DS Automobiles is opening ordering for DS 9, with two plug-in hybrid power units up to 360 horsepower and a 225 horsepower petrol engine, with specifications that combine dynamism and elegance.
DS 9 benefits from a new version of the already popular EMP2 (EMP2 V2.3) platform. The unique version of the platform features a record wheelbase for remarkable spaciousness, particularly for rear passengers. It also gives DS 9 a unique way to respond to the ever more demanding requirements of premium customers. Bulkhead sound proofing and exclusive acoustic techniques result in exceptional comfort. The whole structure’s improved stiffness guarantees precise control on the road and the dynamic serenity that’s dear to DS Automobiles.
As of now, three power units are being offered with E-TENSE 4×4 360 and E-TENSE 225 plug-in hybrids as well a PureTech 225 Automatic petrol model. Shortly, the line-up will be completed with another longer-range E-TENSE 250 plug-in hybrid.
The result of titles won since 2018 in Formula E, DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360 is the high-performance version whose build will be finished at Poissy in France. With integrated intelligent transmission it blends 110 and 113 horsepower electric motors with a 200 horsepower PureTech engine for a combined 360 horsepower and 520Nm of maximum torque. The specification is finished off with black DS Performance logo brake callipers and special 20” MUNICH alloy wheels.
In its E-TENSE 225 guise, DS 9 is capable of driving 48km in zero emissions mode thanks to a battery with a usable capacity of 11.9kWh. In hybrid mode, the WLTP fuel consumption is rated at 1.5 litre/100km with CO2 emissions kept at 33g/km.
At launch, the range is built around two levels of trim: Performance Line + and Rivoli +.
DS 9 Performance Line + has a black Alcantara® interior, symbolic of its stated dynamism and elegance. The bodywork has chrome badges on the front doors with the DS PERFORMANCE LINE logo, along with chrome DS WINGS and boot strip. The gloss black grille has the DS PERFORMANCE LINE badge above it. The 19” Black MONACO alloy wheels are enhanced with a Carmin centre cap.
In the cockpit, the seats combining Black Alcantara®/leatherette with Carmin and Gold stitching tie in with the centre console and dashboard that’s also in Alcantara®, immersing the driver in a hushed ambience. The aluminium guilloche DS PERFORMANCE LINE badge on the dashboard demonstrates the unique expertise of DS Automobiles. The crystal inlays on the switches beneath the central screen emphasise sophistication down to the smallest details. The multi-function steering wheel is in perforated full-grain leather with the airbag covered in leather and Carmin and Gold stitching.
Inspired by the Tuileries quarter in Paris, DS 9 RIVOLI + connects quality materials with premium diamond-shape trim. Three different interiors are being offered: Basalt Black Leather made of grain leather, or OPERA with, as an option, two colours of Nappa leather characterised by watchstrap upholstery seats in Rubis Red or Black.
OPERA’s elegance is brought to life by the Nappa leather on the front and rear seats, centre console and the expanse of the dashboard. The DS Lounge central rear armrest has USB ports and controls for the massaging, heated and cooled seats.
The quality of the materials stimulates the senses with a full-grain leather steering wheel, the gear lever in smooth leather, the grab handles covered in leather, aluminium touches on the pedals and central console, the Alcantara® roof lining, sun visors and rear shelf and the “pearl” stitching.
DS 9 is offering the very latest technology with, notably, DS DRIVE ASSIST level 2 autonomous driving, DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION controlled damping, DS ACTIVE LED VISION headlamps, the FOCAL Electra® sound system, PROXIMITY KEYLESS ENTRY & START, DS NIGHT VISION, DS DRIVER ATTENTION MONITORING concentration alerts, Active Blind Spot Monitoring System, Extended Traffic Sign Recognition, and Active Safety Brake giving automatic emergency braking up to 140km/h.
Five colours are being offered: Pearl White, Midnight Blue, Pearl Crystal, Artense Grey and Perla Nera Black.
Deliveries will begin in September 2021.
Prices in France:
DS 9 PERFORMANCE LINE + PureTech 225 Automatic: 47,700 Euros
DS 9 RIVOLI + PureTech 225 Automatic: 51,700 Euros
DS 9 PERFORMANCE LINE + E-TENSE 225: 54,000 Euros
DS 9 RIVOLI + E-TENSE 225: 56,900 Euros
DS 9 PERFORMANCE LINE + E-TENSE 4×4 360: 65,500 Euros
DS 9 RIVOLI + E-TENSE 4×4 360 : 68,400 Euros