Citroën DS4

Production Cars 31 Aug 2010
Citroën DS4

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show Citroën will unveil the DS4 C-segment model. The dynamic design – inspired by the DS High Rider – is characterized by the 2+2 door system with hidden rear door handles and the large panoramic windscreen.


Citroen DS4Citroën has released the first details on the DS4, the new C-segment hatchback characterized by a design inspired by the DS High Rider Concept.

The exterior combines a coupé-like style with a 2+2 door layout – with the rear doors featuring hidden handles seamlessly integrated into the body’s flowing lines.

Compared to the C4 model the DS4 is shorter and taller, with proportions closer to a crossover vehicle.

The range of engines will include five units – two HDi diesels and three gasoline powerplants. The DS4 will be revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and is expected to go on sale in 2011.

Exterior Design

Citroen DS4Marc Pinson, DS4’s chief stylist, comments, “Reinterpreting cues opened up new possibilities, bringing practical and surprising solutions to automotive mobility”.

Compact and muscular, the DS signature on the hood is complemented by a striking LED light signature around the front fog lights.

The LEDs are illuminated both day and night.

Citroen DS4The profile features a chrome-finished waistline surrounding dark tinted windows and muscular wheel arches – that emphasise the large wheels (up to 19”) – and is crowned by a tautly drawn roofline with a spoiler.

The lower part of the rear bumper is finished in chrome and the horizontal detailing on the rear light clusters highlights their boomerang design.

The front doors of DS4 have been made narrower and lighter, making them easier to open and close, promoting easy access at the front.

Interior Design

Citroen DS4 InteriorAs with its exterior, DS4’s cabin is focused on expressing dynamism and refinement. The driving position is enveloping, with chrome-surround dials. The sculptured dashboard uses quality materials for a goo tactile feel.

The cabin is dominated by the large panoramic windscreen that extends backwards into the roofline. Offering up to 45° of upward vision, the panoramic glazed area combines with DS4’s slightly raised stance, to provide optimised visibility for the driver, with a bright yet intimate, airy cabin environment for passengers.

The interior will be available with a choice of five leather combinations, including
two-tone options. Range-topping models are also equipped with high quality leather on the dashboard and door panels – complete with a ‘Bracelet’ design on the seats, evoking the links of a watch strap.

The luggage capacity is 370 liters.

Engines

Citroen DS4DS4 will be launched with a choice of five refined and highly efficient Euro 5 engines. The two HDi diesels – an HDi 110 (also available as an e-HDi version) and an HDi 160 – are both fitted with Citroën’s Diesel Particulate Filter System.

The three gasoline powerplants – VTi 120, THP 155 and the new THP 200 – were co-developed with BMW.

The new THP 200 – based on the 1.6-litre engine – delivers 147kW) and 275Nm with low CO2 emissions of just 149g/km. All engines are available with manual or EGS six-speed gearboxes.

(Source: Citroën)

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