DS 3 Crossback

DS DS3 Crossback

The kooky yet wonderful DS3 Crossback joins the Scheme, think of it as a DS version of an Audi Q2, expect diamond shapes, big comfortable seats, lots of wow factor and handles that pop out when you approach the car. The DS 3 Crossback certainly looks rather different to the small SUVs it competes with, with bold details and lots of unconventional bulges and creases. Perhaps the most unconventional bit is the ‘shark fin’ – a small piece of bodywork that raises up behind the middle widow pillars. From a practical approach the DS3 Crossback has plenty of room upfront but the large front seats do eat into the room for rear passengers where legroom is not generous. The 350 litre boot, places it on the small side of the class, Nissan Juke 355 litres, Audi Q2 405 and MINI Countryman 430 litres.

 

Trim lines start with Montmartre, then to Bastille, Performance Line and Performance Line plus and top out at Rivoli. All cars have 7 inch touchscreen and keyless start, Bastille adds heated exterior door mirrors, electrically folding door mirrors with LED spotlight, automatic air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a 10 inch HD touchscreen. Performance line cars have 17 inch black alloy wheels while the Plus version has matrix LED headlights, 3D navigation and 18 inch alloy wheels. The ultra plush Rivoli has everything previously mentioned but adds a reversing camera and front parking sensors.

 

The only petrol engine presently is a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder petrol with 100, 129 or 153bhp, the 100 is manual only, the 129 and 153 are only  fitted with the EAT8 proper automatic gearbox, no more do PSA cars suffer from the dreadful semi automatic gearbox. The petrol 100 version and a 1.5 diesel are the only way to have a manual car. The 100 petrol copes well around town but is noisy when pushed, as is the way with three cylinder engines. The 129bhp petrol manages a respectable 9.2 seconds for the 0 to 60mph sprint. Fuel economy figures are 46.0 miles per gallon for the 100 and 42.2 for the 129bhp auto. The Diesel engine variant has been reduced bt £1200 this quarter now starting at Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 AP in Bastille trim.

 

DS3 Crossback Electric added 20th November

DS3 Crossback E-Tense (Electric)

The DS3 Crossback was designed with electrification in mind and as such the batteries are littered around the underside of the car meaning that the 350 litre boot is the same regardless of powertrain. The 50kWh battery paired to a 100kw electric motor offer a 0-62mph time of 8.9 seconds, a top speed of 93 mph and a WLTP driving range of 199 miles. The fast charging DC mode will charge from empty to 80% in 30 minutes, if you have access to a public 100kW charger, standard AC 7kW charging will take nearly 8 hours to go from empty to full. Prices start for Q2 2022 at Nil Advance payment for the well appointed Bastille trim, there is a big jump in price to the top Rivoli trim to Price reduced from previous quarter price£1199 Advance Payment.

Q2 Spring Petrol Cars

1.2 100 Manual 46.0 mpg Bsastille – £1199 Advance Payment (£Nil wpms)

1.2 129 Auto EAT8 42.2 mpg Bastille – £1499 Advance Payment (£336 wpms)