• S 3 CROSSBACK marks a significant moment :
  • As the first product on Groupe PSA’s ‘Common Modular Platform’ (CMP) DS 3 CROSSBACK brings new levels of packaging, ride comfort and handling
  • Availble in Petrol, Diesel or E-TENSE (BEV) power units
  • A range of trim level choices includes the Launch Edition highly-specified model – La Premiere
  • Initially there is a choice of 15 models ranging in price from £21,550 to £33,950


DS 3 CROSSBACK is a ‘Premium B SUV’ that arrives in UK DS showrooms in May 2019 with distinctive sculptural styling and exceptional proportions, initially available with the choice of Petrol or Diesel Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) or later in 2019 with ‘E-TENSE’ (as a BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle).

Built on Groupe PSA’s all-new ‘Common Modular Platform’ (CMP) that combines exclusive technologies and takes refinement to a new level. DS 3 CROSSBACK is both a city car and a long-distance road car. Pushing conventions aside, it opts for spectacular technologies including DS MATRIX LED VISION headlights, flush door handles that deploy automatically and a fully-digital driving display. These advanced features go hand in hand with a sense of refined comfort, a rich array of safety equipment and driver assistance functions and unequalled acoustic excellence. Powerful and sculptural, DS 3 CROSSBACK is for all those looking for a car with instant appeal that is stylish, high-tech, comfortable and dynamic.

“DS 3 CROSSBACK fits perfectly into the second generation DS: technology leadership and unequalled sophistication. With DS 3 CROSSBACK, DS Automobiles writes a new chapter in its history: electrification. With the E-TENSE version, DS 3 CROSSBACK is 100% electric, with no compromises over style and benefits.” Yves Bonnefont, CEO of DS Automobiles

“Viewed from the side or the rear, DS 3 CROSSBACK is a vehicle of perfect proportions with its large wheels, well-proportioned length and strong on-road stance. From first glance, you can see that it is unlike other cars. Simple, sculptural lines expressing performance and strength, enhanced by a bewitching light signature.” This is how Thierry Metroz, DS Design Director, describes the new model by DS Automobiles.

DS 3 CROSSBACK is identifiable at first glance as a premium, compact SUV, with its moderate length of 4.12m, broad on-road stance and large wheels (690mm, 18’’) and raised ground clearance.


At the front, the DS WINGS form a finely chiselled setting for the sculpted, vertical lines of the emblematic DS grille. The DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) with their pearl-like vertical LEDs and the tapered headlights of the DS MATRIX LED VISION system suggest a contemporary edge and performance. An impression reinforced by the wide ribbed horizontal bonnet.

Attention-to-detail is a hallmark of the DS brand and is visible everywhere, starting with the vehicle exterior:

  • the non-visible weather-strip seals,
  • the elegant flush-fitting door handles,
  • the roof line is clean, with no visible aerial antenna,
  • the roof and body in contrasting colours,
  • the iconic side shark fin,
  • and chrome-finished twin tailpipes on ICE engine models 

The rear sits squarely on the road, its broad, powerful shoulders striking an evocative note of imposing style. It is also elegant with a high-tech rear LED light signature complemented by a surround that in the centre references the CROSSBACK name.

DS 3 CROSSBACK hosts a range of technologically advanced features that will ensure unique USPs and desire for the product in the Premium B SUV sector.

Flush-fitting door handles
The folding flush-fitting door handles are both elegant and modern. Premiered at the start of the summer on the DS X E-Tense Dream Car, this exclusive technology is new to this sector. The principle is simple: the door handles are available to users when required. The rest of the time, they fold flush into the vehicle sides. Moreover, with Proximity Keyless Entry and Start, the magic takes place as the key holder approaches the car. Within a radius of 1.5 metres, the car unlocks and the four handles deploy automatically so the driver and passengers simply get in and drive away. Similarly, the door handles retract and the vehicle locks automatically as they walk away from it.

Video film: DS 3 CROSSBACK Flush-fitting door handles

This new headlight system, equipped with Matrix Beam technology, offers the driver optimum lighting and allows them to drive with full beam headlights without ever dazzling other road users. These latest generation headlights automatically adapt their light beams according to the traffic conditions, to maintain optimum lighting for the driver.

The Matrix Beam module consists of independent segments, which come on and go out gradually, segment by segment, depending on the driving conditions detected by the camera at the top of the windscreen.


This system combines the new Active Cruise Control and the Lane Keeping Assist to manage driving in semi-autonomous mode, in specific conditions. The vehicle manages steering and speed.

