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Brand New DS DS 7 Crossback 1.6 E-TENSE 4X4 Rivoli 5dr EAT8

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Featured specification

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12 inch HD touchscreen12.3" digital instrument cluster display
Blind spot detection systemDS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
DS Iris system - 3D connected navigation, natural voice recognition and bluetooth connectivityElectric power steering
Emergency call serviceExtended Traffic sign recognition
Front parking sensorMirror Screen with Apple car play/Android Auto
Multi function on board trip computerRear parking sensor
Service indicatorSpeed limit recognition and speed warning

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

7.4 kW onboard chargerAccelerated charging cable (Type 2/type 3)
DS Active scan suspension 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Acoustic and tinted windscreenAutomatic headlights with high beam assist
Automatic lighting at car unlockingBody colour door handles with chrome trim
Body coloured bumpersBrilliant black front grille
Chrome DS badgesChrome DS monogram on rear tailgate
Dark tinted rear windowsDefrosting door mirrors
Door mirrors including reverse gear angle memorisationDS 3D LED rear lights
DS pixel LED vision 3.0 headlightsDS veil LED daytime running lights
Electric folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlightsFollow me home manual lighting
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirrorFront and rear door entry sill with DS design
Gloss black exterior door mirrorsHeated windscreen
LED 3rd brake lightLED front fog lights with static cornering light function
Rear side wing doorsRear window wiper
Variable front intermittent wipers 

Interior Features

3 seat bench in 2nd row60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
B.R.M R180 timepieceCloth sunvisors with LED courtesy mirror and ticket holder
Electrically adjustable driver's lumbar supportFlocked glasses storage on driver side
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear door storage
Front central armrest with storageFront closed storage with USB connection point
Front double cupholdersFront head restraints
Front seats with rear pocketFront USB-C port
Gear shift indicatorHeated front seats
Height and depth adjustable steering wheelLeather upholstery
LED interior lightingMassage function for front seats
Open storage on driver sidePremium leather steering wheel and leather covered airbag
Rear central armrest with storageRear double cupholders
Rear headrestsSingle front passenger seat
Two rear isofix mounting pointsTwo rear USB (type A)

Packs

Auto comfort pack - DS 7Electric seats pack - DS7

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Active city brakingChild safety lock
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
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRear curtain airbags
Safety kit including first aid kit, yellow vest and Warning triangleTrailer stability control
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Automatic door locking when moving offImmobiliser
Keyless entry and startPerimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
Stop/ Start function 

Wheels

Black centre caps with DS logo
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 kWh14.2Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)420
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW3.7
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)105Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7.4Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW7.4Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8Usable Battery Capacity12.9
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH22.2WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL20.1
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH2.8WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.1
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH61WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL68
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH38WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL42

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb27WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH33
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL26 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears8 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.5WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH193.1WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL249.8

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power300Coin DescriptionE-TENSE 4X4
Coin SeriesRivoliGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0741EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.9Engine Power - BHP296
Engine Power - KW218Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT384
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed146

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueWheel StyleEDINBURGH
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1620Height (including roof rails)1625
Length4595Wheelbase2738
Width1906Width (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. Roof Load55
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1825No. of Seats5
Turning 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 E-TENSE

The DS 7 offers a different way to go for 'D'-segment luxury SUV buyers. Especially in this plug-in E-TENSE form. Jonathan Crouch looks at the improved E-TENSE 300 variant.

Ten Second Review

The DS 7 E-TENSE 4x4 300 represents this luxury French brand's more distinctive take on what a 'D'-segment luxury plug-in SUV should be. It can take you up to 40 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 Stellantis 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. 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 E-TENSE 4x4, which we're looking at here in mid-range '300' form, a car now usefully improved.

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 now boosted by a larger 14.2kWh battery that in the '300' version 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 40 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. This revised DS 7 gets a restyled front end, with slimmer 'DS PIXEL LED VISION 3.0' headlamps and 'DS LIGHT VEIL' daytime running lights. The DS WINGS and the grille are larger and the valance has been redesigned with a range of colours depending on the model. The slimmer scale-like LED rear lights with a vortex effect have also been redesigned with a dark metallic finish. And the boot lid and badge have been reworked with sharper lines, while DS AUTOMOBILES lettering replaces the previous 'CROSSBACK' badge to sign off the visually stretched rear section. The wheels are new too, with redesigned 19-inch rims for the usual models and more exclusive 21-inchers for the top E-TENSE 4x4 360 version. Inside, there's smarter upholstery, with specifically draped Nappa leather on the dashboard and door panels. The 12-inch high-resolution centre touchscreen has been redesigned too, now featuring a menu made up of widgets for accessing all its functions with a single movement: for controlling the connected navigation, the ventilation, the digital audio sources and journey information. As before, the cabin design 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. Even the techno-fest that must rather incongruously fit in around all of this frippery can't escape the Louis Vuitton treatment. So the centre screen gets a strange barrel-style crystal-like centre volume dial. And, like the 12-inch instrument binnacle TFT monitor, can be configured via a 'DS Sensorial Drive' feature to display its information in shades of either Cashmere or Titanium. 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 E-TENSE, it adds around £12,500 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 E-TENSE 4x4 300 start from around £52,000, a sum which buys you the most affordable 'Performance Line' variant. There's a more affordable 2WD E-TENSE 225 version available for around £5,000 less, which also comes with base 'Performance Line' trim from around £44,000. These figures are roughly in line with what you'd pay for direct competitors like Audi's Q5 TFSIe and the Volvo XC60 Recharge 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 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 40 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 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.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£589
Initial Rental£3534
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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