New French President's Limo Is A Throwback To Old School Convertible Power

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PSA's Citroen DS 7 Crossback hit the road for the very first time in France, with newly elected President Macron standing through the roof waving to the crowds along the Champs-Elysées.

The new DS 7 Crossback is a large SUV from Citroen's premium DS brand - got its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017; however, it hasn't been seen on the road yet.

The DS 7 is still some seven months away before it hits the road; however, the new SUV has managed to seize a very high-profile public driving appearance courtesy of the new French President, Emmanuel Macron.

DS has built a customised pre-production DS 7 Crossback for the newly elected French President to drive from his inauguration to the Champs-Elysees as he waved to the crowds.

Citroen has given this special DS 7 minor enhancements with a special ink Blue paint scheme, a 'Black Art' leather interior, 20-inch alloy wheels along with an opening roof.

French Presidents such as Charles de Gaulle used DS cars in the 1960s, Claude Pompidou chose the appealing SM version in the 1970s, Gerard d'Estaing a DS 23 Prestige, Francois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac continued with the same choice, and Jacques Chirac also followed with a DS 5 in 2012.

Even though the DS 7 Crossback was unveiled in February 2017, deliveries will begin in France in the month of January 2018.

The DS 7 Crossback is expected to be offered with three petrol and two diesel engines from the group, with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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Story first published: Monday, May 15, 2017, 15:36 [IST]
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