DS 9 1.6 E-TENSE 4X4 Performance Line + 4dr EAT8 Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

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RRP £59,900What Car? Target Price£58,274
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors

On a purely subjective level, we can understand why you might view the DS 9 as a refreshing alternative to the big-selling German alternatives. Sadly, the reality is that those alternatives are better to drive, have more user-friendly infotainment systems and make more sense financially for most buyers.

The less expensive Performance Line+ version offers 19in alloys, LED headlights, electrically adjustable and heated front seats covered in leather, keyless entry and start, a 12in infotainment system and a reversing camera. You also get safety tech including blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance.

Range-topping plug-in hybrid version of the DS 9 is surprisingly quick (0-62mph in 5.6sec) and has four-wheel drive as standard. It's pure electric range fails to impress, though.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

256.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

510

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

41

g/km