[Video] New French President has bespoke DS 7 Crossback image

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.

[Video] New French President has bespoke DS 7 Crossback 5

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.