DS 3 Crusaders 2019 – New French SUV
The new 2018-2019 DS 3 Crusader mini crossover from premium car brand DS is officially unveiled on September 13, 2018 ahead of its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show. In our review of the DC 3 Crusaders 2019-2020 – photos and videos, price and full specifications of the new compact 5-door crossover in the premium segment, which replaced the three-door DC 3 hatchback. Sales of the new female-only crossover premium DS 3 Crusader for the European market will begin in early 2019 with prices ranging from 25,000 euros to 42,000 euros, while the latest DS model vehicles don’t hit the market until 2020.
Coming to the French market SUV DS 3 Crusaders will be deprived of direct competitors!!! The fact that we are a subcompact B-class crossover and even a premium segment of the market. To recall at least one similar premium car entering the European B-class, we failed. So the French subcompact crossover will compete with a larger model, B2 Audi, BMW X2, mini Countryman and Lexus UB, and, believe me, the French novelty has something to surprise representatives of famous brands.
- First, phenomenally stylish and original appearance.
- Secondly, a chic hall with real French charm and unusually rich for a compact car, a vehicle.
- Thirdly, the latest modular platform CMP (Unified Modular Platform), which implies the possibility of installing a power plant.
A large set is obtained, just everything that is so appreciated by European motorists. But will there be an expensive popular compact crossover in the current market? The premium hatchback DS 3, whose production was curtailed in a couple of months, could not win the hearts of domestic motorists. Over the past year, since 2017, only 21 copies of the model have recently been sold, and for 6 months of 2018, a total of 8 cars. In Europe, sales of the model are much better, and the best year was over 70,000 cars.
Let’s go back to the new DS 3 and the Crusaders, please note that the plans of the leadership of the PSA Group (DS passenger car company’s premium brand) to produce the new product at three plants – PSA in Poissy plant (Poissy, France), the Argentinean dog plant in Buenos Aires and one of the factories in China (presumably the electric crossover DS 3 crusaders e-time).
The new SUV DS 3 Crusaders received a stylish and modern exterior design of the body, solved in the same style as its older brother DS 7 Crusaders. However, the novelty boasts original solutions and details borrowed from the DS 3 hatchback.
Thus, the body of the new premium brand DS passenger cars flaunts medium columns in the form of fins, like the DS 3 hatchback, matrix LED headlights DS matrix LED vision, a large false radiator grille, a large bumper with waterfalls, flowing LED daytime running lights, original door handles, doors recessed into the surface (the handles automatically move when a key is detected within a radius of five meters from the car), and large round wheel arches, a side surface with a characteristic relief and a powerful feed with a high plinth LED position lights, a massive rear door and a bumper supplemented by a vertical slotted channel, plastic body kit and chrome decor.
- The external dimensions of the body of the DS 3 Crusader 2019-2020 are 4118 mm long, 1791 mm wide, 1534 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2558 mm.
For cars, it offers 10 alloy wheel options, 10 enamel colors, one of which is the excellent millennium blue.
Having dealt with the advent of a new compact premium crossover, it will look into the interior and trunk of the French novelty. The interior of the new SUV is elegant and fully consistent with the external image of the model. The interior of the car captivates at first sight with its elegant design, original details, modern equipment and expensive materials.
There is a sports steering wheel, a virtual instrument panel, a head-up display, a honeycomb-covered front panel, an originally designed central tunnel with a scattering of aviation-style buttons, color, with a 10.3-inch multimedia system display, neat door cards, supplemented ventilation deflectors, front seats in pronounced lateral support, Hi-Fi with 12 515 W center speakers, exceptionally high quality materials (fabric, natural and artificial leather, Nappa art leather interior trim, Alcantara, textile), as well as a huge selection of colors for interior and exterior personalization.
When ordering a new SUV DS 3 Crusader, a potential buyer can choose from 6 available options for personalizing the exterior and interior of the car: DS, Montmartre, Bastille DS, DS Performance Line, Rivoli DS, Opera Pen DS and the exclusive limited edition La Premiere.
Armed with a new SUV, an excellent set of modern electronic systems: DC Smart Access replaces the conventional key and ignition (works with an application installed on a smartphone), DC Drive Assist helps the driver drive the car (automatic braking system when pedestrians and cyclists are detected, both in daytime and in night time, connect the autopilot to keep the car in the lane), parking assistant – PARK pilot DS.
Specifications DS 3 Crusader 2019-2020.
The premium SUV was the first to try the latest CMP (Uniform Modular Platform) modular platform, which in the near future will form the basis for building a new generation of Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa. The platform provides the installation of power plants with the placement of the traction battery in a specially allocated place under the floor of the car. Therefore, over time (according to preliminary information, at the end of 2019), the electric SUV DS 3 crusaders e-tense with an electric motor (136 hp 260 Nm), a traction lithium-ion 50 kWh battery, and a front drive. Mileage on a single charge, according to the manufacturer at the level of 300 km, the electric version accelerates from 0 to 50 km / h in 3.0 seconds, acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 8.7 seconds.
However, from the start of sales, the new DS 3 Crusader will only get a conventional internal combustion engine. These are turbocharged 1.2 PureTech engines in three power options – 100, 130 and 155 horsepower, and turbo diesels, a sporty 1.5, respectively, with an output of 100 and 130 horsepower. Non-alternative gearbox 8-speed automatic.