Everything revolves around comfort and luxury
DS Automobiles presents the DS 9, the new top model of the brand. The almost 5 meter long sedan is packed with luxury amenities.
DS Automobiles expands its range with the DS 9. This new sedan is also the top model of DS, which also sells the SUVs DS 3 Crossback and DS 7 Crossback. Although the brand positions the car in the middle segment, the DS 9, with a length of 4.93 meters, ranks against models from a higher class. The wheelbase of 2.90 meters is large and especially the rear passengers benefit from this. According to DS, the rear seats are just as comfortable as the front seats, the optional massage function should emphasize that. Rear seat heating and cooling are also available. The interior is upholstered in leather and Alcantara and has a chic look that can be further enhanced with various interior themes.
The comfort is increased by the adaptive damping with Active Scan, a system that explores the road and controls the dampers with that information. DS has also paid a lot of attention to sound insulation. Modern functions, such as unlocking with a smartphone and semi-autonomous driving functions, are present.
Three times hybrid
The DS 9 will be available from the start of sales later this year with a 225 hp hybrid powertrain, consisting of an 80 kW electric motor, a 1.6 THP petrol engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 11.9 kWh battery pack. DS specifies an electric driving range of 40 to 50 kilometers. Two versions of this so-called E-Tense version will be added later, with 250 and 360 hp. The DS 9 will also be available with a 225 hp version of the 1.6 THP gasoline engine.
Thanks to the well-known DS grille, the new top sedan is immediately recognizable as a car of that brand. A striking design feature are the high-position flashing lights at the rear, a nod to the Citroën DS. Well-known DS elements are also the sunken door handles and lots of chrome, including a strip that runs over the entire hood.
The DS 9 will be produced in China. Sales in the Netherlands probably start at the end of the year.