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Major makeover for the upcoming DS4

Major makeover for the upcoming DS4

 

Citroen DS4 front view

Citroen DS4 front view

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s DS brand has given the DS4 a major make over. The model gains a freshly styled nose, new headlights with xenon and LED technology, a freshened engine line up and more paint and trim options. In addition, DS has created two models out of one. In place of the original single variant, there’s now a choice of two distinct versions: the standard issue five door hatchback, which has a normal ride height, and the new Crossback, which rides 30mm higher and has more rugged styling, including larger wheels, cosmetic skidplates and roof bars.

Citroen DS4 side angle view

Citroen DS4 side angle view

Both versions of the new DS4 will be front wheel drive only and the engine range is made up of three turbocharged petrol engines and three diesel motors. A six speed manual gearbox and a six speed torque converter automatic are the two transmission options. In the UK, the Crossback will be available with one trim level and a choice of two engines. EricApode, vice-president for products and business development at DS, said the new DS4 line-up is intended to compete with “ established premium C-segment cars such as the Audi A3, BMW 1Series and Volvo V40″.

Citroen DS4 front angle view

Citroen DS4 front angle view

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Getting the new DS family face, more exterior chrome trim and significantly improved headlights, the new DS4 gets a new 7.0in colour touchscreen, which allows “ two-thirds of the dashboard switches”to be removed. Options include CarPlay for compatibility with iPhones and mirroring for Apple and Android mobile phones as well as the ‘DS Connect’ system, blind spot warning, keyless entry, a reversing camera, massage seats and an upmarket Denon hi-fi.

Citroen DS4 side view

Citroen DS4 side view

Additionally, the DS4 now has the option of four roof colours and nine body colours, which equates to 38 different combinations. Nappa leather door panels and semi-aniline leather trim are again optional. Both versions get a ‘wrap-over’ windscreen as standard. For the hatch, the entry level engine is the 119g/km turbocharged petrol PureTech 130 S&S unit, which offers 128bhp and 1701b f t and is mated to a manual gearbox. The 163bhp, 130g/km THP165 petrol engine produces 1771b ft from 1400rpm. Top of the petrol range is the 207bhp, 138g/km THP 210 variant.

Citroen DS4 rear view

Citroen DS4 rear view

There are three diesels, all tagged BlueHDi.They come with 118bhp (100g/km), 148bhp (103g/km) and 178bhp (115g/km) outputs. The most powerful one produces 295lb ft and has the auto as standard. In the UK, the Crossback will be offered with only the PureTech 130 engine and manual ‘box or the BlueHDi 120 with either the manual or auto. The new 4 makes its debut at the Frankfurt show on 15 September. Prices will start at £19,500 for the entry-level PureTech 130 manual model, rising to around £25,500 for the range topping Blue HDi. The new DS 4 goes on sale in the UK from November.

Citroen DS4 interior

Citroen DS4 interior

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