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PSA Has Already Decided Which Brand To Bring To America, Might Not Be DS 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Citroen, DS, opel, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports, USA, vauxhall on 11 15th, 2017


Groupe PSA recently returned to the United States with its Free2Move mobility app but that’s not much consolation for fans hoping to buy one of the company’s vehicles.

Cars are coming but it might be awhile before they arrive. As PSA North America CEO Larry Dominique explained to Automobile Magazine, the company doesn’t have a dealership network, infrastructure, or parts and service providers in this country. He added, “I have to build those things from the ground-up.”

Dominique went on to say the situation is a blessing and a curse but he’s going to make sure PSA is 100 percent ready before launching a car in America. He declined to say when this might occur but there’s little doubt the company don’t want to repeat Fiat’s underwhelming return.

Despite not having a firm launch date, Dominique confirmed PSA has already decided which brand to bring to the United States. Initial speculation suggested it would be DS but the executive downplayed that idea by saying “people are just making assumptions.” That doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be DS but other possibilities include Peugeot or Citroen as well as the recently acquired Opel and Vauxhall. The three French brands are seen as the most likely candidates but only time will tell which one finally gets the green light.

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DS To Rival Mini Countryman With All-Electric 2019 DS3 Crossback 10
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in DS, DS3, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 11 10th, 2017


French premium DS is working on an all-new compact SUV that targets the likes of the Mini Countryman and Audi Q2.

The new SUV, which will likely go by the DS3 Crossback badge, will launch in 2019 along with the also all-new Peugeot 208. The two models will be the first ones to be based on PSA Group’s brand new CMP platform, according to Auto Express.

The 2019 DS3 Crossback will be just over four meters long and its design will combine elements from the current DS3 and the recently launched DS7 Crossback. However it won’t be a direct replacement for the existing DS3 hatchback, which will continue to be sold alongside the new compact SUV.

“Out of the 650,000 cars DS has sold since 2010, two-thirds have been the DS 3,” Eric Apode, DS’s executive vice-president said. “Of course, we need to cash in on the large amount of customers who have bought into DS through the DS 3 over the past six or seven years.”

“Beyond that, we also see and recognize the evolution of the markets. We can see the same with MINI; there, the likes of the Countryman [SUV] are booming while the three-door hatchback sales are decreasing. It’s the same for Audi, too”, he continued.

“So let’s say that what we have in mind is to be where the most profitable vehicles and where the volumes are, without forgetting the DS 3 customers. On the next generations of small DS you will find a lot of elements, including personalisation, limited editions and so on, which have already been launched by the DS 3.”

The most intriguing part of the new DS3 Crossback will be its purely electric version, set to be launched shortly after the conventional-engined versions debut in 2019, which will use an 114hp electric motor and a 50kWh battery pack for a total driving range of 280 miles.

DS7 Crossback pictured

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2017 DS 7 Crossback Priced From £28,050 In The UK 7
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in DS, DS7 Crossback, prices, Reports, SUV, UK on 11 7th, 2017


Sales for the entire 2017 DS 7 Crossback range have just commenced in the United Kingdom.

First in line is the DS 7 Crossback Elegance, priced from a reasonable £28,050 ($36,949) with the BlueHDi 130 turbo diesel engine and manual transmission. Next in the range is the DS 7 Crossback Performance Line, priced from £31,435 ($41,407) with the same BlueHDi 130 turbo diesel but paired to an automatic gearbox.

Customers looking for more grunt from a diesel can elect for the BlueHDi 180, coupled to an auto ‘box and priced from £36,335 ($47,862). Sitting in between the two diesels is the PureTech 225 petrol four-cylinder, starting at £34,985 ($46,084).

Another trim package offered for the DS 7 Crossback is the Prestige, starting at £34,435 ($45,359) with the BlueHDi 130 manual, £39,335 ($51,814) for the BlueHDi 180 automatic and £38,985 ($51,353) for the PureTech 225 Automatic.

Further up in the range is the DS 7 Crossback Ultra Prestige starting at £43,535 ($57,346) for the BlueHDi 180 automatic and £43,185 ($56,885) for the PureTech 225 Automatic. Last but not least will be the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense PHEV 4×4, set to hit the market in mid-2019 for around £50,000 ($65,862).

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DS Supercar Concept Has Us Very Intrigued 7
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, DS, Renderings on 11 7th, 2017


There’s a possibility that DS, the luxury arm of Citroen, could create a hybrid supercar to rival the BMW i8.

