THERES NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE DS7 CROSSBACK
Under the skin of this DS 7 lies much that’s shared with mid sized Peugeots and Citroens, but it’s all been covered with a thick sheen of Gallic gloss that could represent a refreshing alternative to the Teutonic ambiance that tends to dominate amongst premium mid sized SUV models of this sort.
There’s a few signs of classic DS innovation here too. Given the marque’s heritage in pioneering suspension technology, it’s replica louis vuitton handbags appropriate that the highlight is a camera driven active damping system that sets new standards in this sector, recognising bumps and road undulations before you even reach them. Features like adaptive headlights and a ‘DS Connected Pilot’ package that gives you ‘level 2’ autonomous driving will be more familiar high quality designer replica handbags wholesale to buyers looking at the latest models of this kind, but this Crossback aims to set itself apart with a uniquely sumptuous dolabuy , tactile interior. The idea is to bring a bit of Louis Vuitton and Chanel to the mid sized premium segment. Like the sound of that? Then maybe you ought to join us in checking out what’s on offer here. Let’s put this car to the test.
The DS 7 is at its best when cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk you’re wafting along and enjoying this Gallic model’s more relaxed approach to life. Something you’ll be better equipped for if, like most DS 7 buyers, you opt for the 2.0 litre BlueHDi 180 diesel powerplant we tried. Like all the conventional engines fitted to this car, it drives only through the front wheels. As for the other engines on offer, well at entry level, there are high quality designer replica handbags two 130hp options, a PureTech petrol unit and a 1.5 litre BlueHDi diesel. Further up the range sit auto orientated ‘PureTech 180’ and ‘PureTech 225’ derivatives, both of which use versions of the same 1.6 THP petrol turbo powerplant. Across the line up, you can get an optional ‘Grip Control’ system that optimises front wheel grip for light off road use.
The overall styling is certainly very nicely done, particularly at the front end, the look of which was inspired by the avant garde ‘DS Divine’ concept high quality designer replica handbags wholesale car of 2014. We particularly like the exotically intricate ‘DS Active Vision’ LED headlamps, which emit a purple light when the car is unlocked, before pivoting by 180 degrees in a nod to the original Fifties DS model’s clever swivelling front lights.
The brand saves its boldest flourishes though, for the interior, which is intended to be an extrovert celebration of everything that’s cutting edge in French fashion. Alcantara, open pore wood inlays and leather feature in copious quantities appropriate to the Parisian themed trim package you’ve chosen. Even the techno fest that must rather incongruously fit in around all of this frippery can’t escape the Louis Vuitton treatment. So the super sized 12 Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags inch infotainment touchscreen that struggles to fit in at the top of the centre stack gets a strange barrel style crystal like centre volume dial. And, like the 12 inch instrument binnacle TFT monitor, can be configured via a ‘DS Sensorial Drive’ feature to display its information in shades of either Cashmere or Titanium.
DS 7 Crossback pricing replica designer handbags ranges from around to nearly There are four trim levels ‘Elegance’, ‘PERFORMANCE Line’, ‘Prestige’ and ‘Ultra Prestige’. All mainstream models come only in front driven form. The core DS7 line up is built around three petrol engines and two diesels. Those shopping at the bottom of the range can ask their dealer about a 130bhp 1.2 litre PureTech petrol powerplant. There are also two versions of the older tech 1.6 litre THP petrol turbo engine that PSA Group brands have been using for some time, here badged PureTech aaa replica designer handbags 180 and PureTech 225 fake designer bags , the figures designating engine outputs.
A significant number of buyers though, are going to want a diesel and if they can afford to stretch beyond the 1.5 litre BlueHDi entry level unit, then the powerplant they’re likely to want is the 2.0 litre BlueHDi 180 engine we tried that’s if they’re not put off by the fact that it costs nearly more Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags with an equivalent level of trim. To be fair, that premium does get you automatic transmission: this top diesel unit, like the top petrol engine, has to come with a self shifter. But it does still mean that for a mid range ‘PERFORMANCE Line’ BlueHDi 180 version of this model, you’ll be needing a budget in the territory of Cost of Ownership
Let’s get to the exact figures that the DS 7’s various engines can produce, all of which are helped by replica louis vuitton bags from china the light weight of fake louis bag this car’s underlying EMP2 PSA Group platform. The base 1.5 litre BlueHDi 130 manual diesel model manages 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 107g/km. To give you some extra class perspective on that, a base diesel Jaguar E PACE delivers 60.1mpg and 124g/km. A legacy of the fact that that smaller rival model is over 350kgs heavier.
With the older tech 2.0 litre BlueHDi diesel engine we tried replica louis vuitton handbags , this DS model’s advantage over its rivals isn’t quite as pronounced, but it’s still impressive given the size and interior space on offer. With this variant, 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2 is possible. The petrol models also put in a strong showing, especially the three cylinder 1.2 litre entry level PureTech 130 variant, which manages over 50mpg on the combined cycle and under 120g/km of CO2. Even the top PureTech 225 petrol turbo variant delivers 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and 134g/km not bad for a high performance automatic luxury mid sized SUV capable of over 140mph.