The DS 7 Crossback from Peugeot could be a Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson rival in case it goes on sale in India
The DS 7 Crossback is a premium crossover that has been recently spotted testing in Delhi. While the PSA Group has not confirmed if the Crossback is coming to India, there have been rumours that the company is actually contemplating bringing the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson rival to India.
The DS 7 Crossback was launched internationally in early 2017 and is available as a more luxurious version of the Citroen C5 Aircross. For the uninitiated, the PSA Group has a three-pillar strategy, under which the Peugeot will be an entry-level offering, Citroen a mid-tier model, and DS a premium offering.
The DS 7 Crossback shares its underpinnings with the Citroen C5 Aircross, a model that is coming to India. The latter will launch here in 2019. Both the models are underpinned by the EMP-2 platform and are powered by the same PureTech petrol end BlueHDI diesel engines.
The DS 7 Crossback being tested in India could be responsible for platform sharing or the company could be even running the model on Indian roads to catch the attention of the public.
The DS 7 Crossback is sold in many global markets with a range of engine options. The petrol motors on offer include 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre options while the diesel motors comprise 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre units. All the engine options are available with a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Next year, the Crossback will even get plug-in hybrid system that will pump out a maximum power of 300 hp and will come paired with an 8-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission (EAT8) and 4WD.
Meanwhile, the Citroen C5 Aircross, the direct relative of the DS 7 Crossback is expected to launch in India by mid-2019. It will be brought here through the CKD route and will cost roughly Rs 18 lakh.