Citroen DS Presents Facelift And New Crossover Version: DS4 Crossback
|   Tuesday, September 22, 2015
DS4, the French premium compact model, gets a facelift this fall. Along with the restyled hatchback version, DS will present at their booth at the Frankfurt Motor Show a new body variant derived from the DS4, which is called DS4 Crossback.

It was introduced in the offer to meet the popularity of the crossover segment which occupies a share of 30 percent in the premium compact hatchback segment. In addition to a DS4 standard version the Crossback version comes with a higher position at the wheel, increased ground clearance (it gets and extra 30 mm), larger wheels,longitudinal bars on the roof and protection bars.


The exclusivity of this model is pushed even further by extending the color palette, from six to nine shades (Platinum Grey, Artense Grey and Tourmaline Orange); in addition the customers will have access to four separate colors for the roof, spoiler mounted above the tailgate, and mirror housings. This change increases the number of possible combinations of colors to 38.

The stylistic revision of the DS4 model brings to the compact premium variant a new front side, redesigned LED equipped taillights with an updated range of engines and more possibilities in terms of exterior colors and interior trims.

A big of change from DS4's interior facelift is the introduction of a seven-inch touch screen that allows the removal of two thirds of the buttons on the console; all functions will be moved to be operated by the interface unit.

In addition, the DS4 family enjoys compatibility with iPhone and Android terminals of the latest generation systems using Apple Car Play, respectively, Android Auto.
In addition, the French compact has available a reverse camera, massage chairs, blind spot monitoring system, keyless access and starting, and is provided with a hi-fi audio system from Denon.

Under the hood, both units will be offered with a diverse range of engines. The entry-level version will be represented by the PureTech 130 S & S variant. The engine offers 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque and is paired to a manual gearbox with six reports. The second unit available in both body styles will be the THP 165 S & S. It offers 165 hp and 240 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

A first for DS range will be the THP 210 S & S engine. It promises 210 hp and 285 Nm of torque and can be ordered only for the DS 4 facelift, not on DS 4 Crossback.
Diesel lovers will enjoy the BlueHDI 120 S & S unit, which can be ordered with either a manual or automatic one, both with six reports. Next in the range is BlueHDI 150 S & S engine and the most powerful propellant is BlueHDI 180 S & S. It proposes 180 hp and 400 Nm torque.

According to Citroen officials both the DS4 facelift as well as DS4 Crossback can be ordered with Intelligent Traction Control system that promises improved performance on surfaces with low grip.

DS4 has sold over 115,000 units since its launch in 2011, representing 20 percent in brand total sales.
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