Citroen has taken the wraps off its newly facelifted DS 4 hatchback. Here are the details.More than this, the DS 4 range now welcomes a new Crossback version to the range which offers a 'go anywhere' attitude with a 30 mm higher ride height compared to the hatchback version.
Facelifted Citroen DS 4 - FeaturesThe new Citroen DS 4 Crossback is fitted with large black wheels, wheel arch trims and roof bars, while both the hatchback and Crossback feature the new 'DS Wings' grille design, incorporating DS LED Vision headlights.
The interior has been refined with door panels upholstered in Nappa leather while the seats are upholstered in semi-analine leather featuring a signature 'watch-strap' design.
The new DS 4 will also be offered with two-tone styling which increases customisation. There are four colours to choose from for the roof, rear spoiler, door mirrors and hub caps. A total of 38 colour combinations are possible.
The DS 4 also features a panoramic windscreen offering 45 degree upward vision for greater visibility while both the driver and passenger have rigid individual blinds and folding sun shields.
TechnologyThe new DS 4 features a new 7-inch colour touchscreen which provides access to all vehicle functions including music and navigation. There are also 12 less buttons on the centre console and Mirror Screen technology is also included which allows you to duplicate Android and iOS smartphone content to the in-car screen. The new DS 4 is also the first vehicle in the PSA Group and the first DS to feature CarPlay compatibility with the latest Apple iPhones.
The DS 4 will also be available with a reversing camera, keyless entry and start and blind spot monitoring.
EnginesA number of petrol and diesel engines will power the new Citroen DS 4. Petrol engines will include a 96 kW/230 Nm 1.2-litre engine mated to a 6-speed transmission which will be available on the hatchback and Crossback versions and a 121 kW/240 Nm 1,6-litre engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. There will also be a 1.6-litre engine offering 155 kW and 285 Nm of torque and will only be available for the DS4 hatchback.
Diesel engines will include a 88 kW/ 300 Nm 1.6-litre engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission for both the hatchback and Crossback versions. There's also a 110 kW/ 370 Nm 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission which is only available for the DS 4 hatchback. The diesel range is completed with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that offers 132 kW and 400 Nm of torque and is only available with a 6-speed automatic.
The new Citroen DS 4 will be shown at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show and availability in South Africa is yet to be confirmed.