DS 7 Crossback BlueHDi 180 Performance Line 2018 review

Our Verdict
DS 7 Crossback
Citroen CS7 Crossback 2018 front

New French luxury SUV looks derivative and lacks the completeness to easily justify its price. Despite that the DS7 Crossback is refined, fairly lavish and comes with some Gallic charm

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31 January 2018
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What is it?

This is the DS 7 Crossback – the almost inevitable assault by DS Automobiles on the compact SUV hierarchy.

You might have seen its global dynamic debut in the news, because it was via a bespoke DS7 Crossback that French president Emmanuel Macron made his way to the Champs-Élysées during his inauguration. We too have experienced this car before, but not on UK soil.

As a product of the luxury arm of PSA Group – comprising Peugeot and Citroën, along with DS itself – it’s aimed more squarely at the likes of the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar E-Pace and Audi Q3, rather than your Nissan Qashqais, Seat Atecas and Renault Kadjars.

To help the 7 Crossback’s cause, DS has shoehorned in so many features that it’s difficult to know where to start. Alongside semi-autonomous driving programs, night-vision and aesthetic elements intended to capture French ‘savoir faire’ both inside and out, the 7 Crossback is also the first among its peers to use active suspension. The broad idea is that you’ll be tempted away from more established rivals by the car’s fresh take on combining old-school luxury with the latest technology.

Nguồn: www.autocar.co.uk