Initial reports indicated the car could take design inspiration from the E-Tense Concept but we’ve just come across another bold concept, and we like it even more.

The work of Behance artist Aaron Jaryong Koo, the DS supercar rendered bears little resemblance to the E-Tense Concept and instead combines Citroen styling with the cutting-edge work of Jean Paul Gaultier, a well-known fashion designer. As you’ll see in the gallery below, Jaryong Koo has created three different variations of the supercar, each with their own bespoke look.

The first (pictured above) is probably our favorite and incorporates headlights made up of four horizontal LED light bars, has a thin LED brake light at the base of the rear windscreen and includes a vented rear decklid that allows air to pass under the bodywork, effectively acting as a rear wing.

The other two designs, dubbed Direction B and Direction C, expand upon the first design but push things well into the science fiction realm with have protruding body panels, gaping wide air ducts and curious shapes.

If a DS supercar becomes a reality, it is unlikely to arrive before the end of the decade.

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Formula E Racer Drives DS E-Tense Concept Through London Shopping Mall 11
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, DS, DS Concepts, DS Videos, Formula E, video on 10 11th, 2017


The DS E-Tense is one of the most remarkable concept cars revealed in the past few years and while there’s little chance of it reaching the production line, DS is continuing to use it for promotional purposes, recently with the help of Formula E driver Sam Bird.
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PSA’s Next-Gen Models Are Engineered To Meet U.S. Regulations 18
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, DS, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports on 09 18th, 2017


PSA Group, the owner of Peugeot, Citroen and DS Automobiles, is engineering its next generation of vehicles to meet U.S. regulations as part of their plan to return in North America.
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PSA Reportedly Accused Of Cheating Emissions In 2 Million Cars 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, diesel, DS, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


A French newspaper reports that PSA Group has been caught using suspect software in two million cars sold from Peugeot and Citroen.
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PSA Reportedly Accused Of Cheating Emissions In 2 Million Cars 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, diesel, DS, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


A French newspaper reports that PSA Group has been caught using suspect software in two million cars sold from Peugeot and Citroen.
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PSA Reportedly Accused Of Cheating Emissions In 2 Million Cars 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, diesel, DS, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


A French newspaper reports that PSA Group has been caught using suspect software in two million cars sold from Peugeot and Citroen.
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Make Contactless Payments With The New DS 3 Key 7
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, DS, DS3, Reports, Tech on 09 7th, 2017


With people now paying for things with a simple tap of their phone or smartwatch, DS has decided to jump on the contactless payment craze by creating a car key that eliminates the need for a bank card for small purchases.
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These Nine Automakers Are Skipping The Frankfurt Motor Show 17
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in alfa-romeo, DS, Fiat, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Infiniti, Jeep, Mitsubishi, nissan, PEUGEOT, Reports, VOLVO on 08 17th, 2017


No less than nine major automakers are set to skip next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
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PSA Slow To Catch Up, Planning Level 3 Autonomous Cars After 2020 30
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Citroen, DS, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports on 06 30th, 2017


While the PSA Group is committed to developing Level 3 "hands off" autonomous vehicles, it will happen while other automakers suggest they will move directly to Levels 4 and 5.
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Plug-In Hybrid DS7 Crossback E-Tense To Offer 300HP And 37 Miles Of EV Range 15
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in DS, DS7 Crossback, Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Reports on 06 15th, 2017


DS, the premium brand of PSA, revealed the first details of the plug-in hybrid E-tense version of its upcoming DS7 Crossback along with more info on its future electrification strategy.
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Check Out The New French President’s Convertible DS 7 State Limousine 14
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in DS, DS7 Crossback, featured, France, limo on 05 14th, 2017


The American president traditionally rides in a Cadillac or Lincoln limousine. In most other countries, they tend to use German or British cars, but chauffeuring their new president to his inauguration in either would be unthinkable for the French – who have their own automotive industry, merci beaucoup.
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Check Out The New French President’s Convertible DS 7 State Limousine 14
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in DS, DS7 Crossback, featured, France, limo on 05 14th, 2017


The American president traditionally rides in a Cadillac or Lincoln limousine. In most other countries, they tend to use German or British cars, but chauffeuring their new president to his inauguration in either would be unthinkable for the French – who have their own automotive industry, merci beaucoup.
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