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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
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  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Electric

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Front + rear carpet mats, Front and rear electric windows, ABS, Voice recognition, PAS, Head up Display, Heated door mirrors, La Premiere monogram on the dashboard, 7kW accelerated charging, 8 speakers...

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Ten Second Review

Here's a car that taps into a couple of the fastest growing trends in the automotive market: those for full-electric vehicles and small SUVs. The DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE might have an awkward name but on paper at least, it promises to bring buyers some of the best things from both of these market genres. And it's another model that should really move the DS brand forward.

Background

DS uses 'E-TENSE' branding for its electric variants; the larger DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE is a 'PHEV' or 'Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle', which uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with a battery. A DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE though, dispenses with combustion engineering altogether and is a 'BEV' (or 'Battery Electric Vehicle'). At its launch in 2019, this was the first full-battery-powered small SUV on the market. And certainly the first of many. It uses the same all-electric engineering we've subsequently also seen in other PSA Group products, the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot's e-208 and e-2008 models.

Driving Experience

This all-electric 'E-Tense' variant is made possible due to the fact that the CMP platform that the DS 3 Crossback sits upon has, rather cleverly, been engineered to accept both conventional and full-battery powertrains. This 'full-battery' set-up sees a 136hp electric motor linked to a 50kWh lithium-ion battery and a system for recovering energy during acceleration and braking, with effectiveness you can maximise via two driver-activated energy recovery settings - 'Normal' and 'Brake'. A DS 3 Crossback E-Tense also offers three main selectable driving modes - 'Eco', 'Normal' and 'Sport', the last of which delivers the powertrain's maximum 260Nm torque figure to the tarmac the instant the wheels begin to turn. Which is why, despite the fact that this electric derivative tips the scales at over one and a half tonnes, rest to 62mph can be dispatched in just 8.7s. Of course, drive like that too often and you're not going to get anywhere near the quoted WLTP-rated driving range of around 200 miles. The battery weighs 350kg, but the car's kerb weight has risen by only 300kg - all of this mass low and centralised - because the engine and its ancillaries are no longer needed. All EVs are quiet but many suffer from wind noise and tyre roar; there's little of that here. What you do get - to meet the current trend - is plenty of semi-autonomous driving technology on offer (most of it optional). The 'DS Drive Assist' package combines 'Active Cruise Control' and 'Lane Keeping Assist' in a form that sees the vehicle managing both steering and speed.

Design and Build

At first glance, there is not much to mark this 'zero emission' model out from other variants in the DS 3 Crossback range. It's all very subtle, key visual differentiation points including this derivative's exclusive Pearl Crystal paint finish, extra satin-chrome exterior touches and E-TENSE badging. Otherwise, this variant is exactly like its petrol and diesel showroom stablemates, so it's 4.17-metres long, 1.79-metres wide and 1.53-metres high, measurements which position this car amongst the bigger contenders in the segment for small premium SUVs. At the front end, subtle angled bonnet crease lines flow into a diamond-effect grille that can be finished in matt or gloss black. It's separated from the glistening headlamps by distinctive trimming strips - the brand calls them 'DS Wings' - that can feature either in chrome or more gloss black. And it's all set off by vertically-beaded LED daytime running lamps, which frame the corners of the bumper. At the rear, this E-TENSE variant has a uniquely-styled rear bumper - one of course that doesn't have to incorporate an exhaust pipe. Inside, the EV changes include dedicated information displayed in the digital instrument binnacle and an auto gear lever embossed with the 'E-TENSE' emblem. As with any other DS 3 Crossback, the cabin features an over-riding diamond-shaped theme - the digital instrument pack, the dashboard switches, the air vents and many other interior fitments all bear this shape. There's a 7-inch centre-dash screen - which grows to 10-inches in size (as here) if you get a variant fitted with navigation. In the rear, the window line in the rear is rather high, so if you've got kids, you might want to make sure they're OK with that. Because this EV model's batteries are housed within this design's clever multi-energy CMP architecture, the boot capacity (350-litres) is exactly the same as what you'd get in a petrol or diesel version of this model. Push forward the 60:40-split backrest and 1,050-litres of space is revealed.

