Introducing the DS 9
The luxurious DS 9 saloon represents the latest addition to the DS Automobiles line up, which joins the critically acclaimed DS 3 and DS 7 CROSSBACK SUVS. Combining an extraordinary blend of heritage and cutting-edge technology, DS 9 has been designed from the offset to integrate seamlessly into your daily life.
The futuristic appearance and remarkable savoir-faire may be one thing, but it's the life beneath the bonnet that really impresses because DS 9 is available with E-Tense hybrid technology, ensuring every journey is loaded with excitement and unparalleled efficiency.
You can discover more about DS 9 and its E-Tense drivetrains below.
Design and Practicality
DS Automobiles have paid homage to their original DS, which was released in 1955, by using its styling to inspire the modern silhouette seen in the DS 9 saloon.
The French car maker have implemented a new architecture underneath, which has resulted in a longer wheelbase that hasn't been used in a saloon before; the outcome of this decision is extra leg room inside.
Inside is a raft of carefully chosen materials that ensure every journey is an experience that can't be found elsewhere. Acoustic ambiance is taken to a new level entirely because of features such as the laminated acoustic glass that has been used. On top of this, the cabin has been enhanced by a specially engineered FOCAL Electra sound system, which features fourteen optimally positioned speakers.
Technology and Safety
DS Automobiles haven't been shy when it comes to the technology they have fitted to the DS 9. For example, DS have implemented a clever suspension system that uses a series of sensors and a camera to scan the road and then adjust the damping on each corner of the car to maximise comfort and grip.
With the introduction of DS SMART ACCESS, you can forget about your car key and simply use your smartphone. It's also possible to access and remotely start the vehicle; you can even give this control to five other smartphones.
On top of this, a number of driver aids and safety features have been included:
- DS Drive Assist (semi-autonomous driving)
- DS Park Pilot (the car will park itself)
- DS Night Vision
- DS Driver Attention Monitoring
- Blind spot monitoring
- Automatic emergency braking
Economy and Performance
Although a sole 225 bhp PureTech petrol engine can be selected, DS 9 is also available with two plug-in hybrid options, which offer a blend of greater power and better efficiency.
The two options consist of a 250 bhp version that is 2-wheel drive, and a more potent 360 bhp variant with an intelligent 4-wheel drive system that will join the line up at a later date.
The on-board batteries have been designed to help with acceleration up to 83 mph, and they even allow the driver to travel purely on electric power. With no CO2 being emitted during travel on all-electric mode, DS 9 E-Tense is ideal for travelling into the dense cities.
DS 9 Models
Performance Line +
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Reversing Camera - 180° Vision
- DS Connect Box - emergency & assistance system
- Perforated Leather Steering Wheel
- Black Alcantara® Interior
- B.R.M R180 Timepiece
- Electrically adjustable front seats
- Heated Front Seats
- 1/3 2/3 split rear bench seat
- DS ACTIVE LED VISION
- FLUSH FITTING DOOR HANDLES
- Chrome DS WINGS
- Dark Tinted Rear Windows
- Odour Filter
- Frameless electrochrome, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
- Keyless Entry & Start
- 12.3 inch Digital Instrument Cluster
- 12 inch HD Touchscreen
- Wireless Charging for Smartphone
- DS Connect Nav - 3D Connected Navigation
Key features in addition/replacement to Performance Line +:
- Reversing Camera - 360° Vision
- DS DRIVE ASSIST
- ADVANCED SAFETY PACK
- Polyambient Interior Lighting
- Basalt Black Leather Interior
- Ventilated Front Seats
- Massaging Front Seats
- Extended bi-zone automatic air-conditioning
- Air Quality System
- DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION
Test Drive the DS 9
DS 9 has been designed to take the premium saloon segment by storm with its exceptional design and meticulous attention to detail. Combining the incredible E-Tense plug-in hybrid technology with the luxurious cabin layout and raft of driver aids make the DS 9 a must-have for those who want to travel in style and serenity.
To book a test drive in this exceptional new model from DS please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw DS Salon.