The DS 7 crossover has been updated for 2022 and will offer three plug-in hybrid drivetrains when it arrives in the DS STORES across Europe this September.
The new DS 7 brings more dynamism with sharper, more structural lines and a coherent design and a fresh infotainment system over the original model, which was released in 2017.
The completely new front stands out with sharper lines to develop the balance of each feature. The light signature is developing with an even more expressive look. New, slimmer LED lights are also added at the front and the rear. The ‘DS Wings’ and the grille are larger and the valance has been redesigned with a range of colours depending on the model.
At the back, the current model’s ‘Crossback’ badging has been replaced with ‘DS Automobiles’, flanked by a slimmer set of LED tail-lights.
The wheels play a part in the profile’s character with new 19-inch alloy wheels, which are more aerodynamic and feature a design aimed at amplifying the impression of size, and exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, with a carved technical design, exclusive to the new DS 7 E-TENSE 4×4 360.
The new DS 7 will be available with a choice of three plug-in hybrid powertrains, with 225hp, 300hp and a new range-topping 360hp variant.
New DS 7 E-TENSE 225 has a PureTech 180 petrol engine and a 110hp electric motor fitted to the eight-speed automatic gearbox, with a two-wheel drive transmission.
New DS 7 E-TENSE 4×4 300 and DS 7 E-TENSE 4×4 360 introduce a four-wheel drive transmission with a PureTech 200 motor as well as 110hp and 112hp electric motors on each of the axles. The 360 model is tuned by DS Performance. Acceleration from 0-100km/h in this version takes 5.6 seconds and 1,000m start-stop is accomplished in 25.4 seconds.
All three DS 7 E-TENSE models use a new 14.2 kWh battery for a range of up to 65km with zero emissions on the WLTP mixed cycle and up to 81km on the urban cycle. Charging time is about two hours on a 7.4kW charger.
The infotainment system is one of the biggest changes for new DS 7 with the inclusion of ‘DS IRIS SYSTEM’. This new solution introduces a totally reworked interface that is completely configurable, reactive and seamless and supported by natural voice recognition.
The redesigned 12-inch high-resolution touch screen features a menu made up of widgets for accessing all its functions with a single movement: for controlling the connected navigation, the ventilation, the digital audio sources and journey information. This big screen also enables views front and rear to be displayed, provided by new high-resolution digital cameras, and access to the Mirror Screen function over wi-fi.
A new large 12-inch digital instrument panel, with displays that can be changed and personalised, features refreshed graphics with all the vital information such as energy flow on plug-in hybrid versions.
New DS 7 is made in Mulhouse (France) and will be available to order during August 2022, with first models appearing in DS STORES from September 2022.