For the 2023 model year, DS 9 is changing with the introduction of DS IRIS SYSTEM, the new DS Automobiles multimedia system, and new interior trims.
On the French market, the range is made up of the three specifications, RIVOLI +, OPÉRA and the ESPRIT DE VOYAGE Collection, featuring an exclusive pale Pearl Grey interior.
The DS 9 range is fully electrified with two plug-in hybrid E-TENSE 250 and E-TENSE 4x4 360 drivetrains with on the road prices between 67,000 and 87,000 euros.
The opportunity to explore these new features is being offered during test drives in the Lyon region through experiencing the French art of travel’s enjoyment of the finer things in life.
New DS IRIS SYSTEM multimedia
Besides a new design of instrument display, DS 9 M.Y. 23 gets the new DS IRIS SYSTEM multimedia. This features a fully revised interface that can be completely configured and personalised, and is responsive, slick and aided by IRIS natural voice recognition. The high-resolution 12" touchscreen displays a menu made up of widgets to access all functions with a single movement controlling 3D connected navigation, air conditioning, digital audio sources and all trip data. This user-friendly screen also allows you to see a 360° view, provided by new high-resolution digital cameras, or to access the Mirror Screen, CarPlay and Android Auto functions via Wi-Fi or through USB C ports.
Connected Navigation helps the driver by choosing the best route. It monitors traffic conditions and calculates the best routes in real time. The screen displays danger zones, including speed checks (depending on the country’s legislation), weather forecasts, place and prices of petrol stations or the location of public car parks and charging stations. For open-air parking, DS IRIS SYSTEM shows the probability level of finding a parking space street by street in major cities. All updates are carried out automatically.
DS IRIS SYSTEM is connected to the MyDS mobile app which allows you to send destinations from the smartphone to the DS 9’s screen, to program preconditioning of cockpit ventilation or battery charging, to consult the state of battery charge or data from previous trips, to receive proactive maintenance alerts or to use digital remote control to lock and unlock the doors, turn the lights on and sound the horn.
New OPÉRA specification
In France, the range is made up of three trim levels: RIVOLI +, OPÉRA and ESPRIT DE VOYAGE Collection.
The RIVOLI + specification features all DS 9’s elegance and refinement with heated, massaging and cooled front seats, the Extended Safety Package with DS DRIVE ASSIST Level 2 semi-autonomous driving, the DS IRIS SYSTEM multimedia, DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION camera-controlled damping and front and rear park assist with 360 Vision. The interior is made up of Basalt Black grain leather seats, door panels in diamond pattern Basalt Black nappa leather, a mistral nappa leather dashboard, a centre console in Basalt Black nappa leather and a Basalt Black grain leather steering wheel.
This range-topping OPÉRA offering introduces lots of standard equipment, technology such as DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION camera-controlled damping, the Extended Safety Pack with DS DRIVE ASSIST level 2 semi-autonomous driving, DS DRIVER ATTENTION MONITORING and DS NIGHT VISION, and comfort-focused such as the FOCAL Electra® sound system, the DS Lounge Pack for rear passengers, including the Premium Leather rear centre armrest, the Lounge head restraints for the outer seats, courtesy button to move the front passenger seat forwards from the rear seats, extended dual-zone automatic air conditioning and heated, massaging and cooled outer rear seats, as well as the sunroof, power bootlid, heated windscreen and alarm.
This new OPÉRA specification is offered with three interiors in distinctive colours: RUBY RED OPÉRA, BASALT BLACK OPÉRA as well as a new PEARL GREY OPÉRA.
OPERA’s elegance is embodied by Nappa leather seats featuring a DS logo embossed on the front of the head restraint, the rear seats, centre console and large dashboard, regardless of the colour chosen. The RUBY RED and BASALT BLACK interiors also get exclusive Art Leather trim for an attractive appearance. Also new to DS 9 M.Y. 23, the Alcantara® headlining takes on a Pebble Grey colour, bathing the cockpit in a soft light.
