New DS3 Crossback E-Tense Review: Things You Must Know About the Electric Crossover | Are you interested in green vehicles? One of the most important things you must know is that not every green vehicle is equal. Indeed. Some green vehicles, like the 2020 DS3 Crossback E-Tense, are just better-built, more capable, and comfortable than others.
Also, being green shouldn’t be the only factor you look for in a vehicle. With so many green vehicles released right now, you have a wide array of options. There is no need to sacrifice reliability and comfort for the green aspect as you can have all three in one vehicle. And yes, the E-Tense has all three. Interested in the upcoming DS 3 Crossback E-Tense model? Below are things that you must know about the crossover.
Eccentric Exterior and Delicate Interior
While many other automakers give their crossovers an exterior that appeals to everyone, the same can’t be said about the DS3 Crossback. Yes, rather than becoming a generic and ordinary-looking crossover, the DS Crossback becomes a crossover that stands out from the rest. You can just know it, thanks to its eccentric looks.
Among the most noticeable design elements of the E-Tense are large dual tailpipes with chrome finish, door handles that look like Tesla’s, a B-Pillar that has a ‘shark motif’ embedded on it, and no visible aerial. Once you know how this crossover looks, you will be able to spot it from the rest of the crowd.
The interior, however, is not as eccentric as the exterior. Instead, the interior is a combination of style, comfort, and practicality. The interior is made of high-quality materials, has an avant-garde design, and lots of driver assistance features. It is a delicate interior that has a lounge vibe.
Engine and Battery
The 2020 DS3 Crossback E-Tense is powered by an electric motor with an output of 134 horsepower with 191 lb-ft of torque. This electric motor is hooked up to a Li-ion battery with a capacity of 50kWh. This electric motor and battery combination, according to DS Automobiles, enables the crossover to travel about 200 km per charge.
Lots and Lots of Features
The DS3 Crossback E-Tense comes with so many features. For example, a 10.3-inch infotainment system, a driver’s instrument cluster (entirely digital), a sound system from Focal Electra with 12 speakers, DS automatic emergency braking, automated parking assistant, and the Drive Assist system, which includes lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control systems, among others.
There are three driving modes available on the E-Tense Model: Normal, Eco and Sport. As expected, each of these driving modes has its specialty which makes them the ideal option for a certain circumstance.
This driving mode is for daily driving that doesn’t need more distance coverage or extra power.
Need to reach a farther destination? The Eco driving mode is specifically designed for that exact purpose. This driving mode maximizes the range of the electric crossover.
In some cases, more power is required. Enter Sport driving mode, a driving mode that configures the crossover so it has extra power momentarily.
Release Date and Price
At the moment, the exact release date and price have yet to be announced. What we do know is that the E-Tense variant is going to hit the market somewhere in 2020. And being a 2020 model, it should be available either in early 2020 or mid-2020 at the latest.
As for the price, we can use its petrol and diesel counterparts to guesstimate it. The price for the base model is around $27,055, the Performance Line 130 model is around $32,655, and the Prestige 130 model is around $35,172. The E-Tense is supposed to be among the high-end model, so we can expect its price to be either in the same range or slightly higher than the Prestige 130 model’s price.
The 2020 DS3 Crossback E-Tense is an interesting electric crossover that has many things to offer. For example, it has three driving modes that accommodate different needs and situations, sleek, modern and handsome design with a comfortable and practical interior, among many others.
Will it be a good green vehicle? Yes. Especially if we consider the fact that this is DS Automobiles’ first fully electric vehicle. It is nothing short of impressive. Unfortunately, you have to wait for a bit as it will be released in 2020.