Bonjour madame and monsieur, would you like to be dazzled? Then look no further, step into the DS7 Crossback SUV. You’d only need to part with RM199,888 (on the road without insurance) to put this Frenchie on your driveway and earn the coveted, “Honey what is that, it looks stunning and expensive” award from your neighbors.
Citreon, as always, is staying true to their nature of surprising fans worldwide with every new vehicle. The DS brand prides itself in manufacturing thoroughbreds and rightly so, the DS7 hits the mark. The interior especially blows my mind. The standard affair 8-inch touchscreen infotainment(Apply CarPlay & Android Auto friendly) is set on a breathtakingly simplistic dashboard. You won’t find yourself bombarded with needless buttons. Seats are Alcantara while the driver enjoys a 12.3-inch digital display and manhandles the family bus with a flat-bottomed leather steering wheel.
The family enjoys any journey thanks to a 14-speaker Focal Electra sound system, plush seats, ample leg room, air con vents everywhere, 2 Isofix mounts, and for those who can’t live without it, a powered tailgate. Safety is taken into good considerations with 6 airbags present, Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Anti-Skid Regulation, Dynamic Stability Control, and a Driver Attention Warning system.
The brave styling speaks more for the car than its performance. Powering the Crossback is the familiar 1.6L four banger chucking out 165hp and 240Nm. The century sprint takes a dizzying 10.2 seconds and the top speed is rated at 220kmh. Happily, however, the fuel consumption sits at a very low 7.5L per 100km. The charming badge, styling, practicality and price tag may very well put the DS7 ahead of its rivals.