Following last week's leak, DS Automobiles has official unveiled the DS 4 facelift which has spawned a more versatile Crossback derivative.
Both cars share the corporate DS Wings grille front design with new DS LED Vision headlights and if you go for the hatchback version there are new two-tone body paints available extending the possible color combinations to 38. New body hues include Platinum Grey, Artense Grey and Tourmaline Orange joining the existing six while the roof, rear spoiler, door mirrors and hub caps can now be optionally painted in Perla Nera Black, Whisper Purple, Virtual Blue or Tourmaline Orange.
The most important novelty is the addition of the Crossback model which DS says it is aimed at clients seeking an "urban and extra-urban adventure." This crossover conversion sits 30mm higher than the regular hatchback and aside from the different rear end it also comes with black plastic body cladding on the wheel arches combined with a black look for the rear spoiler and door mirrors while the roof bars have a grey look.
Both the hatchback and crossover will be offered with an extensive range of engines, starting off with a six-speed manual PureTech 130 S&S which provides 130 PS & 230 Nm, representing a 9% increase in horsepower and 44% in torque compared to the VTi 120 it replaces. Up next is the THP 165 S&S pushing out 165 PS & 240 Nm sent to the wheels through a new six-speed automatic transmission. Available only on the hatch, the THP 210 S&S makes its debut on a DS model and will offer 210 PS & 285 Nm.
On the diesel side, the range begins with a BlueHDi 120 S&S available with a 6-speed manual / 6-speed auto sending 120 PS & 300 Nm to the front wheels. Those who want more punch will have to upgrade to the manual-only Blue HDi 150 S&S that packs 150 PS & 370 Nm whereas the top-diesel BlueHDi 180 S&S is available only with the auto 'box and generates 180 PS & 400 Nm.
Both the DS 4 hatchback facelift and the new DS 4 Crossback can be optionally had with the PSA proprietary Intelligent Traction Control system which offers improved grip on slippery surfaces. Some of the other novelties worth mentioning include keyless entry, reversing camera, blind spot monitoring and CarPlay compatibility. More importantly, the new 7-inch touchscreen display has eliminated 12 physical buttons on the center console and comes with Mirror Screen technology, so the owner will be able to replicate the display of an Android- or iOS-running smartphone directly on the infotainment's screen.
Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in about two weeks, the revised DS 4 range will go on sale this fall in Europe.