cycle, corresponding to a range of 280 miles in NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with a function to charge the battery to 80% in 30 minutes. This advanced level of performance does not detract from interior space, since the batteries are placed under the floor.
Particular emphasis has also been placed on acoustics in development. Vehicle soundproofing has been taken to a higher level with a thicker specification of metal for the door panels, a carefully designed air extraction zone, thicker glass windows and an acoustic windscreen.
The DS 3 Crossback introduces a new generation of full LED lighting with Matrix Beam technology: With DS Matrix LED Vision, the driver will see the light beam adjust automatically to provide optimal lighting and can drive outside built-up areas on full headlights without dazzling other road users.
Inside, the digital instrument cluster lets the driver display a wide range of driving information using a pull-down menu with up to five different and customisable screens.
The head-up display projects key driving information in colours onto a transparent panel and in the driver’s field of vision: vehicle speed, speed limiter and cruise control, traffic sign information, as well as driving and navigation aids.
Completing the array of features is a 10.3” entertainment screen in HD format (the largest in its class) with smartphone mirroring and connected navigation. It is positioned at the top of the fascia to ensure visibility while driving.
Boot capacity 352 litres
UK prices and specifications announced
Entry-level Elegance model starts at £21,550 and features 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, seven-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, DAB radio, keyless start and two rear Isofix child seat mounting points.
Starting at £22,950, the Performance Line adds black 17-inch wheels, dark tinted rear windows, aluminium sports pedals and a black perforated leather steering wheel.
The Prestige trim is priced from £24,950 and features automatic air conditioning, automatic wipers, two USB connection points, front (and rear) parking sensors, 10-inch HD touchscreen, DS Connected 3D navigation system with WiFi and leather seats.
Over and above Prestige trim, Ultra Prestige models start at £30,950 and feature 18-inch alloys, head-up display, keyless entry and start, DS Matrix LED Vision headlights, advanced safety pack (with extended emergency braking system, extended lane keeping assist and blind spot detection), reversing camera, and a black premium leather steering wheel.
The La Premiere launch edition model is priced from £32,450 and comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a premium advanced safety pack (adding active blind spot detection and speed limit recognition), DS Drive Assist with active cruise control and lane keeping assist, high beam assist and wireless smartphone charging.
The DS 3 Crossback will initially be available with a choice of one diesel and three petrol engines, with an electric version due later in the year.
The petrol line-up is made up of a 1.2-litre Puretech engine with 100PS, 130PS or 155PS power outputs. The diesel, meanwhile, is a 1.5-litre BlueHDi with 100PS.
When it arrives late in 2019, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense will have a real-world range of 186 miles thanks to a 136PS electric motor and a 50kWh lithium-ion battery located under the floor.