DS three Crossback to supply EV possibility, goal Audi Q2

2019 DS three Crossback spy pictures – Picture by way of S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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PSA Group’s luxurious model DS launched its first standalone mannequin final 12 months within the type of the DS 7 Crossback, a small SUV with the refinement and expertise to match the German marques.

Now DS is within the ultimate stage of testing of its second mannequin, a compact SUV to be known as the DS three Crossback.

The Audi Q2 and BMW X2 rival is because of make its world debut in October on the 2018 Paris auto present, and in keeping with Autocar there will likely be an electrical possibility from launch. The British publication speculates that the electrical DS three Crossback will pack a 50-kilowatt-hour battery and a spread of over 124 miles.

The engineers have developed the DS three Crossback round PSA Group’s new modular platform for subcompact and compact vehicles. Referred to as EMP1 (additionally known as CMP), the platform has been designed from the onset to assist electrification. It makes its debut within the DS three Crossback and can finally function in fashions from all PSA Group manufacturers. The following recipient will likely be a redesigned Opel Mokka X.

DS plans to have a four-member SUV lineup finally. Anticipate certainly one of these to straddle the hole between the DS three and DS 7 Crossbacks, and one other to take a seat on the top quality. Additionally within the works is a brand new flagship mannequin tipped to be known as the DS 8.

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