The French brands have long embraced the ideals of cultural modernity as well as a future-forward approach when building their cars. Nowhere is this truer than DS, once the automobile of choice for heads of state. Soon, you too can enjoy wafting along like a President with the new and redesigned DS 4, now heading to UK shores. It’s another addition to their ever-expanding presence.
On this side of the Channel, the DS 4 isn’t shy of flaunting its savoir-faire design. You’re greeted with DS’s sharp styling and a sumptuous lounge-like cabin. The all-new DS 4 will come in three flavours – the standard DS 4, Performance Line, and Cross. There’s a selection of petrol and diesel engines that are available to would-be customers, but DS’ E-TENSE 225 plug-in hybrid stands out.
Style Comes As Standard
With up to 30 miles of all-electric range, I think this is the sweet spot of the bunch and is the most appealing. Regardless, the DS 4’s most distinctive features are found elsewhere. Being a DS, you can of course expect top-notch ride quality, courtesy of its ‘Active Scan’ suspension. Using a camera, it can detect upcoming imperfections on the road, and adjusts the dampening on the fly.
It will be jampacked with class-leading tech too, such as DS’ new and reprogrammed infotainment system, which includes a voice-activated personal assistant. If you’re a sucker for stylish yet practical cars, UK customers can start ordering in this refreshed DS 4 now, with a sticker price starting from £25,350. You can experience it in person once deliveries commence early in the new year.