JUST a year after the official launch of the brand, and a mere matter of days after completing the modernisation of its entire European fleet, French car brand DS has again caused a stir with a unique vehicle: the DS E-TENSE.
Signalling its intention to the world, this one off product of traditional craftsmanship worthy of a premier French luxury house combines combines with digital technology to create a one-off concept car that stands out as much for its exterior design features as for the drive sensation it provides.
The experience is one of fine living, high-tech capability and exceptional performance in one sleek package. Encapsulating the brand’s technological and stylistic vision, this avant-garde creation opens the way to the future with a top-notch electric power train.
516 Nm and silence. 402 hp and zero emissions. 4.72 metres long and 1.29 high – the numbers and words that set the tone for the latest creation by DS, sure to turn heads when it makes its world debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.
To mark its second full year in operation, the young premium-market French brand has dreamt up a new model with state-of-the-art technology and refinement as its watchwords.
The words of the project team made up of designers and engineers who created the DS E-TENSE probably say it all, so we’ll leave them the last word.
“Our ambition was to create a high-performance electric GT. A car that embodies refinement, technology, and DS design. A car that inspires dreams. A car that gives you the overpowering urge to get behind the wheel.”