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A budget Rolls-Royce Cullinan?!

This is the new DS7, and let's find out if this family-friendly SUV has what it takes to compete with market-leading small SUVs like the Mercedes GLA and Volvo XC40!

By Abdul Moiz BalochPublished about a year ago 3 min read

So let’s check out the design. It’s fair to say the DS7 certainly looks the part, with this updated model coming with all-new taillights coupled with the brand’s 3D name badge on the back. The model we have here comes with black cladding around the wheel arches, roof bars and some chrome surrounds on the windows. But the star of the show is up top, with an all-new grille at the front of the car that has some chrome inserts added to it. It’s also flanked by some new headlights and newly-designed daytime running lights.

But while the looks are pretty impressive on the outside, it’s a different story on the inside. Clearly, DS has tried to make the interior design unique, there seems to have been more of a focus on being different rather than quality. There are lots of diamond patterns throughout the cabin, but the quality of some of these elements could be a bit better. The updated model also comes with a full digital dial display, but the graphics aren’t the best. All-in-all the interior is ok, but it’s losing out to its competitors in this department.

When it comes to engines, there are a few to choose from, with the entry-level being a 1.5-litre diesel that drives the front wheels and delivers 130hp. There are two plug-in hybrids available, with the range-topper coming equipped with a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine coupled with dual-electric motors to produce four-wheel-drive, as well as the ability to put down 360hp.

If you’re looking to pick up an entry-level DS7 the price starts from around £37,000. However, top-of-the-range models come in at over £60,000! So is it really worth it?! Or could that £60,000 be spent on a much more established player in the market? You’ll have to stick with Mat and find out for yourself!

The DS 7 Crossback is a luxury compact SUV produced by DS Automobiles, the premium brand of Groupe PSA (now Stellantis). Here's a brief review of the DS 7 Crossback:

Design: The DS 7 Crossback showcases a distinctive and stylish design. It features a bold front grille, sleek LED headlights, and elegant lines that give it a sophisticated and upscale appearance. The interior is equally impressive, with high-quality materials, attention to detail, and a modern design.

Performance: The DS 7 Crossback offers a range of engine options, including petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The performance varies depending on the chosen engine, but overall, the car delivers a comfortable and refined driving experience. It provides a smooth ride, and the suspension effectively absorbs road imperfections.

Technology: The DS 7 Crossback comes equipped with advanced technology features. It features a customizable digital instrument cluster and a large infotainment touchscreen display. The infotainment system supports smartphone integration, navigation, and various connectivity options. Additionally, the car offers a range of driver-assistance systems for enhanced safety and convenience.

Comfort and Space: The DS 7 Crossback offers a comfortable and well-appointed interior. The seats are supportive and provide ample space for passengers, both in the front and rear. The cabin is well-insulated, ensuring a quiet and serene driving experience. The boot space is decent for its class, providing sufficient room for luggage or other cargo.

Luxury and Customization: As a luxury vehicle, the DS 7 Crossback places a strong emphasis on customization and personalization. It offers a range of interior trim options, premium upholstery choices, and various optional features to tailor the car to individual preferences. The DS brand aims to provide a bespoke experience for its customers.

Overall, the DS 7 Crossback offers a blend of luxury, style, and technology in the compact SUV segment. It appeals to those who seek a premium vehicle with distinctive design elements and a comfortable driving experience. As with any car, it's recommended to test drive the DS 7 Crossback and explore its features in person to determine if it meets your specific requirements and preferences.

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