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DS 7 Crossback transports new French president Emmanuel Macron to his inauguration

Monday 15 May 2017, By Autovolo

DS 7 Crossback transports new French president Emmanuel Macron to his inauguration

DS 7 Crossback transports new French president Emmanuel Macron to his inauguration

The all-new DS 7 Crossback has been seen on the road for the first time.

It comes in the form of a specially commissioned vehicle for the new President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.

Making its public debut, it took president Macron to his inauguration as the youngest leader of the French Republic since Napoleon. 

The unique car was worked on by engineers and craftsmen seven months ahead of it going on sale to the public.

It comes just two months after the DS 7 Crossback was first unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show.

Finished in ‘Ink Blue’, it also features a specially built opening roof so that the crowds can see Macron as he drives by.

Other special features also include French Republic badging on the car, a special holder at the front to carry the tricolore French flag and large 20-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin is finished with hand-made ‘Black Art’ leather seats 

Other standard features include active scan suspension that uses a camera to scan the road surface and anticipate any upcoming bumps or potholes, adjusting the suspension accordingly.

DS Connected Pilot is also fitted, which allows the car to go into a semi-autonomous mode – handy on longer motorway journeys. 

The ordinary DS 7 Crossback won’t be delivered to customers until January 2018.

DS and Citroen car have been the manufacturers of choice for French presidents for over five decades.

The most famous of which is the specially designed Citroen DS limousine that president Charles De Gaulle’s was travelling in in 1962 when an attempt was made on his life with a machine gun. 

Following the gunfire, one of the tyres was blown out. The hydro-pneumatic suspension levelled itself, allowing the car to accelerate away from the scene at full speed.