New DS 7 Crossback will be represented in Geneva on 9 March. It’s a new car in premium lineup of Citroen, which represents the latest technological achievements of the manufacturer: hybrid drive, two displays in the dashboard, elements of autonomous driving, the system monitoring undulations of road and night vision.
DS is a premium brand of Groupe PSA (PSA Peugeot Citroen), who since 2009 have existed as a special premium line of Citroen cars, and in 2014 became a stay alone premium brand of the group. The brand’s name refers to Citroen DS – the executive car produced from 1955 to 1975, the first production car equipped with disc brakes.
DS 7 Crossback belongs to a segment of premium mid-size SUVs, which includes such models as Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, Land Rover Discovery 5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-class, and Volvo XC60.
DS is quite young premium brand, so to win the hearts of demanding and sophisticated buyers it offers more technical innovations than his colleagues, and at a more affordable price (according to Britain media, it price will be about 30’000 GBP – about 2’150’000 RUR).
Among technical innovations we should highlight DS Connected Pilot, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane control, distance control and Stop & Go function.
DS Park Pilot automatically parks in reverse or parallel to the kerb. Furthermore, it is able to identify a parking space corresponding to the dimensions of DS 7 Crossback.
DS Safety includes 6 main functions: night vision, active monitoring of blind spots, automatic emergency braking, extended recognition of signage, driver attention monitoring, and a special set of lighting modes.
The power range of the crossover is represented by three petrol engines (130, 180, 230 hp) and two diesel engines (130, 180hp) paired with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition, you could chose 300hp hybrid powertrain with four-wheel drive, which includes 200-horsepower gasoline engine and two 80-kW electric motors (front and rear).
Regarding to the terms of appearance of novelty in our country, Russian press office says carefully that, most likely, it is a matter of next year. More accurately we can’t say yet.