A fresh breeze for the DS 4

Cologne, August 31, 2015

Since the launch of the DS 4 has been able to win 115,000 customers around the world. Started as a Citroën, the DS 4 runs now completely under the flag of the 2014 newly founded company DS Automobiles. With the current facelift a product offensive in the compact car segment to be started. There are in addition to the DS - 4 sedan now also the DS 4 Crossback which purports to be an adventurous version of the DS 4 with its off-road look. There are also plenty of new colors and six different engines.

New front, new light, new colors

Visually stands out especially the new front end. A hexagonal chrome-plated grille and the DS - typical " DS - Wings " takes off the facelift from the previous. Also new at the front: with the headlights " DS VISION LED " technology. This combines LED and Xenon technology, offering for the first time indicators with LED running light. 84 LED modules are designed to provide a better 51 percent of the low beam light-emitting property. The personalization options DS has opted for the two-tone finish. Together with the four new roof colors arise no less than 33 different color variations. Three new exterior colors ( tourmaline Orange, Artense gray and Rubi - Red ) also being added.

Crossback for the urban jungle

The new model DS 4 Crossback is 30 millimeters higher therefore than the sedan. Therefore, stirred even the slightly higher seating position. Other distinguishing features are black wheels and attachments such as spacers, a spoiler and roof rails. With the sedan the Crossback the panoramic windscreen shares moreover with a field of view of 45 degrees upward. Also to be found in both models, but especially tailored to the Cross Back: Intelligent Traction Control for surfaces with low grip and safe cornering in winter.

Noble leather and fewer buttons

When interior DS Automobiles relies entirely on "luxury à la française". Seats with massage function and three kinds of genuine leather for the seats, dashboard and door panels. The latter two are even covered with hand-stitched nappa leather and eight hours of manual labor are needed solely for the dashboard. In addition, the carplay technology found in the infotainment system for the first time, which transfers the functions of the current-generation iPhone to the vehicle. Then there is the "New Mirror Screen" which reproduces applications from Android or iOS devices on the new 7-inch touchscreen. The blocked by the legislature while driving functions, such as the writing of SMS, is a voice control on board. Through this new technology plays DS, the number of buttons in the interior to reduce twelve pieces. Of course, also installed in the car: rear view camera, keyless-go, and a Blind Spot Assist. The trunk of the DS 4 models holds 370 liters.

Also under the new hood

But not only visually was harmed in the DS 4 models a lot. Also under the hood has been further developed. The new generation comes with six different engines. Fair divided, with three gasoline and three diesel. All six will be turbocharged. The power range stretches case of 120 up to 210 hp. The standard consumption is 3.7 to 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers. The DS 4 Crossback will offer four engines: two petrol and two turbo turbodiesel. In addition to the engines, suspension and steering have been revised to counteract the somewhat higher body to können.Vorgestellt is the facelift of the DS 4, together with the Cross Back at the IAA in Frankfurt ( September 17 to 27 2015), the first time alone on a DS - state. The market launch is then in November . ( mf )