DS 6WR test for Spain.
But, next year, 2017 should be the year DS in Europe because the French brand plans to disembark in the old continent with new models, especially with the trend now: the SUV. So, we’re going to reel off what we know of each of them.
DS 7 Crossback, the first bet that we will see in Geneva 2017
it Is expected that in the coming month of march, at the Geneva motor show, although it is not marketed in Europe until the first quarter of 2018. The DS 7 Crossback will be an SUV slightly larger than the DS 6 WR marketed in China and “cousin brother” of the new Peugeot 3008, since you will share the modular platform EMP2.
The project X74 will be produced in the factory of French Mulhouse and will be the alternative of French luxury to the Premium germans, with a length of 4.5 meters. The DS 7 Crossback will be equipped with gasoline and diesel engines of 3 and 4 cylinder in line, more of a hybrid version plug-in that will combine an electric motor on the rear axle with one combustion in the front. In principle, DS does not contemplate versions of front-wheel drive, all integrated with automatic change.
The range of mechanical, very limited in options compared to German competition, will be compensated with a greater interior space and a design inspired by the concept DS E-Tense, with leather and wood, a new instrumentation based on the i-Cockpit Peugeot and a large analog clock in the center console, made by the French watchmaker of luxury BRM. The exterior will also contain features seen in the DS E-Tense, with the grill and the drivers rear with a graphic of the functions of type scale.
Concept DS E-Tense
DS 8 Crossback: with their sights set on the Audi Q5 and BMW X3
Will be the SUV largest range of models for Europe and, as the DS 7 Crossback, and will also be manufactured in Mulhouse, France. Confirmed by Thierry Metroz, Design Director at DS, the project is known as the internal code for X84 and is expected to reach the market in the first quarter of 2019, although as we will see in the second half of 2018.
DS 8 Crossback will be larger than a Audi Q5, with a length of 4.75 meters. Will be developed on an evolution of the platform EMP2, and, as the previous model range, will only be offered with versions of four-wheel drive with mechanical gasoline and diesel four-cylinder and a hybrid plug-in gasoline, associated with a new automatic transmission in eight reports speeds. This model is expected to premiere a new petrol engine of 2.0 liters.
Among the novelties, air suspension as predictive by using a stereoscopic camera and a new generation of safety systems and driving assistance.
The DS range 3 will have up to four options of body
With the Renault Capture leading the sales figures in its segment and with few rivals on the prowl, only the MINI Countryman was the Premium option. Despite the fact that the british has grown to be nearly the height of the BMW X1, plans DS of some years ago already contained a model casting in the face of Oxford.
The future range DS 3 includes the three-door version will adopt a more sporty and that is known as DS 3S, the new DS 3 Berlina five doors, the replacement of the DS 3 Cabrio and the DS 3 Crossback, an SUV.
Expected to start arriving in 2018, and in this order, the new range DS 3 is required to lose weight and should premiere the new modular platform EMP1. The future DS 3 Crossback will offer a large interior space with versions of front-wheel drive and total, on gasoline and diesel, three-cylinder and 1.2-litre e-THP four-cylinder version atmospheric 1.6-liter PureTech and other turbo THP.
The DS 4 will change radically
The DS 4 that we know will disappear from the range. The intent of the brand is a substitute to the height of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series, the objectives that have been outside the scope of the current DS 4.
bigger and with a design that is more sport-inspired concept DS E-Tense, inside and out, the design will be a true five-door with a roof line down to the style of the DS 4S that is sold in China and it is expected that, as the above will also be manufactured in Europe.
The DS 4S will be the starting point of the design for the replacement of the DS 4.
The future DS 4 will be developed on the platform EMP2 sharing a large quantity of items with the Peugeot 308. The range mechanical will include versions of petrol and diesel and, for the first time, it will have a mechanical high-performance “Performance”.
The bet of DS in Europe there is no doubt that it is more ambitious. In the PSA Group, is thought to have already been tanning experience in the asian market, and that it is time to enter the old continent with the goal that by 2022 DS has a range of 9 models.