DS 7, the restyling of the SUV arrives. Up to 65 km in electric for Plug-ins

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK was introduced in 2017. Now it is; it's time for the restyling . And that this is an important update is already understood; from the fact that the brand has also decided to retouch the name of this car. Thus, the DS 7 CROSSBACK now becomes simply DS 7 . Reservations will be open during the summer and the first models will arrive in dealerships starting September 2022.

For the launch, the new DS 7 will be; proposed in a limited edition called DS 7 E-TENSE 4×4 360 LA PREMI & Egrave; RE. Let's see the main news of the restyling.

DESIGN AND INTERIORS

Speaking of design, DS first introduced a series of changes at the front level which, now, presents several elements seen on the DS 4. We find therefore a new grille, a redesigned bumper and above all new LED headlights & quot; DS PIXEL LED VISION 3.0 & quot; which offer better visibility. Specifically, the brand says that the luminous flux & egrave; more powerful and smooth, with an increased range up to 380 meters using the high beams. In the city, however, the width of the light beam reaches 65 meters.

Then we have the DS LIGHT VEIL daytime running lights composed of four vertical light elements made up of 33 LEDs. At the rear, however, we find new LED headlights with a more design; subtle. The tailgate has also been redesigned. The window frames and roof transport bars are now offered in a Gloss Black variant. The wheels can be 19, 20 and 21 inches depending on the model chosen.

New DS 7 measure 4.593 mm length x 2.098 mm width (mirrors included) x 1.625 mm height , with a wheelbase of 2,738 mm. Several novelties; also as regards the interiors that become even more & ugrave; refined thanks to the introduction of new materials. For example, in the top-of-the-range Opera set-up , the dashboard and door panels are equipped with new upholstery with a draped effect on the Nappa leather trim.

The interior of the PERFORMANCE LINE is characterized by a more black color. intense with the Alcantara microfibre fabric and touches of Gold and Carmine. The interiors of the BASTILLE version have been renewed with a new DS Canvas finish and details in Basalt Black.

Among the major innovations; of the restyling there is also the new DS IRIS SYSTEM infotainment system with 12-inch screen. In addition to a new interface, the infotainment turns out to be much more; reactive than the current one. Also present is the voice assistant. The display for digital instrumentation is; 12-inch and features a customizable interface.

ENGINES AND SECURITY

Under the hood of the new DS 7 we will find three Plug-in engines and a & # 39; unit & agrave; diesel . Let's start with the endothermic model that has the 130 HP BlueHDi engine. PureTech petrol engines of 130, 215 and 225 hp will also be offered outside Europe. Coming to the PHEV versions, the DS 7 E-TENSE 225 has a powertrain featuring a 180hp PureTech petrol engine paired with a 110hp electric powertrain. The total power is of 225 hp. The change & egrave; an eight-speed automatic. The traction is; two-wheel drive.

The DS 7 E-TENSE 4×4 300 and DS 7 E-TENSE 4×4 360 can count on a 200 HP PureTech petrol engine with two 110 electric motors, one per axle and 112 hp. Altogether, there are 300hp and 360hp available. The traction, for both models, is; whole wheat. The 360 ​​model is; specially tuned by DS Performance (0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds).


Thanks to the new 14.2 kWh battery , in electric & egrave; possible to travel up to 65 km in the WLTP cycle (81 km in the city). Speaking of ADAS systems, the DS 7 can & ograve; rely on DS NIGHT VISION, an infrared camera that monitors the roadway and sides to detect cyclists, pedestrians and animals at a maximum distance of 100 meters. The driver will receive & agrave; information on the new display for digital instruments.

Then we have the DS DRIVER ATTENTION MONITORING and DS DRIVE ASSIST systems which offer Level 2 driving assistance. Specifically, the DS DRIVER ATTENTION MONITORING analyzes the driver's attention level with two cameras. Instead, DS DRIVE ASSIST offers adaptive cruise control and a lane keeping system.

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