2019 DS3 Crossback Plugs Into The Future With An Electric Powertrain

DS released the first teaser image of the DS3 Crossback yesterday morning and now we’re getting a detailed look at the crossover thanks to several pictures which were posted on the Worldscoop forums.

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!

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  • TrevP

    Sorry I think its ugly. It looks just like that new Lexus UX. BARF

    • salamOOn

      i think UX suddenly looks good…

      • mihsf

        UX is bland af in comparison. UX doesn’t look good anywhere unlike the DS3 which has a really interesting design language.

        • KenjiK

          The UX looks a lot better IMO.

          • Vince

            for me the UX is stilln by far the ugliest …

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    truly surprising & original design language! (when designers just can’t stop ‘designing’)

  • Matthijs

    Title says Sportback but its Crossback

    • Mike Gauthier

      Had an Audi-related brain fart… it’s been fixed, thanks for the heads up

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Front? Good. Back? Good. Interior? Gorgeous! Side? ‘the heck is THIS????

    • Trent

      agreed

    • Alx

      You lost me at good front… 😉

  • Oh eeuuw! Pass.

  • Jason Panamera

    I love this interior. I always appreciated how French design was always going out of the box and creating new, original things. I love this interior and how back of this car looks. Front actually looks like after crash, but I will have to see it on the road to judge it totally.

  • Hoe

    I cannot believe how ugly this is!
    What happened to the previous concepts traits?

  • Christian Wimmer

    Normally I appreciate the daring, unique and different Citroen styling. But in this case I will make an exception. It‘s not ugly, but I think it‘s just trying very hard to be different – and it just doesn‘t work on me.

    The interior is actually quite nice, even though it‘s also a tad overdone.

    • rover10

      Not everyone can fully appreciate sculpture and this is a case in point. In the industry there are some rules of thumb in terms of what works and doesn’t work aesthetically. This non-automotive rule book is there to be challenged, and Citroen is demonstrating its not afraid of pushing the boundaries of conflicting shapes and surfaces. In some views the car is very interesting, but is it easy on the eye? Many people do not want to wave the flag of the avant garde, but merely wish to remain current.

      • Christian Wimmer

        Rover10,

        I do agree with you. And design is subjective. I‘ve always applauded and respected Citroen for their willingness to take engineering and design risks. And I must say I do like most of their current lineup, especially the DS7 Crossback. Stunning vehicle.

  • THEY TOOK NISSAN’S C-PILLAR KICK-UP AND MOVED IT TO THE B-PILLAR.

    • Mirko Zlikovski

      actually they took 2010 Citroen DS3 hatch B pillar… it’s not like everything started with 2017 Nissan Micra 😉

      • YEAH I KNOW NISSAN DIDN’T ORIGINATE C-PILLAR KICK-UP/FLOATING ROOF COMBINATION BUT THEY HAVE EMBRACED IT WHOLE HEARTEDLY. IT’S SPREADING TO TOO MANY OTHER MANUFACTURERS, GM AND ACURA TO NAME A COUPLE.

  • Able

    I’ve liked every single DS model until now, but this is just awful.

  • Ruel Lewis

    It’s very odd, but in the best way. I appreciate DS and citroen for their weirdness which appeals to me.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    it looks like a alien space-uv

  • StrangerGP

    Awful, just awful. The shark fin doesn’t work on a 5 door model and that’s just one of many problems with its design.

  • ErisC

    Woow…ugly!

  • Some ol’ bloke

    This sounds controversial, due to all the other comments, but I don’t mind it.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    ugly bety.. but ıt will never be beautiful

  • Onur Koray

    What in the world is this? Nissan Juke started to grow on me all of a sudden. That front and side are way too busy and looks like a mishmash of two different cars.

  • Alx

    when nip & tuck goes wrong

  • jfalckt

    Oh gosh, I am struggling to like this one. It looks like they’re trying way too hard and doesn’t exactly exude that French sophistication the brand is striving for.

  • sidewaysspin

    Interior nice, exterior not so good too many squiggly lines, whole thing may appeal to women more.

  • GET A BIG BOY DISQUS ACCOUNT AND YOU CAN USE THE CUTE LITTLE BLOCK USER ICON.UNTIL THEN GO TROLL SOMEONE ELSE.

  • klowik

    I think it’s a bit over-styled, the curvy crease lines on around the front and the sides are an eyesore!

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