Just hours after its world premiere, discover the new DS 4 in great detail on video with our journalist Stéphane Martin.
We don’t waste time at Auto Plus! The new DS 4 barely presented, our journalist Stéphane Martin has already been able to approach the beast. After attending its world premiere, our novelties expert was even able to board the premium compact sedan.
Storming the Germans
The opportunity for him to see that this new generation of DS 4 will tackle the Mercedes Class A, BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 Sportback by focusing in particular on a style that is atypical to say the least, halfway between a traditional compact sedan and a coupe SUV.
XL dimensions (4.40 m long), sloping coupe-style roofline, small rear window very inclined, large wheels and sharp lines are indeed some of the aesthetic peculiarities that make all the originality of this second DS 4 last name.
Originality, refinement and technologies
On board, it is on its refinement and its plethoric technological offer that the Frenchwoman will count to challenge the supremacy of the German trio. In the first category we find quality materials (forged carbon, leather, Alcantara, woodwork) and a craftsmanship specific to DS (marquetry elements, clous de Paris guilloche …), while technology is avalanche with the program a new ventilation system (DS Air), an augmented reality head-up display (DS Extendend Head Up Display), a gesture control system (DS Smart Touch), a voice recognition device (DS Iris System), level 2 semi-autonomous driving (DS Drive Assist 2.0) and predictive suspension (DS Active Scan).
Discover the new DS 4 in great detail on video.
Plug-in hybrid on the program
Finally on the engine side, the car will carry traditional petrol (130, 180 and 225 hp) and diesel (130 hp) units which will all be associated with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. An E-Tense version with a 225 hp plug-in hybrid powertrain (180 hp 4-cylinder petrol unit and 110 hp electric motor integrated in the e-EAT8 gearbox) will also be part of the game for fully electric autonomy. announced at more than 50 km (WLTP cycle).
Launch at the end of the year
Offered in a “classic” version or in a more adventurous variant called ‘Cross “(roof bars, matt black body protections in the lower part, glossy black grille, roof painted in body color, specific rims, etc.), the new DS 4 will be marketed during the last quarter of 2021.