2020 DS3 Crossback Review | Succeeding the DS3 (first sold under the Citroën blazon), this is a difficult exercise for the young French brand. The first generation has found its audience, and it is not a question of disappointing its aficionados. By becoming Crossback, it changes and also displays new ambitions.
After the shows, here she is now in the street! And that’s where we appreciate the proportions better. His look challenges. It does not go unnoticed, no doubt! The 2020 DS3 Crossback is all round, and very modern in the image of the lights. Some even see it as a concept car. We let you make your own opinion.
However, being so high on legs, it is difficult to make a connection with the first name. It had to stick to the philosophy and codes of the brand, hence the choice of a small crossover. Here is the link made with the “Crossback” in the appellation. To remember where it comes from, we find the shark fin, but here on the rear door at the amount B. A detail we love, the retractable handles.
2020 DS3 Crossback Interior
Inside, DS demonstrates the best of its know-how. The presentation flatters the eye, and the finishing details place it in the top of the basket. Some finely chosen materials have nothing to envy to the best on the segment. The remarkable upholstery first, then the leather veneer covered by superb stitching impress. Aluminum controls complete the picture. We regret for the rest of the plastics too granular low, which spoil a little work excellence of some coatings.
The technology is also on board with the disappearance of analog meters. The color screens take the power, and the main touch distills all the functions that we want today. Carplay and Android Auto, navigation and a good sound are part of the list. The pictograms of the buttons are not always very clear to distinguish, it will take a period of adaptation to get used to. On the other hand there is no legroom for the rear passengers. The trunk is a bit too modest.
2020 DS3 Crossback Engine Specs
Under the domed hood 2020 DS3 Crossback, a THP petrol of 155 horsepower. We already hear critics say, “That’s it? In any case, we will not have more for the moment, and we are content very well with his very honorable performances. The 240 Nm of torque, and the 0 to 100 km / h executed in 8.2 seconds have indeed nothing ridiculous. To accompany it, no manual gearbox, but an automatic 8-speed.
The set is rather convincing for everyday driving. In these conditions, we do not have much to complain about mechanics. Except when we start to tease the towers on the beautiful roads surrounding the hinterland of Nice. First the block is heard, the automatic transmission is hesitant, and must seriously monitor consumption that flirts easily with the 10 liters. The homologation driving program (called “normal” on the scoreboard), if we can say, is to be avoided, and we must take the reflex to activate the “sport” mode systematically, which we will call true “Normal”.
The rest of the time you feel pretty good at the wheel, taking advantage in the first place of the good comfort of the car. We worried a bit about that because of the big wheels, but it was not so. Once again at PSA the ground connections have been fine-tuned, with cash movements very well contained. Hence a very good compromise with the dynamism. Because the driver takes pleasure in his place.
The consistent and precise steering makes heading easier, and the curves are chained without hindrance. When it comes to just getting to a destination quietly by the highway, DS has not forgotten to equip its latest model with a level 2 autonomous driving assistance. For that, help to keep the line working together with intelligent cruise control.
The premium manufacturer tricolor did not just make a car at the level of the German competition. It supplants it in the choice of certain materials on board, at least equal in terms of technology and largely detached from the chapter of style. Because in terms of rates, The 2020 DS3 Crossback has nothing to envy to a Audi Q2 very well equipped to name just him. Still need to have the visual favorite. The future will tell.