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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£2,499 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Electric

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Front + rear carpet mats, Front and rear electric windows, ABS, Bluetooth handsfree and media steaming with 1A USB socket, PAS, Service indicator, Heated door mirrors, DS Inspiration monogram on the dashboard...

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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*

  • Advanced safety pack - DS 3 Crossback
  • Solid - Bianca white
  • Solid paint
  • Body colour roof
  • DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design
  • Nappa leather steering wheel - pebble grey
  • Premium leather steering wheel - black
  • Peruzzi cloth/Leather upholstery
  • Wireless charging for Smartphone
  • DS Matrix LED headlights with low and high beam assist
  • DS Inspiration OPERA - Watchstrap Nappa leather - Art Black with black roof lining
  • DS Inspiration OPERA - Watchstrap Nappa leather - Art Black with light grey roof lining
  • 18" Kyoto diamond cut alloy wheels
  • DS Inspiration BASTILLE - Peruzzi cloth/Leather - Bronze/Black with light grey roof lining
  • DS Inspiration BASTILLE - Peruzzi cloth/Leather - Bronze/Black with black roof lining

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

  • 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

  • Service indicator
  • Multi function on board trip computer
  • 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

  • DS Inspiration monogram on the dashboard

Engine

  • 7kW accelerated charging

Entertainment

  • 8 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 2 x USB sockets in front

Exterior Body Features

  • 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

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Odour filter
  • Programmable heater with temperature regulator

Interior Features

  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Front/rear passenger grab handles
  • Twin front cupholders
  • 12V socket
  • Black roof liner
  • Front central armrest
  • Bag support hooks in the boot

Interior Lights

  • Boot light
  • Front and rear LED reading lights

Packs

  • E-TENSE exterior 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

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.7
  • Engine Power - BHP 136
  • Engine Power - KW 100
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM N
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 221
  • Engine Torque - NM 300
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3674
  • Top Speed 93

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