This is the French Republic’s new head of state presidential car – and not a surprise since they used lots of cars from the PSA Peugeot Citroen group, some of them equally quirky.
While Citroen was usually the quirkiness address – with the C6, DS or SM – this time around the fresh president has chosen an interesting model. We’re talking about the DS 7 Crossback, which is – according to the international trend – an SUV, not a limousine. This is also the first DS 7 seen on public roads – so we’re betting there’s yet another agreement between the automaker and the presidency office. The DS 7 Crossback was first seen during the new French president’s inauguration, some months ahead of the official release date in France which is January 2018.
It comes with an Ink Blue hue, 5th republic signature badging, and a flag holder, but mostly Macron’s DS distinguishes itself via the convertible soft top – which is not going to be offered on the standard model. This bespoke DS 7 Crossback also gets black leather upholstery tailored by Atelier Maury, a French decorative specialist, 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels with gold elements, the DS Active Scan Suspension, and the DS Connected Pilot suite. We’re also pretty sure the presidential SUV uses the 225-hp engine seen on the top trim.