DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225: NEW PLUG-IN HYBRID POWERTRAIN

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Tue, 16/06/2020 - 14:45
  • The DS Automobiles electric range is complemented with a new plug-in hybrid DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 model.
  • The pairing of a 180 horsepower (300Nm) petrol engine and 110 horsepower (320Nm) electric motor is combined with front-wheel drive transmission and a 13.2kWh rechargeable battery.
  • DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 comes with DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION (intelligent camera-controlled suspension) as standard, as well as front and rear laminated glass for exceptional comfort and sound-proofing.


DS Automobiles is continuing with its electrification strategy. Alongside DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE (100% electric) and DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4 (4-wheel drive, 300 horsepower plug-in hybrid), the range is complemented with a new DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 model.

Cutting edge technology
Boosted by experience gained in Formula E since 2015 and supported by Jean-Éric Vergne, defending champion with DS TECHEETAH, electrification is continuing to expand into the DS Automobiles range.

DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 has a 180 horsepower petrol engine (Euro 6.3 emissions standard) with 300Nm of torque, backed up by a 110 horsepower electric motor fitted straight to the eight-speed automatic gearbox.

At start-up only the electric motor is used, enabling zero emissions mode driving up to 84mph. The driver can then choose hybrid mode which optimises energy use, or sport mode which summons all the available power (225 horsepower and 360Nm combined).

The 13.2kWh battery, located beneath the floor has a range of up to 34 miles (WLTP standard) or up to 45 miles (WLTP low speed standard) in electric mode. CO2 emissions are between 31 and 36g/km and fuel consumption is between 176.6 – 201.8 mpg (WLTP). Using the petrol engine only, fuel consumption is between 43.5 – 46.3 mpg (WLTP).

The battery is charged while driving thanks to a system that benefits from the developments and experience that DS has acquired in Formula E. An operating reserve enables the battery to continue supplying the electric motor if it’s required. The petrol engine is also used to charge the battery. DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 generates electrical energy during deceleration and braking in order to increase its range. Another function, called “E-SAVE” meanwhile enables it to keep enough energy for 100% electric driving over the final 12 miles of a journey, or to have a battery that’s fully charged.

As with other DS Automobiles electric models, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 comes with two charging cables (a domestic cable for occasional charging using a 3-pin socket, and 7.4kW Accelerated charging cable (Type 2) for charging the battery from 0 to 100% in just 1h45 at a wall box). All this can be controlled through an app or on the 12-inch screen in the middle of the dashboard. It is also possible to program or start pre-warming remotely.

To upgrade drivability, the Advanced Traction Control option is available.

Exceptionally well equipped
As standard, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 has an intelligent suspension system called DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION. A camera behind the windscreen, as well as four attitude sensors and three accelerometers, analyse the kind of road and conditions (speed, steering wheel angle, braking etc…) to transmit data instantly to a computer which controls each wheel independently. Using this information, it continuously makes the suspension firmer or softer to provide a unique, smooth driving experience.

Comfort is also enhanced by sound proofing. Already helped by the electric motor’s quietness and by the special lightweight design of the chassis, DS 7 CROSSBACK also benefits from laminated glass as standard, front and rear, in order to limit noise from outside.

DS CONNECTED PILOT Level 2 autonomous driving, DS DRIVER ATTENTION MONITORING, DS NIGHT VISION and DS PARK PILOT are also available and DS ACTIVE LED VISION is standard on selected trims.

DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 is available across all trim levels and the complete range of DS Inspirations is available: BASTILLE, PERFORMANCE Line, PERFORMANCE Line with leather seats, Pearl Grey RIVOLI, Basalt Black RIVOLI, Alezan Brown OPERA and Art Basalt Black OPERA.

As standard, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 gets 19” ‘LONDON’ Diamond-cut Black alloy wheels. 20” wheels are an option.

PRESS CONTACTS
Kristian Cholmondeley – 07831 315892 – kristian.cholmondeley@dsautomobiles.com

Jeremy Townsend – 07827 896480 – jeremy.townsend@mpsa.com

ABOUT DS AUTOMOBILES
Driven by the spirit of the avant-garde and backed by an exceptional heritage - that of the 1955 DS, the DS brand, launched in 2015, aims to embody French luxury savoir-faire in the automotive industry. DS Automobiles is Groupe PSA's Premium brand.

Designed for a customer base looking for personal expression and eager for new technologies, the second generation of DS models combines refinement and cutting-edge technology. With DS 7 CROSSBACK, DS 3 CROSSBACK and DS 9, the DS brand is launching a range of six vehicles worldwide, all offered in an electrified version under the E-TENSE label.

DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, 100% electric, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 and DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4, a plug-in hybrid with 300 horsepower and 4-wheel drive for only 30 grams of CO2 per km, benefit from DS savoir-faire acquired with the Formula E Drivers and Teams Championship titles in 2018/2019.

For its discerning customers, DS Automobiles has created "ONLY YOU, the DS Experience", its exclusive service programme for a unique brand experience.

With a presence in 39 countries, the DS brand has created and is developing an exclusive distribution network that includes 400 DS STORES and DS SALONS throughout the world.

Follow all the news from DS on www.DSautomobiles.co.uk @DS_UK

 
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