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.
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
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.
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.