Antonio Felix Da Costa secures first podium with DS TECHEETAH
Santiago, 20 January 2020
In scorching heat at today’s Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix, new DS TECHEETAH driver, Antonio Felix Da Costa secured his first podium and second place for the team.
Moving through the pack from P10 on the grid with some stellar race moves saw the Portuguese driver lead the race until the very final lap when he had to slow down to cool the temperature in the car to be able to finish the race.
HOW A QUICK BACK-MASSAGE COULD BE THE KEY TO SAFER AND HAPPIER BRITISH ROADS ON ‘BLUE MONDAY’
January 20, 2020
As the UK prepares to face ‘Blue Monday’ on Monday 20 January, DS Automobiles is educating road users about the safety and wellbeing benefits of indulging in a quick back massage.
14 January 2020
After the first two races of the season in Riyadh, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship comes back to Chile for the third time in the history of the discipline on Saturday 18th January 2020.
DS BOOSTED BY STRONG SECOND-HALF GROWTH IN 2019 FOLLOWING ARRIVAL OF POPULAR DS 3 CROSSBACK
6 January 2020
Sales of DS Automobiles in 2019 saw a second-half year growth of 92% in a period of transformation following arrival of popular DS 3 CROSSBACK
DS CALLS TIME ON DANGEROUS NIGHT-TIME DAZZLE WITH CLEVER LED HEADLIGHTS
23 December 2019
DS Automobiles warns road users about the dangers of deadly night-time dazzle, as Brits prepare for an estimated 31 million trips in lead up to Christmas.
DS Automobiles is highlighting this important issue of light-blinding on UK roads with its innovative headlight technology; DS ACTIVE LED VISION on the Premium SUV - DS 7 CROSSBACK and DS MATRIX LED VISION beam system available on DS 3 CROSSBACK - the Premium Compact SUV.
GREAT PACE DESPITE CHALLENGES FOR DS TECHEETAH IN DIRIYAH
Paris, 25 November 2019
DS TECHEETAH had another tough day in Diriyah, with a podium in sight for Antonio Felix Da Costa before a drive through penalty saw him finish in P10.
DS AUTOMOBILES ANTI-FATIGUE TECHNOLOGY
19 November 2019
Innovative DS Automobiles’ driver monitoring technology is leading the charge ahead of a 2022 safety deadline that will mean all new EU cars must be fitted with fatigue alert systems.
The introduction of new laws passed earlier this year will make driver drowsiness and distraction warning mandatory on all new cars across the EU from 2022.
DS TECHEETAH COMPLETES A SUCCESSFUL TESTING WEEK IN VALENCIA
Paris, 21 October 2019
Formula E is back with a bang and has completed its first official test of the 2019/2020 season today in Valencia. The grid is now complete with 24 cars across 12 teams lining up in the Spanish sun to see what everyone has to bring into the sixth season of the all-electric championship.
DS TECHEETAH REVEALS THE DS E-TENSE FE20 FOR THE 2019/2020 ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP
Paris, 10 October 2019
The reigning ABB FIA Formula E champions, DS TECHEETAH, has today revealed its Season Six livery.
For the 2019/2020 season, the now famous black and gold livery strengthen its sporty look thanks to a frame reminiscent of its colours and icon, spread elegantly on several places of the car.
DS X SUPERCAR BLONDIE
5 October 2019
Here at DS Automobiles we've just filmed some exciting, exclusive footage of Supercar Blondie in our DS X E-TENSE. Follow us on Instagram to find out more #DSxSCB #DSXETENSE
DS CERTIFIED WINS WHAT CAR?
USED CAR SCHEME AWARD FOR 2020
3 October 2019
Judges recognised that for those looking to buy a used car, the DS Certified scheme offers the best combined and compelling offers with high-level preparation, attractive and high-spec products, generous warranty cover and customer wellbeing at its foundation
What Car? judges concluded DS Certified scheme was the best all-round used car provider with benefits that make it ‘a terrific deal and a worthy winner
DS STORE BIRMINGHAM NORTH OPENS TO WELCOME CUSTOMERS WITH
A NEW BOUTIQUE, PARISIAN CHIC ENVIRONMENT
24 September 2019
There is a premium Parisian environment waiting to greet prospective customers of DS cars at Birmingham North, with a DS dedicated new DS STORE that is opening in August 2019. DS STORE Birmingham North is located at 857 Tyburn Road, Birmingham B24 9NY and near the main arterial M6 motorway, with a brand-new showroom to represent the fast-emerging premium French car brand DS Automobiles, established recently in 2015.
