The new DS7 Crossback Elysee has entered the service fleet of French President Emmanuel Macron, which differs from the previous wheelbase stretched by 20 centimeters. This is an armored version of the civilian model, which is equipped with bulletproof glass, “captain” seats, a special communications system and flashing beacons. Under the hood of such a car is a hybrid power plant with 300 horsepower.
When the DS 7 Crossback hit the market in 2017, which coincided with Emmanuel Macron’s assumption of the presidency of France, the crossover was considered the brand’s most technologically advanced model. Four years later, Macron changed the car to a more modern one: the “presidential” crossover was built on the basis of the all-wheel drive hybrid version of the E-Tense 300.
The power plant includes a 1.6-liter “turbo four” and an electric motor on the rear axle, which develop a total of 300 horsepower.
An elongated version of the crossover with a more spacious interior was prepared for Macron: the wheelbase increased by 20 millimeters, up to 2938 millimeters, and the length of the car is 4,790 millimeters. Not without armor, although the automaker does not provide the level of protection, noting only bulletproof glass.
On the second row, instead of a standard sofa, two separate armchairs were installed, equipped with heating, ventilation and electrical adjustments. The seats are separated by a wide center tunnel with remote control, paper holder, wireless smartphone charger and multiple USB ports. Other features of the “presidential” DS7 Crossback include 20-inch wheels, folding flagpoles on the front fenders and flashing beacons built into the grille.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of DS 7 Crossback from the FineAuto team: