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Geneva Motor Show 2017: New DS7 Crossback launched

Published 07 March 2017

The DS7 Crossback has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. The French SUV will be offered with petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains. It should reach the UK by late 2017.

There are no details about prices, but the DS7 Crossback is expected to start in the region of £30,000 and rival the likes of the Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q3. However, at 4.6 metres long, the DS7 Crossback will be longer than its rivals and offer considerably more boot space, with up to 628 litres.

As well as a larger cabin for four adults, with tilt and slide rear seats, the DS7 Crossback will be filled with tech, including autonomous parking, night vision, adaptive cruise control and LED headlights. The French SUV will also boast active suspension, with a front-mounted camera spotting pot hole and sending controls to the shock absorbers to minimise impact on the ride quality.

The plush and upmarket interior features 'watch strap' design Nappa leather seats, chrome-finished dials, LED interior lighting and a 14-speaker Focal sound system. The stylish dashboard is dominated by a pair of HD touchscreens, which will allow the driver and front passenger to split the navigation and media displays across the two 12-inch screens. 

The engine line-up spans three petrols, two diesels and a single plug-in petrol hybrid. The BlueHDi engines – with 130PS or 180PS – will be offered with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The entry-level Puretech 130PS petrol will be limited to a manual gearbox only, while the more powerful 180 and 225 THP petrols will be offered with the eight-speed auto only.

The plug-in petrol hybrid will be the most potent powertrain in the range, with 300PS and four-wheel drive. The lithium battery is placed under the floor of the rear seats, so it shouldn’t impede interior space, and will cover up to 37 miles from a single charge. The battery will take 2.5 hours to replenish from a fast charge box or 4.5 hours from a standard 32A socket.

There are no details about fuel economy or CO2 emissions, although DS promises significant fuel savings with the hybrid. The eight-speed automatic is also said to cut fuel usage by four per cent, compared to the old six-speed ‘box. 

Comments

Jacobs Dad    on 7 March 2017

However it is probably as reliable as the Range Rover Evoke given the company's history. As always I love their designs but always feel they should employ Toyota to build them then I would consider buying them. The appearance and description would sell it to me sadly the history and having owned a 3008 has put me off having anything from this company (yes I know they have different brands but are basically the same company) If only they could improve their reliability etc they would have a winner here.

pugtig    on 8 March 2017

Re the comment above... We have owned: 2CV. Dyanes, Visa, AX, BX, ZX, Pug 307 and currently Pug 2008. Reliability has never been a problem with any of them at all..... So when we change we will certainly look ar the DS7 Crossback. I hope I don't regret saying it but I have complete confidence in PSA vehicles.
In fact I've had troubles with Honda, Toyota and VW but as yet PSA vehicles have been faultless. Perhaps we have been lucky with the vehicles we bought AND the fact we have had exceptional dealers for servicing.

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