FRANCE’S HOVERBOARD HERO
FRANKY ZAPATA ATTEMPTS TO CROSS THE CHANNEL
25 July 2019
If you were in Paris for Bastille Day last week you might have seen Franky Zapata soaring above the crowds on the Champs-Élysées. It impressed President Emmanuel Macron so much he tweeted about it afterwards.
DS 3 CROSSBACK talking point: FLUSH FITTING DOOR HANDLES
To create its luxury compact SUV, DS Automobiles has invested in the latest advanced technology. One of the features that has really caught people’s imagination is its FLUSH FITTING DOOR HANDLES.
LIVING WITH DS 7 CROSSBACK
11 July 2019
Mark Preston is team principal of DS TECHEETAH Formula E Team so we thought he’d be the ideal person to try out DS 7 CROSSBACK. He reveals how wireless mobile phone charging, avoiding bike-riding students and a ‘spooky’ parking experience made a big impression on him.
DS AUTOMOBILES AND RED
3 July 2019
Our partnership with Red is formed around a shared passion for style, quality and innovation.
It echoes DS Automobiles’ philosophy to employ French fashion houses as inspiration for the interiors of our cars. It sees us using the latest technology to make driving easy. And we’re putting the environment and our customers at the forefront of everything we do.
DS AUTOMOBILES PARTNER AT CHANTILLY ARTS & ELEGANCE RICHARD MILLE
Paris, June 20 2019
As a key partner for the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, DS Automobiles will be attending the 5th edition of this exceptional automotive event on Sunday 30 June 2019.
DS Automobiles is known for their heritage in avant-garde, elegance and modernity and will be showcasing the E-TENSE range - the latest electrified creations.
DS AUTOMOBILES SHOW STYLE AT THE PARIS FASHION WEEK®
Paris, June 18 2019
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode as part of the Paris Fashion Week® and the Haute Couture events.
We share with the fashion industry the same passion for style and a love of materials, and that's why, from June 18, DS Automobiles will accompany journalists, influencers and talents among the fashion capital with a fleet of DS 7 CROSSBACK SUVs proudly displaying the Paris Fashion Week® logo.
CURIOUS TO SEEK SANCTUARY SOMEWHERE SPECIAL?
12 June 2019
Imagine sleeping in a circular bed that rock star Robbie Williams was so taken with he tried to buy. Or perhaps enjoying a Parisian sanctuary that was the last building Oscar Wilde called home. Not many places in the world can lay claim to legends like that. A Curious Group of Hotels most certainly can. Read on to discover more.
DS MATRIX LED VISION
Tomorrow’s headlight technology on today’s compact car
10 June 2019
Imagine a world where your car’s headlights were so bright, there was no difference between driving at night or during the day. Yet at the same time dazzling other road users was never a concern. You don’t have to imagine any more because this feature is available on DS 3 CROSSBACK, the first time it’s been offered on this class of car.
PRIVATE CHEF AT HOME? IT'S MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK
10 June 2019
Britain is a country whose reputation for culinary excellence is growing rapidly. On average, 10% of our household expenditure goes on eating out or takeaway food, official figures say. But now there’s an alternative to eating restaurant-quality food out, find out more.
DS 7 CROSSBACK STARS IN A SHOOT ON SKYE
7 June 2019
There are some cars that even professional photographers struggle to make the camera love. DS 7 CROSSBACK isn’t among them. Car photographers claim DS 7 CROSSBACK is an easy car to make look good in pictures with its striking DS LED VISION headlights, chic silhouette and the three-dimensional appearance of the rear lights. To find out just how photogenic DS 7 CROSSBACK really is, we lent a Prestige model to photographer Stephen Fisher for a long weekend.
MAKING THE PERFECT MACARON IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK.
BUT YOU CAN LEARN HOW
7 June 2019
The macaron as we know it today – a pair of meringue shells with a buttercream or ganache centre – was invented. Over the intervening nine decades, macarons have become a symbol of luxury, in some people’s eyes even decadence. Now Mademoiselle Macaron wants to sate our craving for sweetness and indulgence.
DS 3 CROSSBACK STARS
AT HARVEY NICHOLS FASHION SHOW
30 May 2019
At DS Automobiles we like to embrace luxury in a unique way. Whether that’s through design, technology or the experiences we encourage drivers of our cars to enjoy. The Harvey Nichols SS19 Fashion Show and Afterparty, in partnership with DS Automobiles, embodied this philosophy with its suitably chic and cosmopolitan canal-side setting.
