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Comfortable gondola for the city and the country

they are athletic, they are playful, and they are practical – in as little as one Segment there are so many character actors, such as the small all-terrain vehicles. And yet apparently there are still a few roles that are vacant. So one has discovered the French brand, DS and the DS3 cross back occupied. If the jacked-up small car as a second completely independent model of the brand in the early summer with prices starting at 28 500 Swiss francs in the trade comes, it becomes a Piece that wants to counter as a classy gem for the adventurous, sporty and everyday appearance of many competitors.

And a counter-the Frenchman needed: After the brand in 2016 with 1393-selling DS models was an acceptable launch, in 2017, redeemed in Switzerland just 680 vehicles. In 2018, it was 747, and in the first three months of the current year, and remained with 133 sales already back to 23.6 percent behind the year-on-year.

But that could change with the DS3 cross back. Because built on a thoroughly modernised platform, and like all models of the brand with a bit of provozierendem Parisian Chic and plenty of glitz and Glamour quite distinctively drawn, measures of the cross back modest 4,12 meters and offers interior very neat place: the Front one sits as comfortable and spacious as in the class, the rear seat is good for adults at least for short distances, and the boot can hold an average of 350 litres.

small gasoline engine at the starting

Because DS sees itself as a premium brand and the DS3 cross back is not against Hyundai Kona or VW T-Cross, but against Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman, do not ignore the Frenchman and practical Details such as a sliding rear bench, save for this, but in the case of ambience and facilities: There is, therefore, the usual Look with a lavish leather with an embossing that is reminiscent of the member bands of watches, playful Switch as reptile scales made of precious metal and digital instruments.

And there are a few Extras that you would expect in this class – from the intelligent LED Matrix light over the recessed door handles that operate the passport already when you approach the car automatically, contrary to stretching, to a App, on the start of the DS3 cross back with the Smartphone, and this permission can also share it with others. Not to mention, unfortunately, still on a fold-out plastic windshield projected Head-up Display and a rather Autonomous highway-wizard, up to a speed of 180.

In the rest of the force in this car.

So opulent and avant-garde like Japanese appearance, and equipment of the DS3 cross back, so the floor is constantly on the drive – at least in the starting lineup. Because there is a small gasoline engine with 100, 130 or 155 HP and an economical 100-PS-Diesel (3.7 l / 100 km). This is significantly less than the competition. But at least DS combines the engine in the higher power stages for the first Time in this Segment with an Eight-speed automatic.

And because this is a front disc insulates with an acoustic foil to the noise, in spite of small engines, even Driving a bit of nobility. Suitable way of the cross back looks more distinguished as a research; the theoretical maximum speed of 208 km/h and the electronic drive profile control, but no sporty feeling. What's the point? Instead, one travels comfortable and handy through the city and makes it over Land rather left tackle. In the rest of the force in this car, the battle for pole position for the other fight in this class.

Stromer follows soon

A top position to secure the cross back rather be in a different League, and so also in the drive but still the avant-garde upgrades. Because in a few months it will be behind the idiosyncratic Grill, as well as an electric motor. As Stromer with 136 HP and over 300 km WLTP-range of the DS3 cross back E-Tense is from the beginning of 2020 is not only the first self-developed electric car within the PSA group, but also the first in this Segment and, literally, the avant-garde. Perhaps the electrification provides the necessary thrust so that the brand DS can reach your goals in Europe.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 11.04.2019, 07:33 PM

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