DS4 Caught Still Hiding Under Camouflage In New Spy Photos
The DS4, discontinued in 2018 due to lower sales, returns. Spy photos of the hatchback-crossover mashup first appeared in February, and a new set of spy photos shows development continues on the new model. However, although several months have passed between the photo batches, the test vehicle in the new photos still wears a significant amount of camouflage that hides many of the car’s design details.
The DS4 will run on a shared platform that also underpins the new Citroën C4 and the upcoming Peugeot 308, which we spied on last week. It’s called the CMP architecture, which replaces the PF2 platform of the previous generation model, and it gives DS the ability to offer the DS4 with a range of different powertrains, including gasoline. , diesel, PHEV and fully electric. Don’t expect them to all come at the same time. We expect gasoline and diesel models to come first, followed by hybrid and all-electric versions.
While the camouflage does a remarkable job of hiding the design, we can spot a few details. The front features LED headlights with daytime running lights and vertical LED turn signals. We expect DS will also use LEDs for the tail lights. The overall design of the DS4 should borrow from the larger DS7. Spy photos appear to reveal that the new DS4 will retain the overall shape and size of its predecessor. The interior should be of a high standard, with top quality materials and a lot of technology.
We don’t know when DS will unveil the new DS4. We first spotted it in February during cold weather testing, and the latest photos show it is currently undergoing warm weather testing. The Citroën C4 is expected to go on sale later this year in Europe, so we expect the top-end DS4 to follow soon. However, at this point, we have no confirmation as to when DS might reveal this.