After selling more than 115,000 examples worldwide since its launch in 2011, the DS 4 is gaining new impetus with the imminent arrival of two new versions. New DS 4 is a dynamic and elegant hatchback for customers seeking sleek styling and driving pleasure, whilst the New DS 4 Crossback – a new version in the range – is a car with ‘go-anywhere’ looks and a higher driving position.
With its flowing lines, touches of chrome and high-performance engines, New DS 4 has all the qualities of a premium hatchback. Personalisation and greater customer choice is provided by the two-tone roof/body colour option, which is new to this segment. With its luxurious, refined and even more customisable interior, New DS 4 will represent a unique offering in the premium compact segment.
New DS 4 Crossback is designed to be an eminently more versatile car. Its go-anywhere stance is reflected in its higher ride height and its large black wheels, as well as its wheel arch trims and roof bars, amongst other additional features.
New DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback perfectly embody the character of all DS vehicles. Their strong identity is underlined by a new front end – proudly sporting the ‘DS Wings’ grille design – new DS LED Vision headlamps, the latest technology with advanced connectivity including CarPlay and high-performance engines with CO2 emissions of between 100g/km and 138g/km. Refined features include door panels upholstered in Nappa leather and semi-aniline leather upholstery with the signature ‘watch strap’ design that is exclusive to DS Automobiles.
The New DS 4 Crossback
The New DS 4 Crossback is aimed at customers looking for 'urban and extra-urban adventure’. Versatile in concept and design, this new vehicle displays strong styling features including wheel arch trims, a differentiated front end and rear spoiler finished in black, and grey roof bars. Its status is further underlined by its black door mirrors, door sills and carpet mats and a ride height that is 30mm higher than the hatchback version. This car offers an alternative to conventional hatchbacks in this segment.
New High-Tech Features
New DS 4 gains a major new feature as the first DS to offer CarPlay compatibility with the most recent Apple iPhones. With its new 7-inch colour touch screen and latest innovations in the field of MMIs (man-machine interfaces), New DS 4 delivers a high-tech driving experience. This new-generation screen provides easy access to all vehicle functions, from navigation to music, and has the added benefit of requiring 12 fewer buttons on the centre console. It is also designed to include new Mirror Screen technology, a function that duplicates Android or iOS smartphone content to the in-car screen.
Like all the vehicles in the DS range, New DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback will also be available with DS Connect Box, which includes:
- SOS & Assistance pack: a ground-breaking automatic call system used to locate the vehicle and obtain assistance in the event of an emergency or breakdown;
- Monitoring pack: a virtual maintenance manual with automatic mileage monitoring, notification of upcoming service operations and eco-driving tips based on technical information provided by the car;
- Mapping pack: locates the vehicle and sends an e-mail if the vehicle enters or leaves a given geographical area;
- Tracking pack: provides the police with the vehicle’s geographical position in the event of theft.
The high-tech approach reflected in these new connected services (Mirror Screen and Carplay) is also visible in other functions available on New DS 4. A reversing camera and keyless entry and start are now available, alongside blind spot monitoring for greater convenience and safety.