Electric DS 3 Crossback Bound For Paris Auto Show

DS is expected to unveil an all-electric DS 3 Crossback at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September.

Auto Express reports that the vehicle will be the first model from the PSA Group to feature the brand’s e-CMP architecture. DS vice president of product Eric Apode says the vehicle will premiere the platform ahead of any Peugeot or Citroen-branded models because of the positioning of DS as the group’s key marque for technology.

It’s unclear if the vehicle will be first revealed as a concept or not

At this stage, additional details about the DS 3 Crossback remain unclear. However, the car will probably be positioned as a rival to the Hyundai Kona Electric, giving us somewhat of an idea of what to expect.

Hyundai will sell the Kona Electric with an entry-level 39 kWh battery pack paired to a 134 hp electric motor. Those looking for some extra grunt can opt for a 64 kWh battery and a 201 hp motor, enough for a range of roughly 492 km (300 miles).

In 2016, PSA revealed that the e-CMP platform will support battery packs of up to 50 kWh and offer ranges of around (450 km) 280 miles. The platform will be used exclusively by small vehicles.

DS intends on electrifying all of its vehicles by 2025.

Note: DS 7 Crossback pictured

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  • Jp

    I hope that that 50kWh figure will go up considering the 60kWh threshold will probably become standard in the next couple of years…

    • Vince

      it’s not an issue, newer vehicules will be equiped with batteries with higher density, it’s one of the perks of having a modular electrified platform …

  • Finkployd

    The electric DS3 will rival the Hyundai Kona Electric ?
    Reminds me of a youtube video comparing the (China only) DS6 with the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.

    A bit sad how Citroen created DS hoping to rival Audi/Mercedes/BMW/Lexus/Jaguar/Infinity but they get pitted against non-premium brands … just like regular Citroen would

    Are we gonna see a family deathmatch C5 Aircross vs DS7 Crossback ?

  • jfalckt

    Well, this is very good news, French manufacturer finally getting on board, I hope they can do it with a sparky and quirky design that does not appeal to everyone.

  • Vince

    no, DS intends to sell only electrified transmission by 2025. all releases from 2019 will have an electrified version

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