The new DS4 Crossback will become the third model to add to the French manufacturer’s product portfolio, together with the smaller DS3 Crossback and the DS 7 Crossback, ranking at the top of the range. Its official revelation is scheduled for this year 2020.
Inspired by the design of its brand siblings, the DS4 Crossback will have a premium style, betting on the already characteristic large grille in the center of the front, sharp LED headlights, plastic protections on the bumpers and side sills accompanied by metal inserts and rear with an optical group that will keep a close relationship with the one that illuminates the rear of the DS7 Crossback. You would also expect different wheel designs to customize the French SUV.
The interior will bet on quality materials and a design that straddles what the DS 3 Crossback and DS 7 Crossback already offer. You would expect a large center screen for the DS infotainment system, a digital cockpit, clean surfaces, and an elaborate center console with futuristic-designed switches, all wrapped up in a premium-inspired atmosphere spiced with a multi-color ambient lighting system. . Elaborate seating and different upholstery and leather options will also be offered.
A complete range of engines with a plug-in hybrid version
The new DS4 Crossback will be based on the EMP2 Evo platform, allowing it to adapt to traditional internal combustion engines and the demands of a plug-in hybrid powertrain in tune with the rest of the range. Among the engines that we could see in the range of the DS4, Crossback would be the most powerful option of the DS3 and those of access to the DS 7.
For example, in the gasoline section, it would be easy to find the 1.2 PureTech engines of 130 and 155 HP of power. Meanwhile, the diesel options could be made up of the 1.5 BlueHDi 130 hp engine and even the 2.0 BlueHDi 180 hp as a culmination. For its part, six-speed manual changes and an option with an eight-speed automatic transmission will be offered. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive 4×4 versions could also be offered.
Electrification will also affect the DS4 Crossback
The engine range will also include two E-TENSE plug-in hybrid variants in line with its older brother, the DS 7. The details of these two mechanical options are unknown so far, but the DS7 Crossback E-TENSE is equipped with an engine. 200 hp PureTech gasoline and two 110 and 113 hp electric motors, which are powered by a 13.2 kW lithium-ion battery that gives it enough juice to travel up to 58 km in fully electric mode, according to data of the WLTP.
Other details and technology
The third SUV in the DS family will have a body length of 4.45 meters and will be equipped with level 3 autonomous driving functions. At this level, you would expect advanced systems such as adaptive cruise control and maintenance assistant. of lanes, which, in conjunction, will allow the birth of a semi-autonomous driving system that takes care of steering, acceleration, and braking on the highway. This technology, ideal for traffic jams, usually has a speed limited to around 60 km / h in other manufacturers.
DS4 Crossback rivals
Given its body length of 4.45 meters and its aspirations as a premium SUV, the DS4 Crossback will be a model destined to compete against rivals of premium brands. Among its main competitors, we will find the new Mercedes GLA, the BMW X1, the Audi Q3 Sportback, the Jaguar E-Pace, and the Lexus UX.
DS4 Crossback price
The prices, as the new model has not been presented at the moment, have not been released. If we take into account that the DS 3 Crossback starts from 24,000 euros and that the DS 7 Crossback starts at about 32,000 euros, it is to be expected that the DS4 will be located halfway, so it would be necessary to move in the strip of the 27,000 or 28,000 euros…