DS teases the new DS 4, reveals some specs
The DS 4 five-door hatchback left the market a couple years ago, but a second generation is not too far away. Here’s what it shapes up to be.
The next-gen DS4 is a C+ class, slightly lifted hatchback, just like its predecessor. It comes based on the updated EMP2 architecture of the latest DS 7 Crossback and DS 9 sedan.
Notable features include LED Matrix headlights, an SAE Level 2 autonomous driving system, a HUD display, plenty of composite materials used throughout for weight reduction, and a night vision camera integrated into the radiator grille. The shock absorbers will support automatic electronic adjustment: the car will use a front-mounted camera to scan the road ahead and decide when to soften the shocks and when to stiffen them back up.
The range will incorporate a plug-in hybrid called the DS 4 E-Tense, which will bring together a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 180 PS (178 hp / 132 kW) and an electric motor rated at 110 PS (108 hp / 81 kW). The car will have around 50 kilometers (31 miles) of electric range.
Sales are scheduled to begin in late 2021.
Editor Andrew Raspopov