DS revealed its first electric crossoverOctober 2, 2018
DS, a premium division of Citroen, unveiled its second crossover. The SUV is called DS3 Crossback and was presented to the public at the Paris Motor Show. Car sales in Europe will begin in the second quarter of next year. Audi Q2 and Volvo XC40 will become competitors of the car.
The car is built on a new CMP (Common Modular Platform) platform. In the future, this architecture will also be used by green models of Peugeot and Citroen. So, in 2019, the same chassis will become the base for electric modifications of the Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa of the new generation.
In the model range of the brand compact crossover took place below the DS7 Crossback. The machine is 4118 mm long and 1791 mm wide. The size of the wheelbase is 2558 mm. The luggage compartment is 350 liters.
The novelty was the first model of the French brand, which received an electric version. Such a modification should compete with Hyundai Kona EV. The power reserve of this modification is 450 km. Power electric power plant – 136 hp. The maximum speed of the electric DS3 Crossback modification is 150 km / h. Acceleration to a hundred takes the car 8.7 seconds.
Also, customers will be offered and traditional units. Thus, the 1.2-liter PureTech gasoline engine entered the range of engines. Engine power is 155 hp The unit works in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission EAT8. Also, customers will be offered motors with a return of 130 and 100 liters. from. In addition, a 1.5-liter diesel engine with a 100 hp output is also available.
Design new items reminiscent of DS7 Crossback. Compact crossover got invisible door handles, headlights with vertical LEDs and lights combined molding. Inside the DS3 Crossback, the seats are made of special foam material, a 10.3-inch touchscreen display, a digital dashboard and an audio system with 12 speakers.
The driver is available semi-autonomous control system DS Drive Assist. This technology includes an integrated radar and camera. This feature allows the car to automatically keep the distance to the vehicle in front, as well as adjust the course of the car. Also, the car is equipped with an automatic parking function and the function of access to the car using a smartphone. Security systems include a pedestrian and bicycle recognition system and a new generation emergency braking system.