- Both models join recently re-launched DS range
- The 1.6-litre diesel versions emit 100g/km of CO2
- DS 4 Crossback raises ride height by 30mm
Following its global premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the revised DS 4 and all-new DS 4 Crossback are now on sale here in the UK.
DS 4 Hatchback
Featuring a refined cabin, refreshed grille design, the latest LED light technology and a range of new equipment as standard, the revised DS 4 Hatchback rivals the likes of the Audi A3 Sportback, BMW 1 Series and new Mini Clubman.
From launch there's a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines with power ranging from 118bhp to 207bhp.
DS believes 80 percent of sales for the 4 hatchback will be for diesel offerings, and likely to be a popular choice with company car drivers is the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel which emits 100g/km of CO2, slotting the car into a 18 percent BIK tax band for the current 2015/16 year.
For those looking for more performance than the 10.9 second 0-62mph time of the 118bhp 1.6-litre engine, the higher-powered 2-litre diesels offer either 148bhp or 177bhp, and the latter can complete 0-62mph in 8.6 seconds.
Crucially, running costs do not suffer too much despite the extra performance with the 148bhp 2-litre achieving the same fuel consumption as the 1.6-litre diesel at 72.4mpg and the 177bhp option offering 64.2mpg. The all-important CO2 emissions are 103g/km for the 148bhp 2-litre and 115g/km for the 177bhp 2-litre engine - which is only available with the firm's six-speed auto gearbox.
There are two trims to choose from - Elegance and Prestige - with p11d prices starting from £19,440. The p11d value for the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel Elegance is £21,190, meaning it will cost a 20 percent tax payer £63 a month for the current year in BIK.
Featuring a striking design and a range of customisation options, standard equipment is impressive with cruise control, sat-nav, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloys and a seven-inch multimedia system with DAB radio all included.
The DS 4 hatchback and DS 4 Crossback are also the first cars in the range to offer Apple CarPlay, a new system which mirrors your IPhone screen onto the cars infotainment system.
DS 4 Crossback
Designed for customers looking to combine the practicality and drive of a hatchback with the chunky styling of an SUV, the new DS 4 Crossback raises the ride height by 30mm and adds larger black wheels, roof bars and wheel arch trims.
According to the firm, crossover vehicles now make up 30 percent of the premium compact hatchback market and the DS 4 Crossback will be key to capitalising on this new trend. The new DS model faces competition from rivals such as the Volvo V40 Cross Country and the Mini Countryman.
There’s just one trim you can buy the DS 4 Crossback in and there’s a range of equipment available as standard including a reversing camera, keyless entry and start, dual-zone air-con, sat-nav and front sports seats.
Engine choice is limited to two: one petrol and one diesel. Like the hatchback above, the 1.6-litre diesel engine with 118bhp is likely to be the most popular choice offering identical headline figures.
P11d prices for the Crossback start at £21,690 for the PureTech petrol or £23,440 for the diesel; the latter will cost 20 percent tax payers £70 a month for the current 2015/16 tax year.