AUTO NEWS – New 2021 DS 9 saloon: UK costs and specs revealed

New 2021 DS 9 saloon: UK costs and specs revealed

Luxurious automotive maker DS has revealed costs and specs for its new DS 9 flagship saloon, which can begin from £40,615 when it goes on sale on 8 April.

The French model’s various to the likes of the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Collection and Audi A6 is on the market with both a PureTech petrol engine or a plug-in hybrid powertrain that gives as much as 34 miles of all-electric vary. 

The DS 9 grows the UK DS line-up to 3 fashions, sitting above the DS 3 Crossback and DS 7 Crossback SUVs as a long-promised halo mannequin. First deliveries will happen later in 2021.

The powertrain line-up consists of both a 222bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder PureTech petrol unit, or an E-Tense plug-in hybrid choice. The plug-in hybrid E-Tense mannequin makes use of a 178bhp model of the model’s 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and an 11.9kWh battery feeding a 108bhp electrical motor, for a complete mixed output of 222bhp, matching the pure petrol automotive. 

The petrol solely choice is barely faster, sprinting from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds, whereas the E-Tense 225 takes an additional two tenths a second to cowl the benchmark dash. Each vehicles ship energy to their entrance wheels by way of an EAT8 eight-speed computerized gearbox.

DS has additionally confirmed {that a} 355bhp plug-in hybrid variant will be a part of the UK line-up in time, providing four-wheel drive. This powertrain will seemingly be the identical as that present in sister model Peugeot’s 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered efficiency mannequin.

Effectivity, vary and charging

The PureTech 225 claims finest effectivity of 40.9mpg and 155g/km CO2, whereas the E-Tense 225 PHEV gives a mixed most of 256.8mpg with CO2 emissions as little as 33g/km, relying on specification.

There’s a zero emissions vary of as much as 34 miles within the plug-in hybrid – and the DS 9 can run in EV mode at as much as 84mph – whereas the 11.9kWh battery takes one hour and 45 minutes to cost utilizing a 7kW wallbox.

Design and engineering

The DS 9 sits on the agency’s EMP2 platform, developed by the Groupe PSA aspect of the brand new Stellantis assortment of automotive manufacturers, structure it shares with the DS 7 Crossback SUV and the Peugeot 508 saloon. 

Nonetheless, the brand new DS 9 is bigger than its Peugeot relation. At 4,930mm lengthy and 1,850mm broad it slots into the full-size govt automotive market.

There’s a fastback aspect to the automotive in profile, however it’s extra a standard three-box saloon. The entrance finish takes inspiration from the model’s different fashions with a big, diamond mesh chrome-effect grille flanked by chrome headlight detailing, vertical LED working lights and DS Lively LED Imaginative and prescient headlights, with 5 separate computerized modes. A chrome strip runs down the centre of the bonnet to the windscreen, too, signifying the mannequin’s flagship standing.

The perimeters of the DS 9 are a combination of clean surfacing and powerful traces – the sharp shoulder crease contrasts with flush door handles. The again options the now trademark DS 3D diamond sample LED taillights, extra chrome detailing, a clean rear bumper, and a nod to the unique 1955 DS within the type of the indications – they’re mounted excessive on the automotive’s C-pillars.

The dashboard and inside are closely primarily based on the DS 7 Crossback’s, with the one actual apparent variations being the door panels, inside vents and a cupboard space beneath the usual central infotainment show. 

Costs, trim ranges and know-how

As with different DS fashions, patrons could have totally different inside ‘inspiration’ decisions, every introducing totally different themes and supplies inside. 

From launch within the UK the line-up will encompass Efficiency Line+ and Rivoli+ trim ranges.

The previous gives a sporty theme, with commonplace equipment together with 19-inch alloy wheels, black Alcantara upholstery, DS Lively Imaginative and prescient LED headlights, a 12.3-inch digital sprint with a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless operation, a sports activities steering wheel, electrical heated entrance seats, all-round parking sensors and a reversing digital camera.

Costs begin from £40,615 for the PureTech 225 Efficiency Line+ mannequin, rising to £46,100 for the E-Tense 225 PHEV on this trim.

Subsequent up is Rovli+, which provides a extra luxurious really feel, with equipment together with black leather-based trim, a unique design for its 19-inch alloys, heated and ventilated therapeutic massage seats, dual-zone local weather management and a 360-degree around-view monitor on prime of Efficiency Line+ tools ranges.

There’s additionally extra security tech, with DS’s Drive Help function and a driver consideration monitor. The previous permits stage two semi-autonomous drive capabilities, combining adaptive cruise management with steering help and a digital camera system to pilot the automotive in a single lane at as much as speeds of 111mph. 

Computerized parking help can also be accessible, as is DS Evening Imaginative and prescient, which makes use of an infrared digital camera to show the highway forward in readability on darkish and unlit roads. The DS Good Entry smartphone app permits distant management of the automotive’s locking system.

Lively Scan suspension, which makes use of a digital camera to scan the highway forward for bumps and adjusts the suspension accordingly to enhance consolation, is commonplace on all however the base-spec Efficiency Line+ PureTech 225 mannequin.

Costs for Rivoli+ trim begin from £44,715 for the PureTech 225, reflecting its further equipment, rising to £49,200 for the E-Tense 225 mannequin.

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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 DS 9 saloon: UK costs and specs revealed


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