Market and Model

The DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE model comes in three levels of trim - 'Performance Line' (which costs around £30,500), 'Prestige' (which costs around £32,500) and top 'Ultra Prestige' (which costs around £35,500). At the time of this test in early 2020, there was also a 'La Premiere' version costing around £36,000. All these figures assume that the available £3,500 government plug-in grant has been subtracted from the mildly alarming initial asking price. The various trim levels feature distinctly styled interior packages (DS calls then 'Inspirations'), most themed and styled around the perceived ambiance of various Parisian district Even base 'Performance Line' trim gives you plenty; think 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, power folding mirrors, dark tinted rear windows, 3D LED rear lights, part-alcantara seat trim and aluminium sports pedals. Plus air conditioning and a 7 inch centre-dash touchscreen with an 8-speaker DAB audio system and 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, 'Prestige'-spec adds climate control and a larger 10-inch centre-dash touchscreen with 3D navigation. 'Ultra Prestige' variants include a head-up display, keyless entry and start, LED VISION headlamps, a reversing camera, Nappa leather seats with a 'watchstrap' design. All variants get a 'Safety Park', which includes an Emergency Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Speed recognition and Intelligent Speed Adaptation.

Cost of Ownership

Make the most of the two driver-activated energy recovery settings ('Normal' and 'Brake') and consistently drive with the car in its most frugal 'Eco' drive mode setting and you might potentially get somewhere close to the quoted WLTP-rated driving range of 206 miles (that on the cycle's 'low' rating); it's 191 miles on the 'High' rating. Like most full-EVs, the DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE carries a high-capacity on board charger, available in single phase 7kW guise or in three phase 11kW form - the single phase 7kW on board charger is the standard offering for the UK market. As usual with a car of this kind, there are a host of charging options. Charging at a dedicated wall box or standard public terminal will take 8 or 5 hours respectively. Additionally the car can of course be charged from a standard domestic socket. At a public 100kW rapid charge terminal, 80% of the battery can be recharged in just 30 minutes, which represents an average range of 5.5 miles per charging minute. You might expect a newly-established brand to make an extra effort with warranty provision, but there's only the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile package. The electric 'E-Tense' model gets a separate eight year / 100,000 mile warranty for its electrical powertrain.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • DS Inspiration RIVOLI - Luxembourg cloth/Nappa leather - Pebble grey
Specification
Body Glass
Front and rear electric windows
Heated rear windscreen
Automatic front windscreen wipers
Dark tinted rear windows
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Acoustic and tinted front and rear windscreens
Brakes
ABS
ESP
Hill assist control
Electric parking brake
Communication
Voice recognition
Bluetooth handsfree and media steaming with 1A USB socket
Apple car play/Android Auto
Driver Aids
PAS
Front parking sensors
Rear parking sensors
Speed limit recognition and speed warning
DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
Reversing camera
Cruise control with speed limiter
Driver Information
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
Head up Display
Service indicator
10" touch screen
Multi function on board trip computer
DS Connect Nav - Connected 3D navigation
Wireless charging for Smartphone
7 inch digital instrument cluster display
Driving Mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Electrochrome door mirrors
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
Gloss black exterior door mirrors
Electrically folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlight
Tinted exterior door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
La Premiere monogram on the dashboard
Engine
7kW accelerated charging
Entertainment
8 speakers
DAB Digital radio
2 x USB sockets in front
Exterior Body Features
Diamond red roof
Flush fitting exterior door handles
Chrome door handles
Body coloured bumpers
DS monogram on rear tailgate
Chrome front door sill trim
E-TENSE badging
Exterior Lights
LED daytime running lights
LED rear number plate lights
Automatic lights
DS 3D LED rear lights
DS Matrix LED headlights with low and high beam assist
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Automatic air conditioning
Odour filter
Programmable heater with temperature regulator
Interior Features
Black roof liner
DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design
Premium leather steering wheel - black
Adjustable steering wheel
Front/rear passenger grab handles
Twin front cupholders
12V socket
Front central armrest
Bag support hooks in the boot
Light grey roof lining
Nappa leather steering wheel - pebble grey
Luxembourg cloth/Nappa leather upholstery
Interior Lights
Boot light
Front and rear LED reading lights
Packs
Premium safety pack - DS 3 Crossback (automatic transmission)
Advanced technology pack - DS 3 Crossback
City pack - DS 3 Crossback
E-TENSE exterior pack - DS 3 Crossback
Advanced safety pack - DS 3 Crossback
Safety
Seatbelt warning
Warning triangle on boot lid
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiter
Airbags - front / rear lateral and curtain airbags
Seat Piping/Additional Trimming
Pearl stitching
Seats
Height adjustable front seats
60/40 split rear seat back
Adjustable front and rear headrests
Two rear isofix mounting points
Premium seat with comfort foam and pads & map pocket
Security
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
DS Smart Access
Proximity keyless entry and start
Vanity Mirrors
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated LED vanity mirrors
Wheels
White wheel centre caps with DS logo
Wheels - Alloy
18" Kyoto diamond cut alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7
Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPMN
Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5
Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPMN
Top Speed93

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