Looking virtually identical to patent images that were revealed in July, the 2019 DS3 Crossback has a prominent mesh grille with a chrome surround that flows into the model’s distinctively shaped headlights. The grille is flanked by slim LED daytime running lights and resides above a plastic front bumper.
French automakers are known for creating some pretty unique designs and the DS3 Crossback doesn’t disappoint as the model has an unmistakable greenhouse with a wave-like accent by the B-pillar. The rest of the styling is more traditional, but the crossover has flush-mounted door handles and a two-tone design.
Moving around out back, there’s a short rear spoiler and a ventilated rear fascia. We can also see a relatively small rear window and a set of stylish taillights.
The exterior design will likely draw some detractors, but the cabin shouldn’t be nearly as controversial. It features a three-spoke steering wheel which appears to reside in front of a digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.
Further to the right, we can see a widescreen infotainment system and a set diamond-shaped controls and air vents. The diamond theme can also be echoed on white upholstery which covers the dashboard, seats and door panels.
Specifications will be released tomorrow, but the post also included pictures of the DS3 Crossback E-Tense. The electric variant has a similar design, but it is distinguished by a driver’s side charging port and a modified rear end which lacks exhaust tips.
Previous reports have suggested the electric-only model will have a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that develops approximately 113 hp (84 kW / 115 PS). This could enable the crossover to travel up to 279 miles (450 km) on a single charge.
Thanks to Jean-Philippe for the tip!