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69/20 DS 7 Crossback 1.6 E-TENSE 4X4 Ultra Prestige 5dr EAT8

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£695 deposit
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" digital instrument cluster displayDS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
Electric power steeringMulti function on board trip computer
Rear parking sensorRemote tailgate opening with key and handsfree locking, keyless entry and start
Service indicatorSpeed limit recognition and speed warning
Wireless charging for smartphone 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

DS Active scan suspension 

Entertainment

2 USB sockets in rearBluetooth hands free and media streaming with USB socket
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Acoustic, tinted and heated windscreenAutomatic headlights
Automatic lighting at car unlockingBody colour door handles with chrome trim
Body coloured bumpersDark tinted rear windows
Defrosting door mirrorsDoor mirrors including reverse gear angle memorisation
DS 3D LED rear lightsDS active LED Vision headlights
E-tense badge on bonnetE-tense monogram on the rear tailgate
Electric folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlightsElectric panoramic sunroof
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirrorFront and rear door entry sill with DS design
Gloss black exterior door mirrorsGloss black front grille
High beam assistInox windows surrounding
Laminated front/rear screensLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights with static cornering light functionTrailer stability control

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seat backrestAluminium sports pedals
B.R.M R180 timepieceChromed side markers on front doors with DS Inspiration name
Cloth sunvisors with LED courtesy mirror and ticket holderCrystal controls
DS inspiration badged front/rear carpet matsE - tense leather gear knob
Electric folding rear headrestsElectric front cushion extensions
Flocked glasses storage on driver sideFront and rear door pockets
Front central armrest with storageFront closed storage with USB connection point
Front double cupholdersFront head restraints
Front seatback pocketsGear shift indicator
Heated front seatsHeight and depth adjustable steering wheel
Leather grab handlesMassage function for front seats
Open storage on driver sidePremium leather steering wheel
Rear central armrest with storageRear double cupholders
Two rear isofix mounting pointsVentilated front seats

Packs

Advanced technology pack - DS 7Electric comfort pack - DS 7 Prestige/ Ultra prestige
Premium technology pack - DS 7 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Active brake assistActive city braking
Driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbagsElectric parking brake
Emergency braking systemESP
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiterHill start assist
Rear curtain airbagsSafety kit including first aid kit, yellow vest and Warning triangle
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Automatic front doors and boot lockingImmobiliser
Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarmRemote central locking + deadlocks
Stop/ Start function 

Trim

Art black basalt nappa leather dashboard and door panels with pearl stitchingDS Inspiration monogram on the dashboard
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh13.2Battery Charge Slow kW7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)105
Battery TypeLithium-ionStandard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb16.6
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb3.7 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.588CO2 (g/km)33
HC0.018Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.024Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max175WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min155
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max199WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min173
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max151WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min132
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max210WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min199
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max148WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min130
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max39WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min28

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8
Engine CodeEP6FADTXHP (4x4)Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min7.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max6.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min5.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max9.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min8.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max36.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min41.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max32.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min37.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max42.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min48.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max30.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min32.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max43.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min49.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.6WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max1.7
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min1.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb176.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max166.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min235.4

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power300Coin DescriptionE-TENSE 4X4
Coin SeriesUltra PrestigeInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0739E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.9Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT384
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed149

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R20Wheel StyleTOKYO
Wheel Type20" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1620Height (including roof rails)1625
Length4573Wheelbase2738
Width1895Width (including mirrors)2098

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight2400
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1752Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)555
Max. Loading Weight575Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1825
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.45
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 7 Crossback E-TENSE

The DS 7 Crossback offers a different way to go for 'D'-segment luxury SUV buyers. Especially in this plug-in E-TENSE form. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

The DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE 4x4 represents this luxury French brand's more distinctive take on what a 'D'-segment luxury plug-in SUV should be. It can take you over 30 miles without emitting any CO2, manage 128mpg, sprint to sixty in six and a half seconds and even extricate you from a muddy carpark on your annual trip to Glastonbury. In short, it's a bit special - and is styled that way too.

Background

Looking at the various electrified alternatives the current car-buying customer now has on offer, it's sometimes hard not to think that the plug-in hybrid option is arguably the best. Mild hybrid tech doesn't make much difference to overall efficiency figures. And full-electric models still carry the scourge of 'range anxiety'. So being able to plug in to extend the range of a conventional petrol engine with a lithium-ion battery charge makes as much sense now as it did when we first saw plug-in models hit the market, nearly a decade ago. When it comes to SUVs, you'll generally need a mid-sized or larger one to be able to specify plug-in technology. The PSA Group makes a number of the various 'C'-segment SUVs that offer it - cars like hybrid versions of the Peugeot 3008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Vauxhall Grandland X. Plus the French conglomerate has also used the same tech for a slightly larger, more luxurious model that sits in the 'D'-segment just above - this car, the DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE 4x4.

Driving Experience

Unlike the DS brand's smaller electrified model, the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE, this car isn't a full-electric SUV. Instead, a 200hp 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine beats beneath the bonnet, its efforts boosted by a 13.2kWh battery that powers an accompanying pair of 109hp electric motors which together boost total power output up to 300hp. That equates to a useful 450Nm of torque, which is transmitted to the tarmac via an eight-speed auto gearbox. 62mph from rest occupies 6.5s. When fully charged, this car can cover up to 31 WLTP-rated miles in zero emission form, though you won't go anywhere like that far if you explore the possibility for an 83mph all-electric top speed. There are four drive modes available. 'Zero emission' is the default setting, which sees functioning only using its electric motors. More commonly, you'll be running in 'Hybrid mode', which sees the electric motors and the engine efficiently working together. If you're pressing on, you'll use 'Sport' mode, which is engine-only. This is a 4x4 model and if you're off piste, you can make the most of that by engaging a '4WD' setting which activates the rear axle for all-wheel drive. So how does it all work in practice? Well as you might expect, the extra weight of all this electrified kit (around 400kgs) is certainly noticeable once you start pushing along a bit through the corners. But this is really only significantly evident once you start driving the car in a manner that few likely owners never will. Better to throttle back and enjoy the superb ride comfort and refinement and the relaxed, loping refined demeanour that suits this Gallic contender best.