DS DRIVE ASSIST is active at speeds between 40mph and 110mph (if/where the law permits).


To personalise their DS 3 CROSSBACK, potential owners have many choices and options to select from.

It all starts on the outside: nine themed wheel designs, ten body colours – including the attractive Millennium Blue that adorns the DS X E-Tense Dream-Car with the DS vision for 2035 – and three roof colours make up the initial personalisation process. Customers can choose from an extensive range of combinations for a highly personalised result.

The ultimate aspect of the personalisation process is expressed with five ‘DS Inspirations’:

DS MONTMARTRE, DS BASTILLE, DS PERFORMANCE Line, DS RIVOLI, DS OPERA and for the ultimate expression with La Première limited edition. These Inspirations mix and match colours and materials inside and outside the car, to meet individual tastes and requirements.

The Inspirations set their stamp on the interior styling for a chic, modern result, featuring grained or full-grain Nappa leather with an ‘Art Leather’ finish, top-stitching in a pearl or diamond pattern, braided textiles, Alcantara®, a steering wheel fully upholstered in full-grain leather including the airbag cushion and chrome trim features with a Paris Hobnail guilloche design.

On the outside, the Inspirations add specific notes of detail such as the signatures on the bonnet and lower doors or the chrome trim features at the front and at the rear with a gloss, satin or textured shimmering black finish.

Attention-to-detail for a sense of extreme refinement

The coherent approach of DS interior design is also visible in the central console, inherited from DS 7 CROSSBACK. This elegant, stylish central console with its gearbox controls, toggle switches and electric handbrake also meets day-to-day passenger needs, with a smartphone charging pad, an array of storage compartments including cup holders, and a broad, functional sliding armrest.

Illustrating this attention-to-detail, the original DS signature and brand emblem is present as a key theme and influence on many interior style features: the spectacular central fascia with its touch controls, the central and side air vents (built into the doors), the screen scenography, etc.

Sensory comfort
With DS 3 CROSSBACK, occupants enjoy a level of comfort worthy of vehicles that occupy upper segments of the market. Comfort clearly starts with the seats. The body-hugging driver and passenger seats feature innovative bi-density foam for greater quality, without forgetting the electric control and heating functions. When the vehicle starts moving, the excellent NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) isolation provides high levels of comfort from the new platform of DS 3 CROSSBACK.

Key equipment on DS 3 CROSSBACK – Elegance models

Charismatic Design
17 inch Grey Anthracite diamond-cut alloy wheels with Black DS centre caps
Chromed flush-fitting door handles and matt back exterior door mirrors
Advanced Technology
Hill assist, electric parking brake and vehicle speed limit warning
Rear parking sensors
Safety Park, which includes Emergency Braking System, Land Keeping Assist, Speed recognition and Intelligent Speed Adaptation
Safety & Security features:
Driver and passenger front, rear lateral and curtain airbags
Alarm system
Space saver spare wheel
Keyless start
Air conditioning
USB connection
7 inch touchscreen, with Mirror Screen (for Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto®)
DAB digital radio with eight speakers
Acoustic and tinted windscreen
Automatic Halogen lights
Two rear ISOFIX seat mounting points
DS Inspiration MONTMARTRE – Bronze Meteorite cloth seats
Height adjustable front seats with 60/40 split seats backrest
Leather steering wheel incorporating driver’s airbag

PERFORMANCE Line models (over and above the Elegance trim specification)
17 inch Black Onyx alloy wheels with Red Carmine DS wheel centres
Gloss black, electronically folding, electrochromatic and heated exterior door mirrors
Dark tinted rear windows
DS 3D LED rear lights
DS Inspiration PERFORMANCE Line
Black Basalt woven cloth seats with Alcantara® décor
Black perforated leather steering wheel and central armrest
Aluminium sports pedals, front and rear carpet mats and chromed door entry sill

PRESTIGE models (over and above the PERFORMANCE Line trim specification)
17 inch Black Onyx alloy wheels with black DS wheel centres
Automatic air conditioning
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
Automatic front windscreen wiper activation
Two front USB connection points
Front (and rear) parking sensors
10 inch HD touchscreen
DS Connected 3D Navigation system and Wi-Fi
DS Inspiration BASTILLE LEATHER – Black Basalt grained leather seats
Bronze décor with light grey interior roof lining

