DS Cars has revealed the brand new DS 4 premium hatchback, which can arrive in UK dealerships by November. The brand new mannequin is about to compete in two segments, taking over contenders such because the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Sequence alongside small SUVs just like the Mercedes GLA.
Based mostly on PSA’s EMP2 platform – the identical one which underpins automobiles just like the Peugeot 3008 – the DS 4 might be supplied with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, alongside petrol and diesel variants There are not any speedy plans for a totally electrical model in the intervening time.
DS says it has extensively modified the automotive’s underpinnings to go well with the brand new mannequin’s premium persona, so there’s extra deal with noise isolation and energy – whereas a brand new energy steering system ought to enhance driveability.
The E-Tense plug-in hybrid delivers a mixed 225PS and has a variety of greater than 30 miles in zero-emissions mode when absolutely charged. Petrol engines with 130, 180 and 225PS will even be supplied, alongside a 130PS diesel.
Inside, the DS 4’s central infotainment display screen may be managed utilizing a smaller ‘DS Good Contact’ display screen situated close to the gear selector. Different controls are grouped based on operate; so the window switches are built-in into the door panel design and the local weather controls mounted within the centre of the dashboard.
Air vents for the heating and air con system have been hidden and there’s a built-in filtration system that forestalls dangerous particulate matter from getting into the cabin.
Technical highlights embrace Matrix headlights with 98 LEDS, a 690-watt Focal sound system and an up to date semi-autonomous driver help package deal that now options semi-automatic overtaking, pace adjustment for corners and anticipated pace suggestions from signposts.
A Cross model will supply a extra rugged look; with black cladding and roof bars, plus a sophisticated traction management system to enhance grip.
There will even be a Efficiency Line variant, with Alcantara upholstery on the seats and dashboard plus black alloy wheels.