5 April 2024

Hybrid powertrains for DS models

New hybrid powertrains are being added to the DS 3 and DS 4 models options in the DS Automobiles division of the Stellantis Group, writes Brian Byrne. The units are claimed to be up to 20pc more fuel efficient than the standard petrol engine offerings.

The self-charging hybrid technology incorporates a 1.2 136hp petrol engine with a 6-speed automatic that has the electric motor integrated. The battery is under the floor, so boot capacity isn't affected.

The hybrids offer improved acceleration in both models, and in use in urban driving can operate in EV mode for more than 50pc of the time.

Irish market availability and pricing will follow.