ULTRA PRESTIGE models (over and above the Prestige trim specification)
18 inch Grey Furtive diamond-cut alloy wheels with black DS wheel centres
Head-up display
Proximity keyless entry and start
DS SENSORIAL DRIVE – Cashmere or Titanium modes
DS MATRIX LED VISION headlamps and LED daytime running lights
Advanced Safety Pack, with extended emergency braking system, extended Lane Keeping Assist and blind spot detection
Reversing camera
DS Inspiration OPERA with Art Black Basalt Nappa leather seats with watchstrap design
Art Black Basalt décor with Pearl stitching
Black premium leather steering wheel
Driver’s electric lumbar adjustment with massage function and heater on front seats

LA PREMIERE Launch Edition model (over and above the Ultra Prestige trim specification)
18 inch Black Onyx diamond-cut alloy wheels with black DS logo wheel centres
Premium Advanced Safety Pack includes Advanced Safety Pack, Active Blind Spot detection and speed limit recognition and recommendation
DS DRIVE ASSIST (Active cruise control with Stop & Go function, Land keeping assist)
High Beam Assist
Wireless charging for Smartphone
DS Inspiration OPERA Le Premiere with Art Rubis Nappa leather seats with watchstrap design


ENGINE PureTech PureTech PureTech BlueHDi
  100 130 155 100
  Manual Automatic Automatic Manual
Capacity (cc) / Cylinders 1199 / 3 1199 / 3 1199 / 3 1499 / 4
Max power CEE (hp/kW) 101 / 74  131 / 96 155 / 114  102 / 75
/rpm 5500 5500 5500 3500
Max torque CEE (Nm/rpm) 205 / 1750  230 / 1750 240 / 1750 250 / 1750
Bore & Stroke (mm) 75 x 90.5 75 x 90.5 75 x 90.5 75 x 84.8
Fuel system Turbo Turbo  Turbo  Turbo
Euro status  6.3  6.3 6.3 6.2
Stop and Start function S&S  S&S S&S  S&S
TRANSMISSION – Number of gears 6-speed Man  EAT8 EAT8  6-speed Man
PERFORMANCE – Max speed (mph)  112 124 129  112
FUEL CONSUMPTION (WLTP) Vehicle Vehicle  Vehicle Vehicle
  Low – High Low – High Low – High Low – High
Low (mpg) 42.9 – 41.0 37.4 – 34.1 36.1 – 33.2 58.0 – 54.7
Medium (mpg) 54.9 – 49.7  47.9 – 44.5  46.4 – 44.3  66.9 – 60.0
High (mpg)  61.2 – 53.1  55.5 – 49.8  54.0 – 49.7 72.7 – 61.9
Extra High (mpg) 48.2 – 41.4 45.2 – 39.3  43.9 – 38.7 55.7 – 46.8
Combined (mpg)  52.0 – 46.0  47.1 – 42.2 45.7 – 41.7 62.7 – 54.4
CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km)  105 – 113  109 – 117  121 – 128 97 – 102
Mass in running order  1245  1280  1280 1280
Kerb Weight (exc. Driver)  1170 1205  1205 1205
Mass in service 1276  1310  1316 1310
Payload  480 495  500 490
Max laden weight (Gross vehicle) 1650  1700  1705 1695
Gross train weight  2850  2900  2905 2895
Max plated front axle  930 930 930 930
Max plated rear axle 920 920  920 920
Max towing weight braked/unbraked 1200/620 1200/640 1200/640  1200/640
Max tow hitch download  48 48  48  48
Length 4,118 4,118 4,118  4,118 
Width (exc. mirrors)  1,791 1,791 1,791 1,791 
Height  1,523 1,523  1,523 1,523 
 Wheelbase 2,558  2,556 2,556 2,556

DS 3 CROSSBACK is initially available to select with Petrol or Diesel (ICE – Internal Combustion Engines) or later in 2019 with E-TENSE (as a BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle).

For those who choose Petrol, DS 3 CROSSBACK is available with a choice of powerful and efficient award-winning PureTech engines with outputs of 100hp, 130hp and the new 155hp. With 200-bar, direct-injection and Stop & Start technology, they ensure reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The 100hp PureTech has a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the 130hp and 155hp get the eight-speed Electronically-selected Automatic Transmission (EAT8).

For customers preferring Diesel, the new BlueHDi 1.5-litre engine with Stop & Start technology offers 100hp with a 6-speed manual gearbox and provides power and efficiency with optimised CO2 and NOx emissions to the latest WLTP-compliant Euro 6.2 standard.



