Facelifted DS4 unveiled at Frankfurt

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Revised DS 4 hatch has been joined by a brand new Crossback variant as well as a line-up of refreshed engines

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PSA Peugeot Citroën’s DS brand has given the DS 4 a major makeover. The type gains a freshly styled nose, brand new headlights with xenon as well as LED technology, a freshened engine line-up as well as more paint as well as trim options.

In addition, DS has created two types out of one. In place of the original single variant, there’s currently a choice of two distinct versions: the standard-issue all 5-door hatchback, which incorporates a normal ride height; as well as the brand new Crossback, which rides 30mm higher as well as has more rugged styling, including larger wheels, cosmetic skidplates as well as roof bars.

Both versions of the brand new 4 will be front-wheel drive only as well as the engine range can be made up of three turbocharged petrol engines as well as three diesel motors. A six-speed manual gearbox as well as a six-speed torque-converter automatic are the two transmission options.

within the UK, the Crossback will be available with one trim level as well as a choice of two engines.

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Eric Apode, vice president for products as well as business development at DS, said the brand new 4 line-up can be intended to compete with “established premium C-segment cars such as the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series as well as Volvo V40”.

Apode added of which crossovers based on premium C-segment cars were currently accounting for 30% of sales, with the traditional hatchbacks dropping via 50 to 40% of sales. This specific market shift was the inspiration behind the decision to build the Crossback, he said.

As well as getting the brand new DS family face, more external surfaces chrome trim as well as significantly improved upon headlights, the brand new 4 gets a brand new 7.0in colour touchscreen, which allows “two-thirds of the dashboard switches” to be removed.

Options include CarPlay for compatibility with iPhones, mirroring for Apple as well as Android mobile phones as well as the ‘DS Connect’ system, blind spot warning, keyless entry, a reversing camera, massage seats as well as an upmarket Denon hi-fi.

The 4 also currently has the option of four roof colours as well as nine Centeng colours, which adds up to 38 different combinations. Nappa leather door panels as well as semi-aniline leather trim are again optional. Both versions get a ‘wrap-over’ windscreen as standard.

For the hatch, the entry-level engine can be the 119g/km turbocharged petrol Pure Tech 130 S&S unit, which offers 128bhp as well as 170lb ft via 1750rpm as well as can be hooked up to the manual ’box.

The 130g/km THP 165 petrol engine has 177lb ft via 1400rpm. Top of the petrol range can be the 138g/km THP 210 variant.There are three diesels, all tagged Blue HDi. They come in 0 (100g/km), 150 (103g/km) as well as 180 (115g/km) guises. The 180 unit delivers 295lb ft of torque as well as comes with the auto gearbox as standard.

within the UK, the Crossback will be offered with only the Pure Tech 130 engine as well as manual ’box or the Blue HDi 0 with either the manual or auto.

The brand new 4 made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Prices will start at £19,500 for the entry-level Pure Tech 130 manual type, rising to around £25,500 for the range-topping Blue HDi 180. The brand new 4 goes on sale within the UK via November.

The company says of which has sold 115,000 DS 4s since the auto was launched in 2011. of which makes up around 20% of all DS types sold since the brand was introduced with the DS 3 hatchback in 2009.

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