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DS electrifies 7 Crossback

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DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 slated for Paris debut, brings PHEV and 4x4 tech to luxury SUV.

What's the news?

DS Automobiles, the upmarket brand of the PSA Group, is readying its first all-wheel-drive version of the DS 7 Crossback for market - and not only that, but the new model will be a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), too.

Using the same 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged PureTech petrol engine with twin electric motors as the recently announced Peugeot 3008 PHEV, the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 offers four-wheel drive, 300hp, 450Nm and an all-electric range of 50km on the WLTP test cycle.

Furthermore, the company says all of its models will now boast electrified versions in their line-ups, starting with the DS 7 E-Tense.

Just to recap on the powertrain, there's a 200hp petrol engine and then a couple of 80kW electric motors, which are nominally rated at 110hp each and which are powered by a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery. An eight-speed automatic gearbox marshals the power and torque to all corners, as the two e-motors are mounted front and rear, while there are four main driving modes to choose from: Zero Emission, Sport, Hybrid and 4WD. DS says the Crossback E-Tense is capable of 135km/h on electric power alone.

Charging times for the Li-ion battery are two hours on a wall-mounted terminal (32-amp) rated at 6.6kW, or eight hours on a traditional domestic socket.

DS claims the E-Tense has the same boot space and capaciousness within as the regular combustion-engined models, because the battery pack is mounted under the floor.

Anything else?

The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 will make its world debut at its home motor show in Paris during early October.


Published on September 25, 2018
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