DS 3 CROSSBACK is available with Petrol or Diesel (ICE) power units, and later in 2019 with 100% electric E-Tense (BEV) versions importantly with no compromise in styling or equipment.

With DS 3 CROSSBACK, the dream of a stylish electric vehicle becomes a reality. This first vehicle with distinctive and bold styling will be available from the second half of 2019 with an all-electric motor with advanced performance. It will deliver more than 186 miles of autonomy – WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) drive cycle, corresponding to a range of 280 miles in NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with a function to charge the battery to 80% in 30 minutes. This advanced level of performance does not detract from interior space. The compact, large capacity battery and also re-charged with an 11kW Wallbox charger in five hours to fully charge or in 90 minutes with a 100kW public fast charging solution.

An easy-to-drive electric motor with advanced performance in 2019

The electric drivetrain of DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE comprises:

  • an electric motor of 100kW / 136hp
  • a 50kWh lithium-ion battery located under the floor
  • a regenerative braking system and deceleration system
  • Charging system allows all recharging solutions available (home, Wallbox and fast charging)
  • a new-generation heat pump for climate control in the cabin.

A system delivering high standards of performance:

  • range of 186-miles on the WLTP drive cycle and 280miles on the NEDC drive cycle
  • Torque of 260Nm permits 0 to 30mph in 3 seconds and 0 to 62mph in 8.7 seconds

Unique style features of DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE include the Anthra Grey radiator grille
DS bonnet badge and tailgate E-TENSE signature badging
Rear bumper without twin tailpipes
18 inch KYOTO alloy wheels
Style and electric functions on the digital instrumentation panel
Automatic reduction gearbox with embossed E-TENSE logo gear level
Charging connection point behind filler door

Customer benefits over ICE engines;
Taxation and usage costs / Driving in large towns and cities
Respect for the environment / Good useable driving range
Performance and driving pleasure / Interior space maintained
Core vehicle features retained and with same desirable appearance
Unlimited access to urban areas

There are four models in the UK range – Elegance, PERFORMANCE Line, Prestige and Ultra Prestige – with a highly specified Launch Edition exclusive model– La Premiere model.

La Première – Launch Edition
PureTech 130 Automatic 117 £32,450
PureTech 155 Automatic 128 £33,950
Ultra Prestige
PureTech 130 Automatic 117 £30,950
PureTech 155 Automatic 128 £32,450
PureTech 100 Manual 113 £24,950
PureTech 130 Automatic 117 £27,950
PureTech 155 Automatic 128 £29,450
BlueHDi 100 Manual  102  £27,100
PureTech 100 Manual 113 £22,950
PureTech 130 Automatic 117 £25,950
PureTech 155 Automatic 128 £27,450
BlueHDi 100 Manual 102 £25,100
PureTech 100 Manual 113 £21,550
PureTech 130 Automatic 117  £24,550
BlueHDi 100 Manual 102  £23,700

DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE (BEV) pricing will be announced nearer the time of its arrival in the UK later in 2019.

Customers who wish to be among the first to drive DS 3 CROSSBACK can reserve one by declaring an interest / order at DS outlets in the UK or online at www.DSautomobiles.co.uk

Young French brand, DS Automobiles was launched in 2015. Its ambition is to embody, in the automotive industry, the French luxury know-how. Driven by its outstanding product heritage and avant-garde spirit, DS perpetuates the values of innovation and distinction inherited from the first DS, launched in 1955, and opens a new territory in the premium automotive market.

The first model of the second-generation DS range, DS 7 CROSSBACK, the SUV with innovative savoir-faire, opens a range of six global vehicles with one launch per year. Therefore, in September 2018, the DS brand presents its next – its new ‘Premium B SUV’, DS 3 CROSSBACK, the high-tech style icon, and with its 100% electric version E-TENSE.

Available in 2019, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4X4 – the PHEV hybrid powertrain by DS – and DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE – the first ever full electric DS car – delivers the strategy of electrification availability over the entire range.

Designed for customers looking for a means to express themselves as individuals, DS cars stand apart through their avant-garde design, refinement in every detail, advanced technologies and dynamic serenity.

For its discerning customers, who demand personalisation and exclusivity, DS Automobiles has created ‘ONLY YOU, the DS experience’, as a programme of exclusive services for a unique brand experience.

DS models are distributed via DS STORES and DS SALONS, comprising the new network exclusive to DS Automobiles. The DS brand has 450 sites open at the start of 2019, including DS WORLD PARIS, its flagship at 33 Rue François 1er in Paris.