COME AND FEEL THE ÉNERGIE AT DS WORLD PARIS
3 May 2019
While DS Automobiles lights up Paris with its racing team, DS TECHEETAH, in the E-Prix at Invalides, the DS brand will be inviting the general public to come and recharge its batteries with the help of Patrick Braoudé. As of Thursday, 25 April, DS WORLD PARIS will be welcoming Énergie, a collection signed by the actor, director and now photographer, Patrick Braoudé.
The Louvre Pyramid
a tireless source of inspiration for DS Automobiles
29 March 2019
Inaugurated on 29 March 1989 by French President François Mitterrand, the Louvre Pyramid is today celebrating its 30th birthday. Throughout the year, DS Automobiles will be supporting the Louvre Museum by becoming a sponsor of the iconic Parisian construction, a symbol of modernity, innovation within tradition, and even disruption.
DS AUTOMOBILES ANNOUNCES ITS SUPPORT TO NEW KEW EXHIBITION
29 March 2019
DS Automobiles is the Official Supporter of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the ‘Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature’ Exhibition that is being displayed from mid-April.
FERNANDO COSTA TAKES UP RESIDENCY AT DS WORLD PARIS
ALONGSIDE DS 3 CROSSBACK
7 November 2018
For its autumn season, DS WORLD PARIS is celebrating the work of the French sculptor-welder Fernando Costa alongside DS 3 CROSSBACK, the all-new DS model voted “Best Production Car”
DS AUTOMOBILES, SPONSOR OF THE EXHIBITION A DREAM OF ITALY
THE MARQUIS CAMPANA’S COLLECTION AT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
7 November 2018
A sponsor of the Louvre, DS Automobiles is supporting the exhibition that opens its doors to the public today: A dream of Italy: the Marquis Campana’s collection. A major event in the museum’s autumn/winter programming, this unprecedented retrospective brings together five hundred works including many masterpieces.
2018 PARIS MOTOR SHOW
DS 3 CROSSBACK "BEST PRODUCTION CAR"
18 October 2018
One month after its unveiling, DS 3 CROSSBACK has already taken its first award: the SUV was voted "Best production car" at the 2018 Paris Motor Show by the Grand Prix Auto Plus - RTL - Turbo.
RED MAGAZINE SMART WOMEN WEEK WITH DS AUTOMOBILES
11 October 2018
Smart Women Week is an annual event hosted by Red Magazine, providing information, inspiration and tools to live a healthier, happier life. The event consists of career masterclasses, style and beauty tutorials, wellbeing insight, exclusive fitness classes and networking sessions which are hosted by some of the world’s most renowned business talent and top social influencers, alongside Red Magazines’ editorial experts.
2018 PARIS MOTOR SHOW
3 October 2018
Experience something remarkable when you visit the DS stand at the Paris Motor Show from 4-14th October 2018 at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Paris.
ENGINES WITH OUR AVANT-GARDE TECHNOLOGY CONFORM TO 2020 EURO 6D WLTP EMISSIONS STANDARD
The brand’s models are ahead of their time by complying with the most stringent Euro 6d emissions threshold, now assessed as part of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
THE PURETECH 110 WINS ENGINE OF THE YEAR 2018
19 June 2018
On 5 June 2018, the 20th International Engine of the Year awards jury, meeting in Stuttgart Germany and made up of 70 international motoring journalists, gave our PureTech 110 engine the world-wide accolade for the fourth straight year.
JEAN-ÉRIC VERGNE AND ANDRÉ LOTTERER, DS PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT DRIVERS
15 June 2018
DS Performance's private development programme starts as the clock ticks down to the start of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship. In their role as development drivers for DS Performance, Jean-Éric Vergne and André Lotterer have driven DS Automobiles’ new all-electric single-seater, DS E-Tense FE 19 at Calafat, Spain. DS Automobiles will be the only French carmaker involved in Formula E from next season.
DS X E-TENSE: OUR DREAM FOR 2035
26 April 2018
Close your eyes and allow your imagination to envisage what the car of your dreams might look like in 2035. Use your senses to picture how new bodyshapes, new materials and new technologies might combine to produce a vehicle that will epitomise future luxury on four wheels. This is the stimulating assignment the team at DS Automobiles were given – to imagine what a dream car could look like in 2035. The fruit of their labour and collective fantasy is DS X E-TENSE, a car of incomparable refinement.
DS AUTOMOBILES CONTRIBUTES TO GASTRONOMIC EXCELLENCE
20 April 2018
Excitement at the Pavillon Ledoyen restaurant! Under the guidance of Thierry Métroz, DS Design Director and Yannick Alléno, 3-star Michelin chef, the new gastronomic cuisine is running at full capacity.
