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DS 7 Vauban: The new art of armoured travel from DS Automobiles


Le DS 7 Vauban dans une teinte bleue

DS Automobiles, in partnership with WELP, presents the DS 7 Vauban, an armoured plug-in hybrid model based on the DS 7 E-TENSE 4x4 300. This special limited edition meets the growing demand for vehicles that offer discrete protection without compromising on comfort and performance. The DS 7 Vauban is manufactured entirely in France and is assembled in Hérimoncourt, near the Mulhouse plant.


First Class Protection and Comfort

The DS 7 Vauban is the epitome of imperceptible armouring, guaranteeing maximum security while retaining the dynamic qualities of the DS 7 E-TENSE 4x4 300. This vehicle measures 4.59 meters long and is reinforced by light and resistant materials such as aramids, HPPE fibres, armoured steel and safety glazing. This suit achieves VPAM protection level 4, providing effective resistance against handguns.


The DS 7 Vauban remains impressive despite the addition of only 164 kg: braking distances are similar to those of the standard model and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is only slightly impacted, going from 5.9 to 6.1 seconds. The DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION camera-controlled damping and a turning radius of 10.45 m guarantee exceptional handling and ride comfort.



The DS 7 Vauban is the epitome of the art of travel.

It is designed for demanding customers who demand the very best in refinement and safety. With competitive prices starting from 165,000 euros and maintenance identical to that of the "intensive use" models in the DS STORES network, the DS 7 Vauban is an attractive offer on the premium armoured SUV market. You can drive this vehicle with a simple B licence, unlike other models that require a heavy goods vehicle licence and specific training.


The DS 7 Vauban's interior is supervised by saddlers to guarantee an exemplary level of finish. The Vauban embossing and specific controls add a touch of discreet elegance. You can further personalise the vehicle with a range of options for passenger protection and comfort.


The DS 7 Vauban is named after the famous fortifications of Marquis Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This model is in line with the DS 7 ÉLYSÉE, developed for the Presidency of the French Republic. DS Automobiles and WELP are pushing the boundaries of automotive safety with their continued collaboration.


The DS 7 Vauban in a blue tint.

The first DS 7 Vauban has already been produced and will be approved in June. It will then be launched on the market. DS Automobiles states, "The DS 7 Vauban is a special protected vehicle resulting from our collaboration with WELP." It is designed for demanding customers who demand the refinement and comfort that DS Automobiles is known for, while benefiting from proven solutions against assaults.



In conclusion, the DS 7 Vauban marks a turning point for DS Automobiles in terms of safety and comfort. This armoured plug-in hybrid model, produced in France, is the epitome of high-end protection, seamlessly blending performance and elegance. This is the only offer on the market that allows you to have both safety and refinement.

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