April 11, 2016

DS 4 Crossback Hits Australian Roads

DS Automobiles has launched a limited-run DS 4 Crossback to the Australian market – with 25 of the two-plus-two, high-riding coupes initially available to Australian customers.

The new DS 4 Crossback benefits from a higher ride height, 17” Canberra alloys, revised suspension tune, new Euro-6 diesel drivetrain and a new six-speed automatic gearbox, co-developed with Aisin.

As standard, the DS 4 Crossback features over the previous hatchback; LED-headlamps and daytime running lamps, black wheel arch trims, a differentiated front end and rear spoiler also finished in black, grey roof bars, black door mirrors, door sills and carpet mats, and a ride height 30mm higher than the hatchback.

Standard on-board technology extends to an all-new full-colour 7-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, Apple Carplay, Mirror Link, DAB+ radio, dual-climate control, keyless entry and start, massaging front seats, leather seats and steering wheel along with steering wheel controls.

A comprehensive suite of standard safety features extends to blind spot monitoring, rear camera with front and rear parking sonar, automatic lights and wipers, LED fog-lamps with cornering function, tyre pressure warning sensors and six airbags.

Powering the DS 4 Crossback is a 133kW, 400Nm, BlueHdi turbo-diesel drivetrain, paired to a new Aisin six-speed automatic.

Compared to the outgoing model, the drivetrain develops 13kW of power and 60Nm more torque – while sipping half a litre less fuel on the combined cycle and is Euro-6 certified over the previous Euro-5.

The new more frugal drivetrain also increases performance, with the 0-100km/h acceleration time arriving 0.7 of a second quicker at 8.6 second when compared to the outgoing drivetrain.

The DS 4 includes a 6-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

General Manager of DS Australia, Kai Bruesewitz, said the limited run DS 4 sets a new beginning for premium French vehicles in Australia.

“With its all new-look, drivetrain and significant standard specification we believe the DS 4 will appeal to those customers looking to stand out from the crowd,” said Breusewtiz.

“As the DS marque evolves both locally and globally, Australian’s will begin to see a return to French design and luxury, and the DS 4 is a step towards an all-new line of vehicles that capture the best in French design, quality and innovation.”

“The evolution of the DS marque in Australia will take some time and will be led by product, with the first all-new DS vehicle launching in the coming years,” said Bruesewitz.

The DS 4 is available in a choice of six exterior colours including Blanc Nacre (White) and five metallic paints.

Metallic colours include Orange Tourmaline, Gris Artense (Grey), Blue Encre (Navy), Noir Perla Nera (Black) and Gris Platinum (Silver).

18″ Brisbane alloy wheels are also available as an option.