New DS 4 2021: Features, price and all the details of the French 'made in Germany'


 

The second generation of the DS 4 is already on sale with a series of new technologies and engines but also at a higher price. Is it worth it for a DS made in Germany?


After being shown to the public at the beginning of February, the new DS 4 now lands on the Spanish market as we anticipate here. The PSA group - now well integrated into Stellantis - has really ambitious plans for DS Automobiles, distinguished as a "premium brand" by the car giant. These go on to achieve significant success with their SUVs, with the unprecedented DS 9, the company's new flagship, but especially with this second-generation DS4, it represents the return of the brand to the C segment, the one with the greatest diffusion in markets such as our.


The DS 4 2021 measures 4.40 meters long, has a width of 1.83 meters, and reaches a considerable height of 1.47. Its design is very characteristic and preserves the main lines that we had already revealed to you thanks to our spy photos, taken both in Scandinavia and in southern Spain during a demanding set-up in terms of quality and reliability.


These aspects, always important when launching a new vehicle, have had a special weight in this model as it will debut a series of substantial advances in technology, safety, and hybrid engines.


A compact for the new DS range


At the aesthetic level, the new DS 4 boasts a very particular silhouette, with an elongated and more stretched hood than in previous deliveries and at the same time with a very collected rear and with a roof that presents a marked drop in this area. The rear window, very short, with a pointed end, thanks to a thin spoiler, but the most characteristic thing is its marked and high waist, which together with very large wheels - with rims of up to 20 inches - give it a certain crossover look, as it happens. the new Citroën C4, but with a much slimmer and more robust overall figure. Furthermore, it is available in three distinct styles: DS 4 'normal', DS 4 Performance Line, and DS 4 Cross.


With a style very similar to other models of the DS family, the headlights extend towards the front bumper thanks to a special LED lighting made up of almost 100 light diodes. In the rear, it is expected that both drivers will connect with each other, also presenting new lighting functions of the most attractive.


The headlights are composed of three independent led modules with intelligent lighting functions such as anti-fog, cornering (adaptive lighting in curves), and automatic high-beam. It should be noted that the latter with an anti-glare system to maintain the largest illuminated area without disturbing other road users and an outstanding range: 300 meters.


General characteristics of DS 4 2021

  • Length: 4.40 meters

  • Width: 1.83 meters

  • Height: 1.49 meters

  • Wheelbase: 2.68 meters

  • Luggage compartment: 430 liters (390 in the E-Tense)

  • Engines: 1.2 Puretech (130/180/225 HP) / 1.5 HDi 130 HP / DS 4 E-TENSE 225 HP

  • Transmission: EAT8 8-speed automatic

  • Prices: Between 20,900 and 51,150 euros (discounts apart)

Technology and Electrification for DS 4


Under its body is the evolved EMP2 platform with 70% new components according to the manufacturer. This architecture allows it to have a complete mechanical offer that includes gasoline and diesel engines of between 130 and 225 horsepower all of them with automatic transmission but also with a plug-in hybrid set and another 100% electric. The main question in this regard lies in knowing if the electrified DS 4 will arrive a little later than the rest or if they will be available from its initial launch. Their official data is also scarce at the moment.


The plug-in hybrid, known as DS 4 E-TENSE, will be offered at least initially in a single front-wheel-drive version and 225 hp that will guarantee a range in an electric mode close to 50 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.


On the other hand, and following the trend of its brothers, this new DS 4 will have a luxurious and well-equipped interior, which will include relevant technological innovations within the PSA group. The most striking is the so-called DS Extended head-up display, a projector that has augmented reality software that allows you to project all the relevant information from the dashboard and the central screen onto the windshield onto a 21-inch surface. Thus, the driver has more complete information than ever before without taking his eyes off the road.


In this sense, a central touchpad called DS Smart touch is also incorporated and located in the central console, which allows handling similar to that of a smartphone, all to precisely control a very complete infotainment equipment, with voice and gesture control thanks to new software called DS Iris System. Another interesting feature of this system is that it includes a 10-inch high-resolution screen as well as software-based on different profiles, to be configured by different drivers.


Technical deployment


At the safety level, the arrival of DS Drive Assist 2.0 technology is even more important, a series of driving assistants that will be available in this DS 4 from its mid-range onwards and that have given it level 2 of autonomous driving. Among the most prominent features include an autonomous overtaking system, an assistant of appropriate speed in curves, or an indicator of anticipated speed limits, so that the driver can make a trip with almost no intervention on the steering wheel, accelerator, or brake. The car recognizes the correct speed at all times, reduces it if it detects that it is going to enter a curve or overtakes the vehicle in front when it is rolling too slowly.


Other elements of new equipment in the DS 4 are its piloted suspension, able to adapt to the irregularities of the terrain in a predictive way thanks to a camera located on the windshield that records the road and its night vision system, capable of locating people or animals. up to 200 meters in the dark.


A special ventilation system guides clean air into the passenger compartment


DS has a plan


It should be remembered that the first DS4, still with the two chevrons on its front, arrived in 2010, although its production did not come to an end until 2018. Only three years later it will be on the market again, specifically in the fourth quarter of 2021 and It will be included in a DS range that promises to offer up to 6 models in 2023 including this compact, a DS 4 Crossback jacket variant yet to be confirmed, the well-known DS 3 Crossback, DS 7 Crossback and DS 9, as well as some extra surprises.


Its manufacture will take place at the Rüsselsheim plant (Germany) but its prices are still unknown.


DS 4 2021 range and prices

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 hp Bastille: 29,900 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 hp Bastille +: 31,000 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 hp Performance Line: 34,200 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 CV Trocadero: 35,800 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 CV Cross Trocadero: 36,500 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 hp Performance Line +: 37,800 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 hp Rivoli: 39,200 euros

  • DS 4 1.2 PureTech EAT8 130 CV Cross Rivoli: 39,900 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 CV Performance Line: 36,900 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 CV Trocadero: 38,500 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 CV Cross Trocadero: 39,200 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 CV Performance Line +: 40,500 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 CV Rivoli: 41,900 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 CV Cross Rivoli: 42,600 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 180 hp La Premiere: 43,900 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 225 CV Performance Line +: 42,800 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 225 CV Rivoli: 44,200 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 225 CV Cross Rivoli: 44,900 euros

  • DS 4 1.6 PureTech EAT8 225 hp La Premier: 49,200 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 hp Bastille +: 32,250 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 CV Performance Line: 35,450 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 CV Trocadero: 37,050 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 CV Cross Trocadero: 37,750 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 CV Performance Line +: 39,050 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 CV Rivoli: 40,450 euros

  • DS 4 1.5 BlueHDi EAT8 130 CV Cross Rivoli: 41,150 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Bastille +: 38,950 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Performance Line: 42,150 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Trocadero: 43,750 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Cross Trocadero: 44,450 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Performance Line +: 45,100 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Rivoli: 47,150 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 CV Cross Rivoli: 47,850 euros

  • DS 4 E-TENSE EAT8 225 hp La Premier: 51,150 euros

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