The DS 7 Crossback, the French brand's first European-market SUV, is available to order now, priced from £28,050 for entry-level Elegance models.
Prices rise to £43,535 for the highest-powered diesel model in range-topping Ultra Prestige trim. However, the most expensive model, at around £50,000, will become the four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid variant when it hits the road in 2019. This will be badged E-Tense, after DS’s electric supercar concept.
Four trims are available: Elegance, Performance Line, Prestige and Ultra Prestige. the entry-level trim gets rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and leather interior trim. Higher ones get 19in wheels, a reversing camera and all-round parking sensors, as well as wireless smartphone charging, electric seats and ambient lighting. The range-topping Ultra Prestige trim gets a full leather interior, adaptive cruise control with lane keeping assist, keyless entry and start, a 360deg camera and parking assistant, 20in alloys and a panoramic sunroof.
The car was launched priced from £42,650 in La Première edition and was previewed with a special Presidential version used by new French president Emmanuel Macron.
The La Première's extended list of features includes 20in alloy wheels, a 12.0in instrument display, a 12.0in infotainment touchscreen and dark red nappa leather upholstery. It comes in just three colours: Cumulus Grey metallic, Pearl White or Perla Nera Black.
La Première cars get DS's latest driver assist systems including lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and adaptive headlights.
DS's active suspension scanning system is also fitted as standard; it uses a high-mounted camera near the top of the car's windscreen to ‘read’ the surface of the road as it approaches, pre-setting the stiffness of the electronically variable dampers (which will be also be standard on other high-trim versions) to prepare for larger bumps and compressions as they arrive.