DS will broaden its SUV supplying with an all-new crossover that will slot in amongst the baby DS 3 Crossback and flagship DS seven Crossback, and to establish it we have currently caught the newcomer on digicam for the really very first time.
Set to be launched to the United kingdom current market in 2021, this new crossover is larger in measurement than the DS 3 Crossback and will be a much more all-natural rival for posh SUVs like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and the Volvo XC40.
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DS has marketed a vehicle of this measurement in advance of, in the kind of the DS four. As this kind of, this new addition could effectively take on the name DS four Crossback.
Searching much more like a jacked-up hatch than a fully-fledged SUV, the DS four Crossback is set to significant in style – not that you can explain to from the heavily camouflaged mule that we caught undergoing screening of its ESP steadiness control method with DS’ complex lover Bosch. Glimpse carefully nevertheless and, irrespective of the thorough wrap, you can location the DS brand’s trademark true matrix LED lamps tail lamps.
Comparable in measurement to its German and Swedish alternatives, the DS four Crossback is set to be based mostly on the PSA Group’s EMP2 system – the same system the bigger DS seven sits on.
Since it has substantially in common with the flagship DS seven, we hope the DS four Crossback to share most of the bigger SUV’s engine line-up, which include its advanced E-Tense plug-in hybrid powertrain.
That indicates, on the petrol aspect, the engine assortment will kick off with a modest 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder and broaden to incorporate a larger 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo that could make all around 220bhp.
Combining both of those electrical power and effectiveness, the DS four Crossback is also set to appear with a strong plug-in hybrid powertrain that is most likely to mirror the DS seven set-up, combining a 1.6-litre turbo with two electrical motors and a lithium-ion battery, furnishing for all-wheel travel and 296bhp.
An electrical model, meanwhile, has been ruled out for now as the EMP2 system is not prepared for complete battery-electrical power. That’s said, an evolution of the EMP2 with complete EV compatibility is in the pipeline, and is anticipated to debut beneath a new flagship Citroen saloon next calendar year.
Hotly tipped to arrive afterwards this calendar year, probably at the Paris Motor Clearly show, the DS four Crossback is anticipated to be on sale in the United kingdom in early 2021.
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