DS has launched the whole DS 4 hatchback line-up within the UK. Till just lately, consumers had been solely capable of order the £39,950 La Premiere launch version model of the brand new automobile – however now there’s a full complement of trims on provide, with costs ranging from £25,350.
Brace yourselves, although, as the brand new DS 4 line-up is moderately sophisticated. There’s a alternative of three primary specs to select from, referred to as DS 4, Efficiency Line and Cross. Nevertheless, the base-model and Cross variants may also be laid out in totally different tools traces, referred to as Bastille+, Trocadero and Rivoli.
The most affordable DS 4 Bastille+ instructions that headline worth and comes fitted as commonplace with 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim and gloss black door mirrors. There’s additionally LED headlights, rear parking sensors and a 180-degree reversing digicam, whereas inside consumers get material upholstery, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10-inch infotainment system.
Stepping up a rung, the DS 4 Trocadero will get 19-inch alloys, a model-specific chrome radiator grille and a few devoted material seats. There’s additionally some further tech, with related navigation and pure voice recognition coming as commonplace. Costs begin from £28,850.
DS’s Rivoli specification bumps the 4’s price-tag as much as £35,150, however that enhance is generally as a result of it isn’t supplied with the corporate’s entry-level 128bhp petrol engine. Extras embody a singular set of 19-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights, black leather-based upholstery and a stage 2 semi-autonomous driving mode with adaptive cruise management.
The sporty DS 4 Efficiency Line options just a few beauty tweaks to set it other than the remainder of the line-up. The usual automobile’s chrome trim is swapped for gloss black replacements, whereas there’s a distinct set of 19-inch alloy wheels and rear privateness glass.
Different upgrades embody black Alcantara upholstery, a perforated leather-based steering wheel and entrance and rear parking sensors. Costs for the Efficiency Line mannequin begin from £26,850.
DS additionally presents a extra generously outfitted Efficiency Line+ model of the DS 4 hatch, which provides adaptive cruise management, a head-up show and the improved infotainment system from the DS 4 Trocadero. Costs begin from £33,150 however, just like the DS 4 Rivoli, that enhance is generally resulting from the truth that it’s not accessible with the agency’s entry-level powertrain.
The SUV-inspired DS 4 Cross line-up contains a host of rugged styling tweaks, together with new entrance and rear skid plates, black bumpers, model-specific aspect skirts and gloss black roof bars. This commonplace specification may also be upgraded with both the agency’s Trocadero or Rivoli possibility packages.
Cross Trocadero fashions are priced from £29,450 and are available as commonplace with one more set of model-specific 19-inch alloy wheels and DS’s Tungsten Diamond material upholstery.
Each DS 4 Cross additionally will get the agency’s prolonged head-up show system, which DS says is nearer to augmented actuality than some other system in the marketplace. Navigation directions are seemingly projected onto the highway 4 metres forward and 21 inches large, moderately than simply onto the automobile’s windscreen.
The Cross Rivoli is priced from £35,750 (due to the powertrain causes talked about above) and will get a black leather-based inside and its personal set of 19-inch alloys. The automobile’s LED headlights additionally acquire a swivel operate which might swing the beam in tandem with the steering wheel up at an angle of as much as 33.5 levels, bettering visibility round corners.
New 2022 DS 4: engines and drivetrains
The DS 4 is predicated on the identical EMP2 platform because the DS 7 Crossback and Peugeot 3008, which suggests it inherits a well-known vary of powertrains from mum or dad firm Stellantis.
Patrons have a alternative of three petrol engines, one diesel engine and a sole plug-in hybrid powertrain. The petrol vary opens with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo unit with 128bhp. Above that, there’s a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo unit, with both 178bhp or 222bhp. All three engines ship drive to the entrance wheels by way of an eight-speed computerized gearbox.
The diesel engine is PSA’s devoted 1.5-litre four-cylinder BlueHDi unit, which produces 128bhp. Just like the petrols, it’s fitted with an eight-speed computerized gearbox as commonplace. Costs begin from £30,750 for the DS 4 Trocadero.
The plug-in hybrid possibility mixes a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an electrical motor, for an output of 223bhp and an electric-only vary of 31 miles. DS additionally says the powertrain’s emissions sit as little as 34g/km, which locations the automobile within the UK’s least costly paid highway tax bracket. Costs begin from £36,600 within the agency’s least expensive Trocadero trim.
New 2021 DS 4: design and platform
The previous-generation DS 4 was launched again in 2010 as a Volkswagen Golf-rivalling household hatchback, primarily based on the Citroen C4. Nevertheless, the market has modified previously decade, so this new mannequin has morphed right into a pseudo-SUV in a bid to broaden its attraction.
The DS 4 will face some robust opposition from each conventional premium hatchbacks such because the Mercedes A-Class, and compact crossovers such because the newly reinvented Citroen C4 and the Lexus UX.
The DS 4 measures 4,440mm lengthy, 1,830mm large and 1,470mm tall. Its entrance finish is impressed by DS’s flagship mannequin, the DS 7 Crossback, sharing the identical slim LED headlamps and daytime operating lights (98 in whole) which cascade down the bumper and mix into the decrease air consumption.
The Cross will get a rugged-looking SUV redesign with black inserts fitted to the aspect skirts and the decrease part of the entrance bumper. Patrons may also get roof rails, distinctive alloy wheels and black window frames, together with an elective superior traction management system with particular settings for snow, mud and sand.
Efficiency Line fashions received’t acquire any mechanical upgrades. It does get a sporty visible makeover, although, with black window surrounds, a distinct entrance grille and model-specific rear gentle clusters.
The DS 4’s cabin has gone totally digital, with only some bodily buttons remaining. Three shows dominate the inside – there’s a digital gauge cluster forward of the motive force and a 10-inch display screen on the dashboard, which is operated from a brand new five-inch contact panel on the centro console. The corporate refers back to the set-up because the DS Sensible Contact.
DS can be eager to level out the shortage of seen vents – the primary air outlet has been built-in behind the strip of bodily buttons under the primary central show. UK trims and specs are but to be confirmed, however leather-based, Alcantara, solid carbon and wooden are all choices for the inside end.
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