New Citroen DS4
The new Citroen DS4 has already been voted “Most Beautiful Car of the Year” by more than 60,000 web users in 62 countries and it is now officially going on sale on the 4th July. There are three trim levels available - DSign, DStyle and DSport with a range of five Euro 5 compliant engines.
This is second model in the DS line (after the DS3) and Citroen is targeting the sector between coupes, hatchbacks and crossovers. Cars such as the Volkswagen Scirocco, Renault Megane Coupe, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic Hatch, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, BMW 1 Series, Audi A3 Sportback and crossovers such as the Nissan Qashqai and MINI Countryman are in the DS4′s sights.
Rear-view Citroen DS4
The car looks like a sleek coupe but it has 5-door flexibility and a raised stance. Eye-catching lines are enhanced by a chrome finished waistline, dark tinted windows, rear spoiler and stylish 19-inch alloys in scupltured wheel arches. Three full-size rear seats are on offer and the boot has a large 359 litre capacity, which increases to 385 litres using the under floor storage.
The cabin oozes comfort in a premium environment with high-quality cabin materials, drilled aluminium pedals, embossed door handles and a choice of five leather combinations. There is also a large panoramic windscreen offering enhanced occupant visibility and a bright and welcoming environment. The colour of the instrument dials and cluster can also be changed to further refine the driving experience.
Engine options are two diesels- HDi 110 and HDi 160 and three BMW co-developed petrol engines- VTi 120, THP 155 and a new THP 200. The THP 200 offers a top speed of 146 mph (where permitted), a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds, CO2 emissions of 149g/km and a combined mpg of 44.1. The HDi 110 is also available in an e-HDi option which uses Stop & Start (plus micro-hybrid techology) to boost fuel economy by 15% in city driving conditions, with CO2 emissions at just 110g/km.
The Ds4 has lots of safety features including ESP with Intelligent Traction Control, ABS with EBD and EBA, six airbags and two Isofix mountings on the rear seats. Other safety offerings include Citroen’s new blind-spot monitoring system, programmable cruise control and a speed limiter. Citroen business car leasing is on the site now on all models.