The premium sub-brand Citroen DS introduced an updated flagship crossover. After restyling, the model lost the Crossback prefix in the name and is now simply called 7. The exterior design of the novelty is made in the style of the Aero Sport Lounge concept. In Europe, the model will be offered with a turbodiesel, three petrol engines and a similar number of hybrid powertrains. The production of “SUV” will be established at the brand’s factory in Mulhouse, France.
The off-road vehicle can be distinguished from the pre-reform version by the diode matrix head optics and proprietary DRL Light Veil, as well as a larger radiator grille, the absence of chrome decor, rims ranging in size from 18 to 21 inches in a new design and the inscription DS Automobiles on the trunk lid.
The interior trim now uses Alcantara, Nappa or Claudia leather. It is also reported that the company’s specialists have completely redesigned the interface of the multimedia complex, while the screen size has remained the same and is 12 inches.
The driver has access to a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control with night vision, active lane control and driver status monitoring. In addition, the model has acquired an active suspension that can independently adjust to road conditions. It relies on information from the front camera.
The engine range of the model will include PureTech gasoline engines with a capacity of 130, 215 or 225 hp. with., or a diesel supercharged unit with a return of 130 forces.
In addition, buyers will be able to choose a car with a hybrid power plant. The manufacturer presented three such versions, and each of them can be recharged from a power outlet.
The base E-Tense 225 front-wheel drive setup includes a 180-horsepower turbocharged engine and a 110-horsepower electric motor. The top options will be the E-Tense 4×4 300 and E-Tense 360, where the index indicates the return of the units. All hybrids are equipped with a battery with a capacity of 14.2 kWh, on a single charge of which they are able to travel from 65 to 81 km.
Pre-orders for the updated DS 7 in the home market will begin to be accepted on July 11, and the first “live” cars will reach the brand’s dealerships in September.
Author: Svetlana Khodos