Design and Build

Visual differentiation points setting this E-TENSE variant apart from more conventional models in the range are few. There's special badging. And this electrified variant can be had in this exclusive 'Pearl Crystal' paint shade. That's about it. The brand saves its boldest flourishes for the interior, which is intended to be an extrovert celebration of everything that's cutting edge in French fashion. Alcantara, open-pore wood inlays and leather feature in copious quantities appropriate to the Parisian-themed trim package you've chosen. The 'E' embossed onto the gearbox control is apparently a nod to the DS E-TENSE electric Concept Car Even the techno-fest that must rather incongruously fit in around all of this frippery can't escape the Louis Vuitton treatment. So the super-sized 12-inch infotainment touchscreen that struggles to fit in at the top of the centre stack gets a strange barrel-style crystal-like centre volume dial. Rear seat space is good; even for a six-footer sitting behind quite a lanky front seat occupant, the legroom on offer should be quite sufficient. The backrest reclines from 23 to 32-degrees in rake - electrically on this top model - which is nice for longer journeys. Unfortunately though, there's no sliding mechanism for the seat base, which is a pity. What you can't have with this Plug-in variant is this model line's usual third seating row. In compensation, out back, the boot of this electrified model is exactly the same size as that of a conventionally-engined five-seat model, 555-litres in size. Which is massively better than the restricted 395-litres you'd get in a directly comparable Audi Q5 TFSIe.

Market and Model

The case for plug-in hybrid powertrains can seem quite compelling - or at least it would be if this technology was more affordable. In the case of the DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE, it adds around £9,500 to the cost of an equivalent BlueHDi diesel model, a not insignificant premium. Though when you get right down to it, the cost of this car isn't actually very much higher than Peugeot is asking for the directly equivalent version of its Hybrid 4WD 3008. To be specific, prices for the DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE 4x4 start from around £48,000, a sum which buys you the most affordable 'Performance Line' variant. Another £3,000 gets you mid-range 'Prestige' trim. And if you can find just over £56,000, you can get yourself the top 'Ultra Prestige' flagship variant we're trying here. These figures are roughly in line with what you'd pay for direct competitors like Audi's Q5 TFSIe and the Volvo XC60 T8. All versions of this model get big 19-inch wheels and 'DS Active LED Vision' headlamps that adapt to road conditions and feature high beam assist. Inside, also standard are the two large cockpit screens - the 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster and the 12-inch centre-dash infotainment screen that incorporates voice recognition and 'DS Connect Navigation'. Amongst other things, mid-range 'Prestige' models get the clever 'DS Active Scan' suspension system. And an upgraded 'Rivoli' trimming package that uses premium quilted Nappa leather and diamond-shaped decorative features. This top 'Ultra Prestige' variant features a special 'Opera' interior trimming package with a stitched leather dash, a panoramic glass roof, a premium FOCAL HiFi system and larger 20-inch wheels.

Cost of Ownership

As with rival plug-in models in this segment, the efficiency figures here are certainly eye-catching. There's a 31 mile WLTP-rated electrified driving range. The WLTP mixed fuel consumption figure is rated at 128mpg. And the WLTP CO2 reading is 33g/km. The DS engineers reckon that even running the car in its more usual 'Hybrid mode' (whether the engine and the battery work together) you should still average under 50g/km. All of this assumes you keep the car fully charged. If you drift into using it just in petrol-powered form, your returns will drop like a stone. But let's assume you're fully bought into making full use of the electrified tech. On the move, energy is regenerated whenever the driver decelerates or uses the brakes, which extends the battery range. Another function, 'E-SAVE', also allows the driver to save enough energy to drive in all-electric mode for the last 6 or 12 miles of a journey. The map on the centre-dash touchscreen shows to the driver in real time the distance which can be driven in the car's all-electric 'Zero emission' mode or where charging stations are available nearby. This E-TENSE model's battery can be charged in two hours using a 32-amp wall-mounted terminal with a 6.6 kW charger; or in 8-hours with a traditional 3-pin domestic socket. What else? Well, a little annoyingly, the fuel tank is 20-litres smaller than it is in a conventionally-engined DS 7: blame battery packaging for that. Still, enjoy the tech. Through a provided 'MyDS' app, you can programme or switch on charging and follow your car's state of charge on your smartphone. The warranty is an unremarkable three year/60,000-mile package.

Summary

This car will be vanishingly rare. But then so are its direct competitors from Volvo and Audi. Perhaps incredibly, we're still some way from the financial tipping point that sees plug-in petrol engines make more sense than smoky diesels. Which is a pity because cars like this ought to be selling in greater numbers by now. Governments should be incentivising them. And manufacturers should by now have worked out a way to produce the technology more cheaply. But none of this has yet been sorted, so we are where we are. And where we are in this case is in a slightly different space than that occupied by competitor models from Audi and Volvo in this segment. The DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE has a more distinctive feel than those cars. Not one that'll suit everyone, but if you're sold into plug-in tech, want a luxury 'D'-segment SUV and likely the thought of something a little different, then this is where you might like to start your search.

Performance
70%
Handling
50%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£695
Deposit£695
Term (months)47
Cash price£42,998
Credit amount£42,303
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£17,843
Total amount payable£51,204
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.5p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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