Previewed as the High Rider Concept earlier this year in Geneva, Citroën has released first details and photos for their new DS4.
Positioned as the second model in Citroën's eclectic DS line, the vehicle is described as a 2+2 door that has hidden rear door handles integrated into the window frame. Inside there are three full-sized rear seats while the boot volume is 370-liters. Citroën dares to describe the hatchback's profile as "coupé-like" yet in compact dimension: 4.27m (l), 1.81m (w) & 1.53m (h).
Striving for a premium character, the DS4 has a driver-orientated cockpit, panoramic windshield, ambient lighting, lots of chrome trim and leather. On the outside, the DS4 features LED DRL's around the flog lamps, up to 19-inch wheels, and boomerage shaped tailights
When the DS4 goes on sale in late 2011 it will be available with two HDi diesels: HDi 110 (also available as an e-HDi version) and an HDi 160. The three petrol engines include: the VTi 120, THP 155 and the new THP 200, all of which were co-developed with BMW. The new THP 200 based on the 1.6-litre engine produces 200 PS (197 bhp / 147 kW) and 275Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque at 1,700rpm. CO2 emissions are 149g/km. All engines are available with manual or Electronic Gearbox System (EGS) six-speed gearboxes.
For the HDi 110, the clever e-HDi system includes a new generation Stop & Start system, second generation electronically controlled alternator and EGS with optimised gear changes. The clever part is realized when the radio, air-conditioning and steering functions all remain operational when the engine is stopped. This results in reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by as much as 15 percent.
DS4 will be revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in late September. Check out the press release below for many more details.