DS will launch a plug-in hybrid version of the 7 SUV next year, with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km.
As part of the brand’s strategy to electrify its entire model range, the 7 E-Tense will be the first DS to feature a hybrid drivetrain.
The all-wheel-drive SUV will develop 300PS using its petrol engine and electric motor setup.
Drivers can expect a 31 mile zero emission range and average fuel economy of 128mpg.
The system will offer several different modes are available:
Zero emission is the default mode. The vehicle is always started using the electric motors, for driving comfort, silent running and zero emissions.
Sport mode, which optimises power and driving pleasure.
Hybrid mode, which manage automatically performance and fuel consumption. Emissions are minimised and declared to be under 50g/km.
4WD, four-wheel drive, for optimum traction in all road conditions.
The map on the infotainment screen shows to the driver in real time the distance, which can be driven in Zero emission mode or where the charging stations available nearby.
Charging takes two hours using a wall-mounted terminal (32A) and with a 6.6 kW charger or in eight hours with a traditional socket.
The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense will be available in 2019, prices are yet to be released.