Following a global public premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, the new DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback are now officially on sale in Ireland.
With two distinct body styles and a new front end, both versions offer design that embodies the spirit of avant-garde, plus more advanced technology and refinement in every detail.
Sporting signature DS Automobiles design features, such as the DS Wings front end, new DS branding, new personalisation options, new trim levels and the latest Euro 6 engines, the new DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback offer more choice for customers to adapt their car to suit their personality and lifestyle. The new DS 4 also gains a major new feature as the first DS, and the first vehicle in the PSA Group, to offer Apple CarPlay.
The new DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback are offered with four refined and efficient engines in total, including the award-winning three-cylinder turbo petrol PureTech 130. Three efficient Euro 6 BlueHDi diesel engines are also specified, including a BlueHDi 180 with up to 50Nm more torque than its main competitors.
Having sold more than 115,000 examples worldwide since its launch in 2011, DS 4 is gaining new impetus with the arrival of two complementary versions: the 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 that many people like.
With this twofold offering, DS Automobiles says it is addressing the expectations of customers in the premium compact vehicle segment, which has seen some important changes in recent years. Crossover vehicles now make up 30 per cent of the European premium compact hatchback market. The new DS 4 Crossback is an eminently 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. The 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, plus new DS LED Vision headlamps, the latest technology with advanced connectivity including the aforementioned Apple CarPlay.
The high-performance engines also deliver relatively low CO2 emissions of between 100g/km and 120g/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 is priced from €26,995. The new DS 4 Crossback range starts at €30,495.