DS 9 OPÉRA is offered at the price of 75,600 euros for the E-TENSE 250 plug-in hybrid drivetrain and 85,450 euros for the E-TENSE 4x4 360 version.
ESPRIT DE VOYAGE Collection: remarkable expertise
The ESPRIT DE VOYAGE Collection is available on DS 9 M.Y. 23. As with high fashion houses and in line with the French art of travel, DS Automobiles showcases unique refinement characterised by an exclusive pale leather interior.
Light and bright colours finish off the interior with seats entirely from Pearl Grey Nappa leather watchstrap upholstery. The centre console, dashboard and door panel trim are all in Pearl Grey Nappa Leather.
The headlining is completely clad in Pebble Grey Alcantara® and the door armrests also take up this Pearl Grey colour, as does the braid on the front and rear floor mats, which showcase a special Zéphir stitching.
On the panel under the central screen, the Pearl Grey nappa leather is heat-embossed with a technique developed by the DS Automobiles craftspeople to give relief to this unique shape. Inherited from the iconic guilloche embossed inserts from Parisian watchmakers, Clous de Paris marks the location of DS DESIGN STUDIO PARIS from which rays radiate tracing a map of Europe. This design created for the ESPRIT DE VOYAGE Collection is executed in multiple ways for this Collection. These lines are repeated on the sills and badges for the front doors, as well as by laser engraving on the mirror housings.
The high-quality materials accompany other cockpit features with a Basalt Black grain leather steering wheel, a Basalt Black Nappa Leather dashboard top and a Black Alcantara® rear shelf.
Externally, the E-TENSE 250 version stands out on new 19" CHAMBORD wheels with matt Anthra Grey trim, while the E-TENSE 4x4 360 model retains the 20" MUNICH wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
DS 9 M.Y. 23 ESPRIT DE VOYAGE is available in four colours: Crystal Pearl, Midnight Blue, Platinum Grey and Perla Nera Black.
In France, DS 9 ESPRIT DE VOYAGE is offered at the price of 77,150 euros for the E-TENSE 250 plug-in hybrid drivetrain and 87,000 euros for the E-TENSE 4x4 360 version.
100% plug-in hybrid drivetrains up to 360 horsepower
DS 9 M.Y. 23 is 100% plug-in hybrid with 250 horsepower and 360 horsepower four-wheel drive offerings.
At the top of the range, DS 9 M.Y. 23 E-TENSE 4x4 360 has a 4-cylinder, 200 horsepower engine and two electric motors, one of 110 horsepower (integrated into the gearbox at the front) and the other 113 horsepower (linked to the rear axle), with an intelligent four-wheel drive transmission. The 15.6 kWh battery benefits from advanced management for saving energy to handle various applications.
The top speed of DS 9 M.Y. 23 E-TENSE 4x4 360 is electronically limited to 250 km/h, with the ability to reach 140 km/h on electric power alone. The 0 to 100 km/h is covered in 5.6 seconds and the 1,000-metre start-stop is completed in 25.4 seconds.
In zero-emissions mode, DS 9 M.Y. 23 E-TENSE 4x4 360 travels 65 kilometres on the WLTP urban cycle or 62 kilometres on the WLTP combined cycle. Fuel consumption is restricted to 1.5 litres / 100 km with CO2 emissions homologated to 35 g/km according to the WLTP cycle.
DS 9 E-TENSE 250 features a 200 horsepower PureTech 4-cylinder engine, backed up by an 80 kW (110 horsepower) electric motor. The 15.6 kWh battery can travel up to 84 kilometres according to the WLTP urban cycle (EAER City used by the tax authorities) or up to 74 kilometres on the WLTP combined cycle. The 7.4 kW on-board charger enables charging from 0 to 100% in 2hr 23.
CO2 emissions fall to just 22 g/km with a homologated fuel consumption of 1.0 litre / 100 km according to the WLTP combined cycle.