Updated DS 7 stands out from the crowd with its distinctive design

The new-look DS 7, which is available in diesel as well as various plug-in hybrid versions, might be something of an acquired taste but its interior quality is easily a match for its rivals

Updated: DS7 features new-look headlights that appear slimmer than previously, while the front grille takes on a broader shape

Having begun as a fanciful offshoot of Citroen, DS Automobiles is fast establishing itself as an independent brand that puts design and quality at its forefront.

Its expanding range includes a chic crossover hatchback in the form of the DS 4, which has just been launched in Ireland, while the sleek DS 9 saloon offers luxury and comfort in equal measure. The brand has also opened its first stand alone showroom here, on the Navan ...