With the DS3 Crossback 2019, Here is the second opus of the new generation DS. This new model comes after the DS7 Crossback, which was introduced in early 2018 and was the actual launch of the DS brand. With the new DS3 Crossback, PSA's high-end brand confirms its presence in SUVs. It is small (4.12 m) to replace the city DS3, whose success has enabled the emancipation of Citroen by DS.
For the many owners of the three-door city car ride in the new small five-door SUV DS has abandoned the package. Let us take that at the risk of lacking in simplicity This DS3 Crossback has a strong personality, Its powerful chrome grille, its broken body line and its puncher look are untypical in the often too true landscape of small SUVs. Even new equipment in the category, such as Operating handles and Matrix Vision LED spotlights are inaugurated
The cabin is the same barrel with a wealth of angular elements on the dashboard and the famous "watch band" seats, which are equipped with a dual-density foam. The special feature of the DS3 Crossback series is the electric version E-Tense, which will support the launch of the classic thermal engines at the end of the year: PureTech petrol with 100, 130 and 155 hp and BlueHDi diesel with 100 hp and 130 hp ,
When the DS3 Crossback tries to mark the ghostsis to win new customers from the premiums Mini Countryman and Audi Q2. The Countryman is larger (4.30m) and the Q2 will be a good standard counter for French. The DS3 will also receive the new Volkswagen T-Cross in a more classic look with the same size and semi-premium positioning in the upper versions.
Prices for the DS3 CrossbackIt is a little annoying at first reading. The range starts at € 23,500 for a poorly equipped petrol version with 100 hp that will not sell (metal rims, monochrome screen, no charm). It needs a count Average price over 30 000 € for a nice version. It's a long way from the tariffs of the first DS3 … Obviously, the new little SUV offers more with its shape, features and technology.
Our DS3 crossback test in the version PureTech 130 EAT8 Grand Chic reaches 35,800 euros, however, shows the following features: leather, 7-inch touch screen, head-up display, reversing camera, induction charger, Matrix LED lights and 18-inch wheels. In particular, Opéra-Ambiente (+ € 1400) and metallized Biton (€ 1,050) options will be added to a final bill 37,000 €, It is now necessary to justify this price on the road and by the welcome on board, as it is still more expensive than a Peugeot 3008 when it completes high-end engines with equivalent engine and develops in the higher range.