Peugeot is one of the many car makers which is planning to make an entry into India. Groupe PSA, or also known as the PSA Group, it is the largest car brand in France. Headquartered in Paris, Peugeot and Citroen are the two major car brands under the umbrella of Groupe PSA.
DS stands for Different Spirit or Distinctive Series. It is a sub brand of Citroen, which was first announced in 2009. This was a premium car brand. At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, DS showcased their first ever SUV, the DS7. The same has now been spied in India by folks at WheelBHP.
Spotted in Orange colour, similar to seen in many new cars of India, including the Tata Harrier, new DS7 SUV is already on sale in Europe, where it is priced from £28,050 ($36,949 or Rs 25 lakhs). It is a five seater premium SUV, which is a rival to the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLE, etc.
DS7 comes with multiple new impressive features. One of them is active-suspension setup which scans the road ahead and tunes the suspension accordingly – to deliver the best riding experience. A total of 4 interior choices are on offer – Bastille, Rivoli, Opera and Performance Line.
Powering the DS7 in the international market are a choice of petrol, diesel engines. Hybrid and pure electric options are also on offer. Petrol engines on offer are 1.2 liter (130 PS), 1.6 liter (180 PS and 225 PS) while diesel engines on offer are 1.5 liter (130 PS) and 2.0 liter (180 PS).
After trying to enter India on multiple occasions previously, Groupe PSA seems to be better prepared this time around. They have already inaugurated their engine manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu last month, and now have started testing cars on Indian roads. It is too early to comment if the DS7 will make it to India or not. But it does indicate that Peugeot plans to stay in India for good, this time around.