THE DS BRAND ACCELERATES ITS DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AMERICA WITH THE INAUGURATION OF BOGOTÁ DS STORE AND DS 7 CROSSBACK LAUNCH
On Wednesday, 14 March 2018, in front of an audience packed with VIPs, journalists, and potential customers, Eric Apode, DS Vice-President of Product and Development, and Alfonso Márquez de la Plata, CEO of the DERCO Group, inaugurated the Bogotá DS STORE and launched DS 7 CROSSBACK that is already available for orders.
DS E-TENSE FE 19 BY DS AUTOMOBILES, THE SHOWCASE OF FRENCH KNOWHOW IN FORMULA E
DS Automobiles, who have contested the FIA Formula E Championship since the 2015/2016 campaign, will be the competition's only French FIA-approved constructor in Season 5 (2018/2019) when a new generation of all-electric single-seater racing cars will go head-to-head for the very first time.
Discover in exclusivity our latest all-electric Formula E challenger, DS E-TENSE FE 19
DS 7 CROSSBACK RECENTLY WON THE GRAND PRIX FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR
During this evening’s opening ceremony for the 33rd Festival Automobile International, Thierry Métroz, DS style director, received the ‘Award for Best Interior’ for DS 7 CROSSBACK, presented by Etienne Gernelle, president and CEO of Le Point magazine.
DS 7 CROSSBACK TO MAKE A FESTIVAL APPEARANCE AT LES INVALIDES IN PARIS
From 31 January to 4 February 2018, DS 7 CROSSBACK will be presented at the 33rd annual Festival Automobile International in Paris. Presidential DS 7 CROSSBACK will be showcased, a remarkable car specially designed for the inauguration of the 25th President of France, Emmanuel Macron. This model is a standard-bearer for the excellence of French savoir-faire. Alongside the presidential model, other DS 7 CROSSBACK models will be presented and offered for test drives on the streets of Paris, an exclusive, unique experience. Visitors can choose to drive between DS 7 CROSSBACK with Inspiration DS Opéra or DS 7 CROSSBACK with Inspiration DS Performance Line.
DS AUTOMOBILES AND YANNICK ALLÉNO TEAM UP IN THE REBIRTH OF THE PAVILLON LEDOYEN IN PARIS
A few months ago, Yannick Alléno offered a challenge to the design teams at DS Automobiles, to create the new kitchens at the Pavillon Ledoyen, one of the oldest restaurants in Paris. Tradition and innovation, French excellence and savoir-faire, and cutting-edge creativity are ingredients valued by both the carmaker and the chef that will be relied on to carry out this bold and exceptional project – one that came out of an encounter in 2015 between Yannick Alléno and teams at DS Automobiles. Since then, relations between the DS brand and the internationally acclaimed chef, an ambassador of French gastronomy and art de vivre, have grown stronger and broadened. So by next spring, you will be able to discover the Pavillon Ledoyen’s new kitchens. They will be unveiled with the completion of the remarkable renovations at this celebrated restaurant renowned for fine French cuisine since 1792.
SAM BIRD, TAKES DS E-TENSE ELECTRIC GT CONCEPT CAR FOR A SECRET SPIN INSIDE WESTFIELD LONDON
All-electric DS E-TENSE Concept car makes UK dynamic debut, with a nocturnal appearance
DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird drives the electric GT car around Westfield London and location of the flagship DS Urban Store. DS E-TENSE is the first car to be driven throughout the malls of Westfield London – with no one around. DS 7 CROSSBACK has a dynamic cameo role.
DS AUTOMOBILES SPONSORS THE "FRANÇOIS THE FIRST AND DUTCH ART" EXHIBITION AT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
DS Automobiles has been a patron of the Louvre since 2015 and is supporting the museum's "François I and Dutch Art" exhibition, which opens to the public today.
This unique retrospective, a highlight of the museum's autumn programme, focuses on a part of French art history that has been forgotten. The exhibition is also a celebration of King François I, a great patron in his time, who supported the arts throughout his reign. It returns artists who are often unfairly sidelined to their rightful place. François I symbolises the influence of the French Renaissance, with his open, worldly attitude that attracted him simultaneously to the prestige of Italy and the innovations of Dutch artists.
EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS: DS 7 CROSSBACK PRESIDENTIAL IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE ÉLYSÉE PALACE
At the 34th edition of European Heritage Days, visitors to the Élysée Palace had the opportunity to discover DS 7 CROSSBACK Presidential - an exceptional setting for this model which reflects the innovation and French savoir-faire that is a cornerstone of the brand.
With this one-off vehicle, DS Automobiles is honoring the tradition of the DS and SM cars used by the presidents of France's Fifth Republic.