PSA Will Launch An Electric Mini SUV Under The DS Brand On The New E-Platform
At the autumn motor show in Paris, an interesting debut of an all-electric subcompact crossover possibly named DS 3 Crossback of the PSA Group’s premium DS brand is expected. This is the first car of the French automaker, which is built on a new CMP platform, designed for electric vehicles, the Auto Express informs.
This architecture has been first used on the DS model, not on Peugeot or Citroen, because The French position their young premium brand as the most technologically advanced in the PSA. After 2025, DS Automobiles will sell exclusively plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars.
Exact technical data are not yet available. The automaker promises that it will be a worthy rival in the EV segment, which will compete with the charismatic Hyundai Kona EV.
A couple of years ago PSA reported that all-electric version of the CMP platform would support smaller electric cars with a battery pack of up to 50 kWh providing a maximum power reserve of 451 km (280 miles).
Following the arrival of the all-electric DS 3 SUV in 2019, electric modifications of the next-generation Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa will come. They will have the same e-CMP chassis.