Review of DS 7 Crossback
Iwas recently invited by the marketing manager of Tates DS Store in Brighton and Crawley to drive the all-new and very prestigious DS 7 Crossback to give a female’s view of the new luxury SUV. I jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t?
Driving the DS 7 Crossback was a real treat. The car is incredibly advanced and intuitive which made my time driving a pleasure. I was lucky enough to be driving the top-of-therange, Ultra Prestige version finished in Byzantine Gold.
My first impressions when I turned up at the dealership to collect the SUV was ‘wow’. The sleek and graceful features really make it stand out. From the front, the DS 7 Crossback’s most striking feature is its deep grille, adorned with DS wings and flanked by slim, LED headlamps. The overall impression is one of power and sophistication; this is a car that’s certain to turn heads whether on or off-road.
Long car journeys have always been a struggle for me, but the DS 7 Crossback’s carefully crafted interior is replete with soft-touch materials and gorgeous detailing. It creates a contemporary and elegant feel, making my time driving a pleasure instead of the usual chore.
I loved how I could tailor pretty much everything inside the vehicle to my exact requirements at the touch of a button. The digital instrument cluster enabled me to customise the display according to which information was most important to me and the second 12in screen offered access to functions such as navigation, music, phone and even a back massage.
It’s also very advanced in what it can do – I felt as if the vehicle was indeed looking out for me. Beyond all the different drive settings, I liked the signal it gives when pedestrians or animals are crossing close to you, and how it adjusts speeds automatically, improving the comfort and offering a unique driving experience, which when driving around a busy city like Brighton, is very beneficial.
The parking sensors were great too, my biggest worry in driving a car more significant than I’m used to, was if I ever was going be able to park! The HD screen is so clear, and the sensors are so precise, making parking a breeze.
Over the week, which was the hottest in the south for many years, I was most grateful for the automatic air conditioning and the air-conditioned seats! A much nicer way to keep cool than having cold air blown at your face the whole time you’re driving.
All in all, it was a real pleasure to drive the DS 7 Crossback and was extremely hard to hand it back to the guys at Tates DS.
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