DS will develop its SUV offering with an all-new crossover that will slot in between the baby DS three Crossback and flagship DS 7 Crossback, and to prove it we have already caught the newcomer on digicam for the very initially time. 

Set to be released to the Uk market in 2021, this new crossover is larger in dimensions than the DS three Crossback and will be a far more natural rival for posh SUVs like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and the Volvo XC40.

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DS has promoted a car of this dimensions ahead of, in the type of the DS four. As this sort of, this new addition could effectively acquire on the name DS four Crossback.

Seeking far more like a jacked-up hatch than a thoroughly-fledged SUV, the DS four Crossback is established to big in design and style – not that you can inform from the seriously camouflaged mule that we caught undergoing testing of its ESP balance regulate procedure with DS’ specialized partner Bosch. Appear carefully nevertheless and, irrespective of the detailed wrap, you can place the DS brand’s trademark authentic matrix LED lamps tail lamps. 

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Identical in dimensions to its German and Swedish solutions, the DS four Crossback is established to be based mostly on the PSA Group’s EMP2 system – the very same system the even bigger DS 7 sits on.

Since it has substantially in frequent with the flagship DS 7, we anticipate the DS four Crossback to share most of the even bigger SUV’s motor line-up, together with its advanced E-Tense plug-in hybrid powertrain.

That signifies, on the petrol facet, the motor variety will kick off with a modest 1.two-litre turbocharged three-cylinder and develop to include a larger 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo that could deliver all-around 220bhp.

Combining both ability and performance, the DS four Crossback is also established to appear with a strong plug-in hybrid powertrain that is possible to mirror the DS 7 established-up, combining a 1.6-litre turbo with two electric powered motors and a lithium-ion battery, providing for all-wheel travel and 296bhp.

An electric powered variation, in the meantime, has been dominated out for now as the EMP2 system is not all set for whole battery-ability. Which is mentioned, an evolution of the EMP2 with whole EV compatibility is in the pipeline, and is predicted to debut beneath a new flagship Citroen saloon next calendar year.

Hotly tipped to arrive afterwards this calendar year, probably at the Paris Motor Display, the DS four Crossback is predicted to be on sale in the Uk in early 2021.

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