The French ambassador to the UK has taken delivery of a DS 7 Crossback Ultra Prestige flagship model, powered by the new PureTech 225 HP petrol unit.
The car was chosen for official duties mainly because of its nationality, presence and its high-tech features such as the DS Active Scan suspension. The fact that it’s powered by a petrol unit instead of a diesel should also come as no surprise in the aftermath of the cheating emissions scandal.
As for specs, they include motorized rear-seat recline adjustment, air conditioned seats, an interior inspired by Haute Couture, Active LED Vision headlights, 20-inch alloys, panoramic sunroof, FOCAL Electra sound system, DS Connected pilot and more.
“I am delighted to have such an excellent means of transport, this new DS 7 Crossback, as our official French Embassy car – especially as it reminds us all that France remains synonymous with luxurious design and product excellence,” said Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Ambassador of France to the UK.
“The exquisitely detailed interior reminded me so much of the DS car we had in our family some years ago, so I look forward to my journeys in this model. It is extremely comfortable and elegant, and these qualities are integral to its role as our official car.”
The first French official to be seen in public in a DS 7 Crossback was actually President Emmanuel Macron, who was inaugurated a year ago. Back then, the car wasn’t even available for sale.
While UK deliveries for the DS 7 Crossback have commenced recently, only BlueHDI diesel units are currently available, with PureTech petrol ones soon to join the line-up – first with 225 PS (221 HP), followed by a 180 PS (177 HP) version.
Autumn of 2019 will mark the arrival of the DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE 4×4, which will have a hybrid (petrol-electric) powertrain, four-wheel drive, 300 PS (295 HP) and a 30-mile (48 km) all-electric driving range. Meanwhile, DS Automobiles will present its first all-electric model at this year’s Paris Motor Show.