DS 3 Crossback SUV priced from £21,550, arrives May 2019

2019 DS 3 CrossbackFledgling French premium brand DS has revealed its most important new model to date – the DS 3 Crossback small SUV, which arrives in UK showrooms this May priced from £21,550.

The upmarket rival to the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 will be offered in a range of 15 models, including a top-line La Premiere launch edition.

That variant will cost as much as £33,950.

2019 DS 3 Crossback

DS will offer the DS3 Crossback with regular petrol and diesel engines – quickly followed later in 2019 with the E-Tense battery electric version. This is likely to cost even more than £33,950.

The car’s designers reckon it has a premium appearance, thanks to its distinctive LED daytime running lights, non-visible weather strips on the doors, flush-fit doorhandles and matrix LED vision headlamps.

2019 DS 3 Crossback

There’s also premium-like customisation, with 10 body colours, nine types of alloy wheel and three roof colours. Inside, there are five different ‘DS Inspirations’.

DS 3 Crossback: pricing and specs

2019 DS 3 Crossback

Five DS 3 Crossback variants will be offered: entry-level Elegance, Performance Line, Prestige, Ultra Prestige and La Premiere.

Standard spec on all includes 17-inch alloys, air con, 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, autonomous emergency braking, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth connectivity.

Performance Line adds black 17-inch alloys, gloss black folding door mirrors, dark-tint rear windows, LED rear lights and a sportier interior with Alcantara décor.

Prestige brings more equipment: climate control, automatic wipers, a larger 10-inch HD touchscreen, front parking sensors, sat nav and Wi-Fi connectivity, black leather seats and bronze trim features.

Ultra Prestige is even posher: wheels grow to 18-inches, it gains DS Matrix LED Vision headlights, a head-up display, reversing camera, a more comprehensive autonomous safety pack and black Nappa leather seats in a watchstrap design.

La Premiere throws the kitchen sink at the spec list; wireless smartphone charging, DS Drive Assist active cruise control with stop and go, high beam assist and diamond-cut 18-inch alloys are all included.

2019 DS 3 Crossback

Engines include 1.2-litre PureTech motors with 100hp, 130hp or 155hp, and a 1.5-litre BlueHDi 100 diesel. You can get an auto on the two more powerful petrols, but not the diesel.

The cheapest Elegance PureTech 100 manual is £21,550, rising to £33,950 in Performance Line spec, and £24,950 as a Prestige.

Want more power? There’s a big jump to an Elegance PureTech 130, but it does have an automatic as standard for its £24,550 asking price. A 130 Performance Line is £25,950; a 155 PureTech, also an auto, is £27,450.

2019 DS 3 Crossback prices

Elegance

  • PureTech 100: £21,550
  • PureTech 130 auto: £24,550
  • BlueHDi 100: £23,700

Performance Line

  • PureTech 100: £22,950
  • PureTech 130 auto: £25,950
  • PureTech 155 auto: £27,450
  • BlueHDi 100: £25,100

Prestige

  • PureTech 100: £34,950
  • PureTech 130 auto: £27,950
  • PureTech 155 auto: £29,450
  • BlueHDi 100: £27,100

Ultra Prestige

  • PureTech 130 auto: £30,950
  • PureTech 155 auto: £32,450

La Premiere

  • PureTech 130 auto: £32,450
  • PureTech 155 auto: £33,950