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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase)
PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new vehicle.
You choose the vehicle, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the vehicle outright for an agreed lump sum (the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
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Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a vehicle once all payments are made.
This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the vehicle is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.
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Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a vehicle for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the vehicle and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your vehicle.
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DS inspiration badged front/rear carpet mats, Acoustic, tinted and heated windscreen, Emergency braking system, DS Active scan suspension, Voice control system, Electric power steering, Remote tailgate opening with key and handsfree locking, keyless entry and start...
Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
Ten Second Review
As the DS brand points out, beyond the motor industry, three of the world's top five luxury brands are French. Why shouldn't Gallic style be equally desirable when it comes to cars? Perhaps it will be with this one, the first of the company's very own designs, the DS 7 Crossback premium mid-sized SUV.
Under the skin of this DS 7 lies much that's shared with mid-sized Peugeots and Citroens, but it's all been covered with a thick sheen of Gallic gloss that could represent a refreshing alternative to the Teutonic ambiance that tends to dominate amongst premium mid-sized SUV models of this sort. There's a few signs of classic DS innovation here too. Given the marque's heritage in pioneering suspension technology, it's appropriate that the highlight is a camera-driven active damping system that sets new standards in this sector, recognising bumps and road undulations before you even reach them. Features like adaptive headlights and a 'DS Connected Pilot' package that gives you 'level 2' autonomous driving will be more familiar to buyers looking at the latest models of this kind, but this Crossback aims to set itself apart with a uniquely sumptuous, tactile interior. The idea is to bring a bit of Louis Vuitton and Chanel to the mid-sized premium segment. Like the sound of that? Then maybe you ought to join us in checking out what's on offer here. Let's put this car to the test.
And on the road? Well at last with this DS 7 Crossback model, we've got a car from this brand that rides as a DS model should. The company has a history of supple springing that goes all the way back to the original Fifties DS saloon with its ground breaking hydropneumatic suspension. This car hasn't anything quite as complex as that, but its 'DS Active Scan' camera-driven active damping set-up does set fresh class standards, able to anticipate bumps and undulations before you even get to them, allowing the Crossback to waft over things like potholes and speed humps with silken ease. The DS 7 is at its best when you're wafting along and enjoying this Gallic model's more relaxed approach to life. Something you'll be better equipped for if, like most DS 7 buyers, you opt for the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 diesel powerplant we tried. Like all the conventional engines fitted to this car, it drives only through the front wheels. As for the other engines on offer, well at entry-level, there are two 130hp options, a PureTech petrol unit and a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel. Further up the range sit auto-orientated 'PureTech 180' and 'PureTech 225' derivatives, both of which use versions of the same 1.6 THP petrol turbo powerplant. Across the line-up, you can get an optional 'Grip Control' system that optimises front wheel grip for light off road use.
Design and Build
The overall styling concept here isn't too dramatic, but the detailing is certainly very nicely done, particularly at the front end, the look of which was inspired by the avant garde 'DS Divine' concept car of 2014. We particularly like the exotically intricate 'DS Active Vision' LED headlamps, which emit a purple light when the car is unlocked, before pivoting by 180-degrees - in a nod to the original Fifties DS model's clever swivelling front lights. The brand saves its boldest flourishes though, for the interior, which is intended to be an extrovert celebration of everything that's cutting edge in French fashion. Alcantara, open-pore wood inlays and leather feature in copious quantities appropriate to the Parisian-themed trim package you've chosen. Even the techno-fest that must rather incongruously fit in around all of this frippery can't escape the Louis Vuitton treatment. So the super-sized 12-inch infotainment touchscreen that struggles to fit in at the top of the centre stack gets a strange barrel-style crystal-like centre volume dial. And, like the 12-inch instrument binnacle TFT monitor, can be configured via a 'DS Sensorial Drive' feature to display its information in shades of either Cashmere or Titanium. Rear seat space is good; even for a six-footer sitting behind quite a lanky front seat occupant, the legroom on offer should be quite sufficient. And there's a decently-sized 555-litre boot.
Market and Model
DS 7 Crossback pricing ranges from around £28,000 to nearly £45,000. There are four trim levels - 'Elegance', 'PERFORMANCE Line', 'Prestige' and 'Ultra Prestige' - which feature four distinctly styled interior packages (DS calls then 'Inspirations'), most themed and styled around the perceived ambiance of various Parisian districts. All mainstream models come only in front-driven form. The core DS7 line-up is built around three petrol engines and two diesels. Those shopping at the bottom of the range can ask their dealer about a 130bhp 1.2-litre PureTech petrol powerplant, but are more likely to opt for the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 diesel unit which can only be paired with manual transmission. There are also two versions of the older-tech 1.6-litre THP petrol turbo engine that PSA Group brands have been using for some time, here badged PureTech 180 and PureTech 225, the figures designating engine outputs. A significant number of buyers though, are going to want a diesel and if they can afford to stretch beyond the 1.5-litre BlueHDi entry-level unit just mentioned, then the powerplant they're likely to want is the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 engine we tried - that's if they're not put off by the fact that it costs nearly £5,000 more with an equivalent level of trim. To be fair, that premium does get you automatic transmission: this top diesel unit, like the top petrol engine, has to come with a self-shifter. But it does still mean that for a mid-range 'PERFORMANCE Line' BlueHDi 180 version of this model, you'll be needing a budget in the territory of £37,000.
