To establish its status as a premium SUV, the DS7 Crossback could very soon add a much more powerful mechanism to its catalog.
DS7 Crossback Performance – Brought to see its range evolve between now and next year, during a facelift, the DS7 Crossback could beef up its game by welcoming an angry mechanism into his bowels. A burst of pride that would allow him to take care of your image, while offering some resistance to sports SUVs from across the Rhine. To achieve his ends, it would be rather easy for him to inherit the plug-in hybrid powertrain of the Peugeot 508 PSE.
Despite its high-end positioning, and the relative success it has met since its launch in 2017, the DS7 Crossback struggles to stand out from the generalist models of the Stellantis galaxy, with which it shares many mechanical elements. Because, if he can congratulate himself on boarding a 300 hp PHEV engine, the fact remains that the Peugeot 3008 and Opel Grandland, based on the same platform, benefit from the same block. We can bet that a handful of additional horses would be welcome for respond more appropriately to the Audi SQ5 (341 hp), BMW X3 xDrive M40i (360 hp) and Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (390 hp).
A Peugeot Sport Engineered engine?
In 2022, a DS7 Crossback Performance, taking over the 360 hp of the plug-in hybrid unit of the 508 PSE and DS9, could see the light of day. Based on the 300 hp PHEV engine, the SUV would add a third electric motor in order to gain the sixty or so horses that it lacks, even if it means encroaching on the volume of the trunk. It is also rumored that this impressive cavalry would be capable of equipping a hypothetical Peugeot 3008 PSE.
On the aesthetic level, in addition to the modifications inherent to the facelift scheduled for 2022, the DS7 Crossback Performance would legitimize its new status by the contribution of prominent shields and of oversized rims, while lowering his plate. It would also have to review its interior to accommodate more enveloping seats, in a sporting atmosphere mixing leather and Alcantara.
Prix DS7 Crossback Performance
Potentially launched current 2022, this 360 hp DS7 Crossback Performance would thus oversee the range brilliantly. On the price side, we can expect it to be familiar with 75 000 €, but it will remain however more attractive than the prices charged by German competition.
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