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69 DS Ds 3 1.2 PureTech Forever 3dr EAT6

Available at DS branches
From £16,998Save £7212 on cost new today
£269 deposit
£269 per month

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touch screenBluetooth handsfree and media steaming with 1A USB socket
Cruise control + speed limiterDS connect box emergency assist system
DS Connect Nav - Connected 3D navigationExterior temperature display
Mirror screen with mirror link and apple car playMulti function on board trip computer
Rear parking sensorsRev counter
Reversing cameraVariable assistance power steering
Wireless charging for smartphone 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioRDS radio with 6 speakers and Aux socket
Steering wheel mounted controls 

Exterior Features

3D effect LED rear lightsAutomatic lights and windscreen wipers
Body coloured bumpersChrome door handles
Chrome DS Wings grilleChrome front fog light surround
Chrome rear bumper insertsChrome side rubbing strips
Dark tinted rear windowsDS monogram on rear tailgate
DS Monogram roof stickerElectric adjustable door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric heated folding door mirrors
Electro-chrome auto-dimming rear view mirrorFlush fitting exterior door handles
Forever exterior badgingHeight adjustable headlamps
Laser engraved DS monogram colour exterior door mirrorsLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsLED vision with xenon headlights
Rear wiperSingle chrome exhaust tailpipe

Interior Features

12 volt socket in cabinAutomatic air conditioning
Black panel on/off instrument lightingBoot light
Driver and passenger sunvisor with courtesy mirrorDriver's seat height adjustment
Front and rear headrestsFront and rear LED reading lights
Front armrestFront courtesy reading lights
Front door pockets with bottle holdersFront passenger seat height adjust
Front seatback pocketsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Inox Sport pedalsIntegrated air freshener
Interior mood lightingLashing eyelets in boot
Leather gear knobLeather handbrake with chrome insert
Leather upholsteryPollen filter
Premium carpet matsPremium nappa leather steering wheel
Satin chrome door sill protectorsSatin chrome steering wheel inserts
Split folding rear seatSports seats
Twin front cupholdersTwo rear isofix mounting points

Packs

Gloss black kit - DS 3 

Safety

5 three point inertia reel seatbeltsABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency braking assistance
Driver unfastened seatbelt warningDriver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbags
ESPFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Hill start assistTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle on boot lid 

Security

AlarmColoured plip key insert
ImmobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Technical

Sports suspension 

Trim

Gloss black centre console and interior door handle surroundLeather trimmed instrument binnacle
Satin chrome gear surroundSoft touch upper dashboard

Wheels

17" Aphrodite black diamond cut alloy wheelsCompressor with puncture repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.532CO2 (g/km)119
HC0.034Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.018Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)64.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)44.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power110
Based On ID76857Coin DescriptionPureTech
Coin SeriesForeverGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %69
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %37NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 093
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %55NCAP Safety Assist %29
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT151
Engine Torque - MKG20.9Engine Torque - NM205
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed121

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAPHRODITEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1483Length3948
Wheelbase2452Width1715

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1615
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)285Max. Loading Weight525
Max. Roof Load70Max. Towing Weight - Braked1150
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked570Minimum Kerbweight1090
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

DS 3 Crossback

If you want a premium small SUV that's a little different, this DS 3 Crossback might fit the bill, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

Ten Second Review

The DS 3 Crossback is hardly inexpensive but in compensation it's a satisfyingly desirable take on small SUV motoring. The design is individual, the cabin feels special and it's well equipped. Plus the combustion engines are willing and economical - and there's the option of full-electric technology if you want it. This is the car that should really move the DS brand forward.

Background

Here's an interesting stat. it won't be long before SUVs account for a quarter of all car sales. And premium brands account for 11% of all worldwide car production but 37% of automotive segment profits. Which explains why the Peugeot/Citroen conglomerate needs the DS brand. And why the DS brand needs this car, the DS 3 Crossback. It's taken the DS marque some time to get off the ground. The DS3, DS4 and DS5 hatches the company kicked off with were re-badged Citroens that struggled to justify premium pricing. But we were promised bespoke DS designs that would. The mid-sized seven-seat DS 7 Crossback was the first of these. This smaller DS 3 Crossback is the second.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, things are fairly familiar - in the case of the combustion engines anyway. DS offers the PSA Group's usual three cylinder 1.2-litre PureTech unit in 100hp manual form (a six-speeder), or with 130 or 155hp mated to EAT8 eight-speed automatic transmission with column-mounted shift paddles. There's also a manual 1.5-litre BlueHDi 100 diesel, which is interesting because diesel power is rapidly becoming a novelty in the SUV 'B' segment. You might buy the diesel for its economy but its pulling power (250Nm) isn't very much different to what you'd get from the PureTech 155 petrol unit. As usual amongst premium models, you get a driving modes system, this one offering 'eco', 'normal' and 'sport' settings. The alternative to all these units is the all-electric 'E-Tense' variant you can ask your dealer about. This develops 132bhp and uses a 50kWh battery pack (mounted in an 'H' configuration below the front and rear seats) that allows for a claimed 186-mile WLTP-rated driving range. Torque of 260Nm allows the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense to sprint from rest to 30mph in just 3 seconds and reach 62mph in 8.7s. As is the current trend, there's plenty of semi-autonomous driving technology on offer (most of it optional). The 'DS Drive Assist' package combines 'Active Cruise Control' and 'Lane Keeping Assist' in a form that sees the vehicle managing both steering and speed.