Cost of Ownership
Let's get to the exact figures that the DS 7's various engines can produce, all of which are helped by the light weight of this car's underlying EMP2 PSA Group platform. The base 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 manual diesel model manages 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 107g/km. To give you some extra class perspective on that, a base diesel Jaguar E-PACE delivers 60.1mpg and 124g/km. A legacy of the fact that that smaller rival model is over 350kgs heavier. With the older-tech 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel engine we tried, this DS model's advantage over its rivals isn't quite as pronounced, but it's still impressive given the size and interior space on offer. With this variant, 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2 is possible. The petrol models also put in a strong showing, especially the three cylinder 1.2-litre entry-level PureTech 130 variant, which manages over 50mpg on the combined cycle and under 120g/km of CO2. Even the top PureTech 225 petrol turbo variant delivers 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and 134g/km - not bad for a high performance automatic luxury mid-sized SUV capable of over 140mph. What else? Well, there's the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile warranty and service intervals are every year or every 20,000 miles with normal usage or every year or 12,500 miles if the car is regularly driven in an arduous conditions.
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Polar white
- Chromed DS wings
- Gloss black front grille
- Solid paint
- DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design
- DS Inspiration opera nappa leather upholstery
- Reversing camera
- DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design - Alezan brown
- DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design - Art black basalt
- 18" Black onyx diamond-cut Geneve alloy wheels
- 20" Gloss black onyx diamond-cut Tokyo alloy wheels
|Acoustic, tinted and heated windscreen|
|Laminated front/rear screens|
|Dark tinted rear windows|
|Emergency braking system|
|Trailer stability control|
|Electric parking brake|
|Hill start assist|
|Active city braking|
|Active brake assist|
|DS Active scan suspension|
|Voice control system|
|Electric power steering|
|DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system|
|DS connected pilot with adaptive cruise control with stop and go|
|Rear parking sensor|
|Front parking sensors|
|Driver alert system|
|Remote tailgate opening with key and handsfree locking, keyless entry and start|
|Wireless charging for Smartphone|
|12.3" digital instrument cluster display|
|Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto|
|Multi function on board trip computer|
|Defrosting door mirrors|
|Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror|
|Door mirrors including reverse gear angle memorisation|
|Electric folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlights|
|Electrochrome door mirrors|
|DS Inspiration monogram on the dashboard|
|Art black basalt nappa leather dashboard and door panels with pearl stitching|
|Bluetooth hands free and media streaming with USB socket|
|Steering wheel mounted controls|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|DS badge on bonnet with chrome inserts|
|DS monogram on rear tailgate|
|Inox windows surrounding|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Body colour door handles with chrome trim|
|Chrome window surround|
|Electric panoramic sunroof|
|Inox roof rails|
|High beam assist|
|Follow me home automatic lighting|
|DS 3D LED rear lights|
|DS active LED Vision headlights|
|Automatic lighting at car unlocking|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Auto high beam|
|LED front fog lights with static cornering light function|
|Chromed side markers on front doors with DS Inspiration name|
|Open storage on driver side|
|Front central armrest with storage|
|Rear central armrest with storage|
|Front double cupholders|
|Premium leather gear knob|
|Height and depth adjustable steering wheel|
|Rear double cupholders|
|Front and rear door entry sill with DS design|
|Front closed storage with USB connection point|
|Gear shift indicator|
|Front and rear door pockets|
|Aluminium sports pedals|
|Premium leather steering wheel|
|B.R.M R180 timepiece|
|Premium technology pack - DS 7|
|Electric comfort pack - DS 7 Prestige/ Ultra prestige|
|Advanced technology pack - DS 7|
|Auto comfort pack - DS|
|Advanced safety pack - DS 7|
|Driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbags|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiter|
|Safety kit including first aid kit, yellow vest and Warning triangle|
|Rear lateral airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Two rear isofix mounting points|
|60/40 split folding rear seat backrest|
|Heated front seats|
|Front seatback pockets|
|Front head restraints|
|Massage function for front seats|
|Ventilated front seats|
|Electric front cushion extensions|
|Electric folding rear headrests|
|Stop/ Start function|
|Automatic front doors and boot locking|
|Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm|
|Black centre caps with DS logo|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Space saver spare wheel|
|Premium safety pack - DS 7 Ultra Prestige||£400.00|
|Black pack - DS 7||£295.00|
|Advanced traction control pack - DS 7||£400.00|
|Night vision pack - DS 7||£1,400.00|
|Paint - Metallic|
|Metallic - Platinum grey||£595.00|
|Metallic - Cumulus grey||£595.00|
|Metallic - Perla Nera Black||£595.00|
|Paint - Solid|
|Solid - Polar white||Standard|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Chromed DS wings||Standard|
|Gloss black front grille||Standard|
|DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design||Standard|
|DS Inspiration opera nappa leather upholstery||Standard|
|DS sensorial drive in Cashmere/ Titanium modes||£150.00|
|DS connected cam||£400.00|
|Paint - Pearlescent|
|Pearl - Pearl white||£795.00|
|Pearl - Ink blue||£795.00|
|Pearl - Absolute red||£795.00|
|Pearl - Nera black||£750.00|
|Pearl - Andradite brown||£795.00|
|Pearl - Byzantin gold||£795.00|
|Trim - Leather|
|DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design - Alezan brown||Standard|
|DS inspiration opera nappa leather with watch strap design - Art black basalt||Standard|
|Extended bi-zone automatic climate control||£200.00|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|18" Black onyx diamond-cut Geneve alloy wheels||Standard|
|20" Gloss black onyx diamond-cut Tokyo alloy wheels||Standard|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||8.3|
|Engine Power - BHP||225|
|Engine Power - KW||165|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||221|
|Engine Torque - NM||300|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1900|
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