Citroen DS4 debuts in Paris - more DS models on the way

Citroen DS4 live in Paris 01.10.2010
Citroen DS4 live in Paris 01.10.2010

Possibilities include a new DS sports car and a DS3 soft-top convertible

Citroen has unveiled the DS4 model at the Paris motor show - after details and photos had been previously released. But the automaker promises more DS models are on the way.

The DS4 is a 5-door hatchback model, based on the Citroen C4, with 3 seats on the rear bench, but with hidden handles embedded in the rear-door window frames so as to make the DS4 look more like a sport coupe.

According to Citroën boss Frederic Banzet, speaking to Autocar at the Paris motor show, the DS4 and DS3 will be followed by more DS-label models, including a DS5 next year.

Possibilities include a DS sports car, but Banzet said variants of the DS3 were under consideration. A soft-top DS3 is said to be next on the list, according to Autocar.

The DS4 will come with two diesel - the 1.6 liter HDi 110 and an HDi 160 - the numbers denominating horsepower. Both diesels will also be made available with e-HDi technology which features a fuel-saving stop/start system.

On the gasoline/petrol side will be three engines - the 1.6 VTi 120, the THP 155 and a new THP 200 - a 1.6 liter turbocharged power plant with 200 PS (197 bhp/147 kW) and 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque. A 1.6 liter engine range developed in a joint venture between BMW and PSA Group.

Banzet also confirmed to Autocar that the DS label will remain just that, a sub-badge of Citroen and will not be turned into a separate brand.

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They are really tring hard to look like premium car's. But when you look at the C5 it's like an Audi A4.
Nov 28th, 2010 8:56pm
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+1. I don't get the current trend for over-styling cars, the sesto elemento, the new cls, this, the new focus. Why? They end up looking unresolved and unbalanced and end up aging quickly. Citroen use to be able to do quirky without going over the top. I'd rather they designed the c4 to the best of their ability rather than a conservative mainstream and an overstyled eccentric sub model!
Oct 2nd, 2010 8:20pm
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muellr muellr
ah c'mon citroen please stop, all the cardesign styling elements of the last 2 years put in a blender, what an eyesore! where is the clear thought of the designer? where is the brand positioned? are they looking to get different target customers depending on the angle people apporach the car?
Oct 2nd, 2010 2:45pm
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Edison Edison
Looks like a premium product, but where is the Citroen originality and quirkiness? I say they should have done the fixed-hub steering wheel here to make it a little funky.
Oct 1st, 2010 8:42pm
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joseferreira joseferreira
Stunning. Citroen is becoming more premium
Oct 1st, 2010 7:03pm
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