The DS7 Crossback will be renewed in the coming weeks. On the program: new style, new name and new equipment.
New facelifted DS7 Crossback (2022) – The line of 4 compact SUVs from the Stellantis group (Peugeot 3008, Opel Grandland, Citroën C5 Aircross and DS7 Crossback) will finally complete the restyling loop with the band premium model rejuvenation. Five years after its launch, the DS crossover is about to modernize its style, whileit could simplify its name, as some rumors suggest on social networks.
From the SUV quartet Stellantis (ex-PSA), it was the C5 Aircross which closed the march of commercial launches in 2018, a year after its cousins Opel and DS (2017), when the honor went to the 3008 in 2016 . Corn it is finally the DS7 Crossback which will be facelifted lasta few months after its counterpart at Les Chevrons. Very close to the DS9 sedan, in terms of interior and exterior style, the DS7 Crossback was probably asked to postpone its facelift so as not to “outdated” its big sister too quickly, when it invaded showrooms for the first time, in 2021.
DS7… sans Crossback ?
According to the Worldscoop forum, which dissects automotive gossip, the DS7 Crossback will hand over to its facelifted variant next April 14with a surprise: it seems thatit will purely and simply abandon the name Crossback to simplify the reading of the range. A reshuffle that should also know its little brother DS3 Crossbackwhose facelift is expected next fall.
We still know little about the extent of the restyling to which the DS7 (without Crossback) will be entitled. But we will naturally move towards a rationalization of the style, in line with the codes initiated by the recent DS4 who prefers to emphasize style rather than artifice. Exit the escalation of chrome for this 2.0 version of the SUV which should also adopt a light signature similar to that of the compact. On board, the modifications should be more tenuous, the passenger compartment essentially contenting itself with updating the digital environment. We should, however, attend the removal of the automatic gearbox lever in favor of a simple selector. Freeing up space on the center console, this ablation could encourage engineers to graft the DS Smart Touch touch screen from the DS4.
Up to 360 hp?
Under the hood, it is still too early to come forward on any engine developments. Its cousins 3008, Grandland and C5 Aircross making still deadlock on the 180 hp plug-in hybrid engine introduced on the new generation compact (308, Astra, DS4), there is little chance that the new DS7 will adopt it. But its premium status could make it eligible for 250 hp variant recently installed in the bowels of the DS9, in addition to the blocks currently accumulating 225 and 300 hp. Finally, we would see him inherit the 360 ch PHEV de la Peugeot 508 PSE to amplify its character in order to seek competitors of the Audi SQ5 type.
Price new DS7
If the first shots of the new DS7 are expected during the month of April, if the rumor is true, the first deliveries should take place this summer. On the price side, it is necessary to expect a logical inflation for should raise its call price above €40,000.
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