2020 DS3 Crossback Review: SUV of The Year
The Audi Q2 already has a rival, although in this case, the 2020 DS3 Crossback is slightly below in dimensions with 4.12 meters in length. In qualities, finishes, and materials, at the height of the best.
The new small SUV DS 3 Crossback is characterized by a very powerful frontal, with a huge evolved grid of the DS 7 Crossback, presided in this case by a logo in three dimensions, with some very personal front optics in terms of forms, just like that strip of vertical LEDs exerting daytime lights.
The lateral lines of the new DS 3 Crossback are not as resounding, they are less powerful but also with great personality marked by that incursion of shark fin inverted in the B-pillar – the outgoing generation of the current DS 3 that will be marketed until the next summer-, a wink in the form of a V-fold in the sheet in the middle of doors, all wrapped up by the obligatory plastic protections, but quite discreet.
They are also novel in the new DS 3 Crossback – we only knew them in Tesla and Jaguar – folding handles on all doors that are shown with a simple pressure of our fingers and that are retracted to more than 10 km / h, plus some Glazed surfaces that make straight at the sheet metal, without plastic or chrome transition elements. Behind, in this new DS 3 Crossback, pure elegance, highly stylized optics that remind more than one of Porsche, joined by a thin chrome strip.
2020 DS3 Crossback Interior
Internally, the DS 3 Crossback breaks as many molds as its exterior aesthetics. That central console that under the raised rectangular screenplays with rhomboidal shapes to combine front aerators with digital keys that are activated only with the finger, all this bringing innovation, technological air, which is complemented by material qualities and finishes pampered to the fullest.
As a curiosity, the lateral aerators of the new DS 3 Crossback are embedded in the doors. The driver is wrapped in his seat with a raised door line with a kind of double armrest that also stays in the rear seats. Front digital control panel with a not very large screen but deep in shape, and information projection on a plastic screen at a higher level to improve safety while driving. On the side of the companion in the 2020 DS3 Crossback, we are left with a very wide and very deep glove box lowered in front of the upper line of the dashboard so that the legs have more space.
Feeling of going up, of riding, not of getting involved when you access the 2020 DS3 Crossback. In the rear seats, the door is small and the opening angle is just, but once inside, remarkable height and correct knee space for a car of 4.12 meters. The trunk of 330 liters, deep, just right, with high loading mouth.
As it happened with the DS 7 Crossback, the new DS 3 Crossback commercially starts with a special La Première series which, with closed top equipment, can be booked from October to June. Later on, when it is sold normally in the final stretch of 2019, there will be nine body colors that can be combined with three roof colors and six interior colors.
2020 DS3 Crossback Engine Specs
As for engines, the new DS 3 Crossback will be offered with three gasoline engines (two 1.2 PureTech 100 and 130 and a 1.6 Puretech 155 hp) and two Diesel 1.5 BlueHDi 100 and 130 hp.
Already in 2020 an electric will come with 300 km of autonomy according to the new WLTP cycle or 450 if we measure with the old NEDC. This DS3 Electric Crossback will be driven by a 100 kW motor and 280 Nm of torque and its batteries will have a capacity of 50 kWh that can be recharged at 80 percent in 30 minutes. As for equipment, it takes many of the safety and comfort elements of higher segments: this way, we can have an intelligent lighting system by LEDs, control parameters from a Smartphones Apps.