It’s time for the all-new DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE to be reviewed by Fully Charged Show. Jonny Smith was invited over to the congestion capital of the world (Paris), by DS to view their latest electric version of the DS 3 CROSSBACK.
The electric drivetrain of DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is made up of a 100kW (136hp) electric motor with 260Nm of torque, linked to a 50kWh Lithium-ion battery and a system for recovering energy during deceleration and braking. The potential range is 200 miles or 320 km (WLTP drive cycle, or 267 miles on the NEDC drive cycle) and the performance revolutionises driving, with acceleration from 0 to 62mph in just 8.7 seconds (and from 0 to 30mph in 3.3 seconds).
Range is maximised by the ability to pre-set cockpit temperature before driving and incorporates a very efficient heat pump. The 100kW rapid charging adds 5.5 miles of range every minute and will complete an 80% charge in 30 minutes. DS drivers can purchase a connected smart wall box (single phase), enabling a 100% battery charge in 8 hours.
In the UK, DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is offered in the two trim levels priced at £32,350 for the PRESTIGE and £35,350 for the ULTRA PRESTIGE trim level, including Plug-In incentive Grant of £3,500.
With UK Government’s Plug-In incentive Grant for low emission vehicles included, and helped by strong predicted RVs, DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is being made available on PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) rentals at £436/M for the Prestige and £489 for the Ultra Prestige models with a 48 month, 10,000mile contract, a £4,000 customer deposit and an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 5.9%.
For Business users, ‘indicative’ monthly rentals via Free2Move Lease for business users (including maintenance, excluding VAT) are £377 per month on Prestige and £413 per month on Ultra Prestige and will include metallic paint choices.
For Personal Contract Hire the rentals including maintenance and VAT are £463 per month on Prestige and £506 per month on Ultra Prestige. All indicative F2ML rentals are based on a profile of 6+47 months, with projected 10,000 miles per year.