Luxurious motor vehicle maker DS has unveiled costs and technical specs for its new DS 9 flagship saloon, which will start off from £40,615 when it goes on sale on 8 April.
The French brand’s different to the likes of the Mercedes E-Course, BMW five Sequence and Audi A6 is obtainable with both a PureTech petrol motor or a plug-in hybrid powertrain that offers up to 34 miles of all-electric powered vary.
The DS 9 grows the Uk DS line-up to a few models, sitting previously mentioned the DS 3 Crossback and DS seven Crossback SUVs as a extended-promised halo design. 1st deliveries will choose spot later in 2021.
The powertrain line-up is composed of both a 222bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder PureTech petrol device, or an E-Tense plug-in hybrid choice. The plug-in hybrid E-Tense design employs a 178bhp edition of the brand’s 1.6-litre turbo petrol motor and an 11.9kWh battery feeding a 108bhp electric powered motor, for a whole combined output of 222bhp, matching the pure petrol motor vehicle.
The petrol only choice is a little bit more rapidly, sprinting from -62mph in 8.1 seconds, whilst the E-Tense 225 will take an added two tenths a second to deal with the benchmark dash. Both of those vehicles ship electricity to their front wheels by an EAT8 8-velocity computerized gearbox.
DS has also confirmed that a 355bhp plug-in hybrid variant will join the Uk line-up in time, featuring four-wheel generate. This powertrain will probable be the same as that discovered in sister model Peugeot’s 508 Peugeot Activity Engineered effectiveness design.
Performance, vary and charging
The PureTech 225 promises best effectiveness of 40.9mpg and 155g/km CO2, whilst the E-Tense 225 PHEV offers a combined greatest of 256.8mpg with CO2 emissions as minimal as 33g/km, dependent on specification.
There is a zero emissions vary of up to 34 miles in the plug-in hybrid – and the DS 9 can run in EV method at up to 84mph – whilst the 11.9kWh battery will take one particular hour and 45 minutes to cost utilizing a 7kW wallbox.
Design and engineering
The DS 9 sits on the firm’s EMP2 platform, developed by the Groupe PSA component of the new Stellantis collection of automotive brand names, architecture it shares with the DS seven Crossback SUV and the Peugeot 508 saloon.
Having said that, the new DS 9 is greater than its Peugeot relation. At 4,930mm extended and 1,850mm extensive it slots into the comprehensive-sizing executive motor vehicle industry.
There is a fastback component to the motor vehicle in profile, but it is extra a classic a few-box saloon. The front finish will take inspiration from the brand’s other models with a substantial, diamond mesh chrome-result grille flanked by chrome headlight detailing, vertical LED running lights and DS Lively LED Eyesight headlights, with 5 independent computerized modes. A chrome strip runs down the centre of the bonnet to the windscreen, also, signifying the model’s flagship position.
The sides of the DS 9 are a combination of sleek surfacing and powerful traces – the sharp shoulder crease contrasts with flush doorway handles. The back attributes the now trademark DS 3D diamond pattern LED taillights, extra chrome detailing, a sleek rear bumper, and a nod to the initial 1955 DS in the variety of the indicators – they’re mounted high on the car’s C-pillars.
The dashboard and inside are heavily based mostly on the DS seven Crossback’s, with the only genuine clear variations being the doorway panels, inside vents and a storage area beneath the typical central infotainment exhibit.
Charges, trim stages and technological innovation
As with other DS models, purchasers will have various inside ‘inspiration’ alternatives, each and every introducing various themes and supplies inside.
From start in the Uk the line-up will consist of Efficiency Line+ and Rivoli+ trim stages.
The previous offers a sporty concept, with typical kit including 19-inch alloy wheels, black Alcantara upholstery, DS Lively Eyesight LED headlights, a twelve.3-inch digital dash with a twelve-inch touchscreen infotainment technique, keyless operation, a athletics steering wheel, electric powered heated front seats, all-spherical parking sensors and a reversing digital camera.
Charges start off from £40,615 for the PureTech 225 Efficiency Line+ design, rising to £46,a hundred for the E-Tense 225 PHEV in this trim.
Upcoming up is Rovli+, which adds a extra magnificent feel, with kit including black leather trim, a various style and design for its 19-inch alloys, heated and ventilated massage seats, twin-zone weather manage and a 360-diploma around-watch watch on best of Efficiency Line+ machines stages.
There is also extra protection tech, with DS’s Generate Support function and a driver interest watch. The previous enables amount two semi-autonomous generate features, combining adaptive cruise manage with steering guide and a digital camera technique to pilot the motor vehicle in a single lane at up to speeds of 111mph.
Automatic parking guidance is also obtainable, as is DS Evening Eyesight, which employs an infrared digital camera to exhibit the street forward in clarity on darkish and unlit roads. The DS Wise Access smartphone app enables remote manage of the car’s locking technique.
Lively Scan suspension, which employs a digital camera to scan the street forward for bumps and adjusts the suspension accordingly to improve comfort and ease, is typical on all but the foundation-spec Efficiency Line+ PureTech 225 design.
Charges for Rivoli+ trim start off from £44,715 for the PureTech 225, reflecting its added kit, rising to £49,200 for the E-Tense 225 design.
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