“Viewed from the side or the rear, DS 3 Crossback is a vehicle of perfect proportions with its large wheels, moderate length and strong on-road stance. From first glance, you can see that it is unlike other cars. Simple, sculptural lines expressing performance and strength, enhanced by a bewitching light signature.” This is how Thierry Metroz, DS Style Director, describes the new model by DS Automobiles.
The car is identifiable at first glance as a premium, compact SUV, with its well-proportioned length of 4.12m, broad on-road stance and large wheels (690mm, 18’’), as well as its ground clearance. At the front, the DS Wings form a finely chiselled setting for the sculpted, vertical lines of the emblematic DS grille. The daytime running lights with their pearl-like vertical LEDs and the tapered headlights of the DS Matrix Led Vision system suggest a contemporary edge and performance. An impression reinforced by the wide ribbed horizontal bonnet.
Attention-to-detail is a hallmark of the DS brand and is visible starting with the vehicle exterior:non-visible weather-strip seals, elegant flush-fitting door handles (directly from the DS X E-Tense concept), clean roof line with no visible antenna, a roof and body in different colours and a side shark fin. The rear sits squarely on the road, its broad, powerful shoulders striking an evocative note of imposing style. It is also elegant with a high-tech rear light signature spanning the entire width through a strip featuring the Crossback name.
The coherent approach of DS interior design is also visible in the central console, inherited from DS 7 Crossback. This elegant, stylish central console with its gearbox controls, toggle switches and electric handbrake also meets day-to-day passenger needs, with a smartphone charging pad, an array of storage compartments including cup holders, and a broad, functional sliding armrest.