The redesigned DS 7 Crossback made its debut in June, and it is now available for purchase in Europe. Depending on the model and powertrain, prices in its home nation range from €44,700 to €78,400.
With the exception of the base 1.5-liter BlueHDi diesel engine with 128 horsepower, electric drivetrains make up the majority of the facelifted DS 7 range. All of them use a new 14.2 kWh battery that provides up to 65 km of EV-only range as well as a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine as their base.
The E-Tense 225, which only has FWD, has a combined output of 222 horsepower, while the E-Tense 44 300 ups the ante with twin electric motors for a combined output of 296 horsepower.
The E-Tense 44 360 sits on top and produces a more astounding 355 horsepower. The latter has a model-specific chassis configuration by DS Performance that includes lowered suspension, wider tracks, larger brakes, and speeds from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds.
The 1.2 Puretech and 1.6 Puretech petrol engines, which were rumored to remain in the upgraded DS 7, are not mentioned, albeit their availability may be restricted to certain areas.
The DS Active Scan Suspension, which has a camera that scans the road ahead to adjust damping on each tire in accordance, is a standard feature on all E-Tense PHEVs.
With the exception of Bastille and Performance Line, all trims include the new DS Pixel Led Vision 3.0 headlights as standard equipment; nonetheless, every facelifted DS 7 also includes the DS Light Veil DRLs.
The new 12-inch touchscreen DS Iris infotainment system and a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster are also standard on the electrified DS 7 variants.
The DS 7 Opera is equipped with a ton of goodies, such as heated, massaging, and cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, an electric sunroof, laminated acoustic side windows, and the entire DS Drive Assist package with Level 2 automated driving.
The distinctive 21-inch Brooklyn alloy wheels, DS Performance insignia, and gloss black details all over the exterior further set the La Premiere apart. As the top model in the lineup based on the Opera trim, it includes all the features listed above as standard equipment as well as the high-end Focal audio system, DS Night Vision, and new DS Driver Attention Monitoring, which are available as optional packages for the other trims.
Pricing for the entry level DS 7 BlueHDi 130 Automatic Bastille starts at €44,700 while the next trim DS 7 E-Tense 225 Performance Line costs €55,100. The next is DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 300 Rivoli which costs €58,300 and after that, there is DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 300 Opera with pricing of €64,600. Finally, there is the range-topping DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360 La Premiere that the automaker asks €78,400 for.
The updated DS 7 is made in Mulhouse, France for export, and Shenzen, China for domestic consumption. Beginning on September 16, the SUV will be available in DS Stores in Europe. Customer deliveries will begin at the end of the year.