Design and Build

Styling's an emotive subject but most will probably agree that this car offers a more interesting take on 'B'-segment supermini-based SUV design. It's 4.17-metres long, 1.79-metres wide and 1.53-metres high, which means that it sits amongst the bigger contenders in this segment - cars like the Honda HR-V and the Audi Q2. The DS 3 Crossback sits on the PSA Group's new CMP platform, the same as that used for new-era versions of the Peugeot 208 and the Vauxhall Corsa. Inside, there's an over-riding diamond-shaped theme - the digital instrument pack, the dashboard switches, the air vents and many other interior fitments all bear this shape. Cabin trim is based around your choice of five 'Inspiration' packages - 'MONTMARTRE', 'BASTILLE', 'PERFORMANCE Line', 'RIVOLI' and 'OPERA'. You get a reasonable array of storage compartments including cup holders and a broad, functional sliding armrest. The seats are particularly comfortable thanks to a special bi-density foam the brand has developed. But over-the-shoulder vision is somewhat compromised by the rear 'D'-pillar. In the rear, the window line in the rear is rather high, so if you've got kids, you might want to make sure they're OK with that. And the boot capacity, though reasonable at 350-litres, is a little down (50-litres) on what you'd get in a rival Audi Q2.

Market and Model

DS 3 Crossback pricing ranges from around £21,500 to nearly £33,000. There are four standard trim levels - 'Elegance', 'PERFORMANCE Line', 'Prestige' and 'Ultra Prestige' - which feature distinctly styled interior packages (DS calls then 'Inspirations'), most themed and styled around the perceived ambiance of various Parisian districts. Even 'Elegance' variants are well equipped, featuring 17-inch Grey Anthracite diamond-cut alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and a 'Safety Park', which includes an Emergency Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Speed recognition and Intelligent Speed Adaptation. Other standard features include an alarm system, a space saver spare wheel, air conditioning and a 7 inch touchscreen, with 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, Bluetooth and a DAB digital radio with eight speakers. Further up the range, there are larger wheels and classy stitched leather interiors. The next trim level up, 'Performance Line', gives you power folding mirrors, dark tinted rear windows, 3D LED rear lights, part-alcanatara seat trim and aluminium sports pedals. 'Prestige'-spec adds climate control and a larger 10-inch centre-dash touchscreen with 3D navigation. Top 'Ultra Prestige' variants include a head-up display, keyless entry and start, LED VISION headlamps, a reversing camera, Nappa leather seats with a 'watchstrap' design

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the exact figures that the DS 3's various engines can produce, all of which are helped by the light weight of this car's underlying CMP PSA Group platform. We'll quote WLTP fuel figures and NEDC emissions readings. The base 1.5-litre BlueHDi 100 manual diesel model manages up to 62.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 97g/km. The alternative PureTech 100 petrol derivative manages up to 52.0mpg and up to 105g/km of CO2. For the auto PureTech 130, the figures are up to 47.1mpg and up to 109g/km. And for the auto PureTech 130 variant, you're looking at up to 45.7mpg and up to 121g/km. Few direct rivals can better these figures. If you want to do better in a DS 3 Crossback, you need to be looking at the all-electric 'E-Tense' version, which uses a 50kWh lithium-ion battery that can be re-charged to 80% of its capacity in just 30 minutes from the right plug point. The 11kW wallbox that owners will want to fit in their garages will re-charge the car in five hours. When out and about, a 100kW public fast-charging point will perform a full charge in 90 minutes. With a fully replenished battery, 186 miles of WLTP-rated driving range is possible.

Summary

The money being asked here seems a lot for a supermini-based 'B'-segment SUV bu the DS brand isn't alone in putting forward that kind of proposition. And it's not one that's done similar crossovers like Audi's Q2 and the Volkswagen T-Cross any harm. But those brands have market recognition. DS is still seeking that - but ought to find more of it courtesy of this car. It has a special feel lacking from its German rivals - and its hybrid E-Tense electrified technology is ahead of them too. This car, like its brand, is aspirational. If you are too and you're shopping in this segment while looking for something a bit different, you might well like it.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£269
Deposit£269
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.44%
Cash price£16,998
Credit amount£16,729
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£7238
Total amount payable£20,151
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.6p per mile
Representative APR6.7%
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