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Introducing the all-new DS 7 Crossback

DS 7 Crossback

There's certainly no shortage of crossover SUVs in the market these days, but if you want something a little different from the luxury SUV norm it can be difficult unless you’re prepared and in a position to pay a serious amount of money. One model that fits the bill that won’t break the bank is a pretty new entry into the market, the all-new DS 7 Crossback from DS Automobiles.

What is it?

The DS 7 Crossback is the first original model from DS that isn’t a rebranded, upgraded model previously found in the Citroen range. It competes in the incredibly competitive small premium SUV segment, where it's going up against some real heavyweights. Although this is only a five-seater there's an impressive amount of room for passengers, and the cargo carrying capabilities are also mighty impressive.

Exterior styling

DS 7 seems have managed to hit something of a sweet spot with the exterior styling of the DS 7, and that's because it's distinctive enough to set it apart from the crowd without being too quirky and polarizing. The DS 7 does seem to have drawn its styling inspiration from all the right places to come up with an attractive, cohesive and prestigious look. It has the serious, handsome and grown-up look of a German model, but there's also a hint of the latest Japanese luxury models thrown in but without going too far in that direction.

Trim levels

There are four different trim levels of DS 7 Crossback to choose between, which start with the Elegance and then go to the Performance Line, the Prestige and the top of the range Ultra Prestige. The Elegance starts from a very reasonable £28,050 OTR, and comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, 3D LED rear lights, an eight-inch infotainment screen and some very advanced safety features. At the other end of the scale the Ultra Prestige does cost considerably more, but the list of standard equipment has to be seen to be believed.

Engines and performance

A 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine is the standard unit under the bonnet of the DS 7 Crossback, and it delivers a very healthy 225 bhp that gets the DS 7 down the road very nicely indeed. At launch the diesel option was a 180 bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel, but a smaller, more economical 1.5-litre diesel offering 130 bhp that's available elsewhere in the PSA family is to follow. Next year, DS will introduce a plug-in hybrid into the DS 7 Crossback range, which will be a combination of a 1.0-litre petrol engine and two electric motors. As well as producing a handsome 300 bhp, this unit will also introduce all-wheel drive capability to the lineup.


We've already established the interior of the DS 7 is spacious, but it's also very stylish and extremely comfortable. The quality of materials for the most part is excellent, and the design and layout of the cabin is stylish and functional with more than a hint of Gallic flair, but without going overboard.

Find out more about this stylish and well-priced addition to the premium compact SUV market and arrange a test drive in one by getting in touch with us here at Sportif Citroën today.


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