DS Automobiles' Diesels Achieve RDE2 Compliance Before Deadline

February 19, 2020 by DS Automobiles

DS Automobiles' Diesels Achieve RDE2 Compliance Before Deadline  • All new DS Automobiles' diesel cars meet upcoming RDE2 (Real Driving Emissions) standards ahead of legislative implementation

•Meeting the RDE2 standards, Company Car tax users are exempt from the current 4% surcharge on Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) rates

•RDE test forms a part of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) type approval test, and is used to confirm Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions under realworld driving conditions

•All DS models – DS 7 CROSSBACK and DS 3 CROSSBACK meet the RDE2 standard. To find out more about latest DS Automobiles' cars, visit DSautomobiles.co.uk

All new DS Automobiles' diesel engines are now RDE2 certified before all new cars are required to meet the tough new emissions standards, providing significant potential savings to business buyers.

DS Automobiles' Diesels Achieve RDE2 Compliance Before Deadline  These new diesel engines, including the 1.5L BlueHDi 100 with 6-speed manual transmission in the all-new DS 3 CROSSBACK and DS 7 CROSSBACK with the 2.0L BlueHDi 180 have been certified to meet the latest RDE2 standards. Under European Union legislation, all new cars (and vans) must meet the second phase of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing standards by January 2021. Diesel cars that meet the RDE2 standards are currently exempt from a 4% surcharge to Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) company car tax rates, bringing significant savings to company car owners and fleet operators.

The Real Driving Emissions test is used to determine Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions under real world driving – with vehicle emissions measured through a Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS). Since September 2019, all new cars and vans sold in the UK have had to meet a maximum allowance of 168mg/km NOx emissions under RDE testing. However, from January 2021 onwards, the RDE2 standards mean new cars will only be allowed to pollute up to 120mg/km NOx under real world driving.

Alain Descat, Managing Director, DS Automobiles UK, said: 'Our Diesel-powered models are an important part of our product strategy and drive to lowest emissions. We are delighted that this new classification further cements DS as among the best of industry-leading producers with high efficiency. Diesel gives drivers excellent drivability, excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. DS Automobiles has a very modern range, with its current range of products launched in 2018 and 2019, and these RDE2-compliant diesel models are a useful alternative choice to petrol and E-TENSE electrified products we also have to offer.'

The following DS Automobiles have already been certified for RDE2:

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    •1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual – CO2 from 97-102g/km


    •1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S with 6-speed manual – CO2 from 102-108g/km

    •1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S, with 8-speed automatic – CO2 from 100-106g/km

    •2.0L BlueHDi 180 and S&S, with 8-speed automatic – CO2 from 113-124g/km


    Driven by the avant-garde spirit and backed by the exceptional heritage of the 1955 DS, DS Automobiles, launched in 2015, aims to embody French luxury savoir-faire in the automotive industry.

    DS Automobiles is Groupe PSA's Premium brand.

    Designed for customers seeking personal expression and eager for the latest technologies, the second-generation DS models combine refinement and advanced technology. With DS 7 CROSSBACK and DS 3 CROSSBACK Premium SUVs, the DS brand plans for a range of six worldwide vehicles, all offered with electrified versions under the E-TENSE signature.

    For its demanding customers, DS Automobiles has created 'ONLY YOU, the DS experience', with its exclusive service program for a unique brand experience.

    Present in 32 countries, the DS brand has created and is developing an exclusive distribution network that includes DS STORES and DS SALONS throughout the world.

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