2021.02.05.  DS4 Autotimes 6, 6,660 reads and returns sensationally

2021.02.05. DS4 Autotimes 6, 6,660 reads and returns sensationally

-Features of crossover form to break down vehicle class boundaries
-Eye-catching by actively utilizing the electric power train

DS, a luxury brand of PSA Group, unveiled a new car in the form of a crossover on the 4th of the local time.

The new product is characterized by a unique shape and size that makes the boundaries of the segments obscure. The actual length was 4,400 mm, the width and height were 1,830 mm, and 1,470 mm, which was the middle size between a sedan and an SUV. The location is the C-segment, and it competes with the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, but this is why it shows a slightly different appearance from its rivals.

The exterior was applied with the latest DS family-look. Large grills decorated with luxurious patterns and thin full LED headlamps are typical. The daytime running light has a’b’ shape and extends down to the bottom of the bumper to add presence. On the side, a sensuous character line was drawn based on the slim length and wheelbase. The sharpened C-pillar and the gently lowered roof line are also impressive. At the back, the tail lamp, which added a three-dimensional effect with 3D graphics, caught the eye, and it was finished with a square exhaust port finished with chrome plating and a thick bumper.

The interior feels quite different from the previous DS lineup. It adopts a simple and sophisticated horizontal structure. The full digital instrument cluster and the large wide screen over 10 inches are seamlessly connected, and the air conditioning system and start button are located below. The center tunnel is decorated with a large storage box and a separate 5-inch touch monitor.

Convenience and safety items include 14 focal audio systems, level 2 driving assistance systems, a head-up display with augmented reality function, night vision that helps when driving at night, and optimal ride comfort by reading the flow of the road in real time. It includes intelligent suspension to implement.

As a high-end brand, the material is gorgeous. It was generously covered with leather, and Alcantara and carbon fiber were also placed in the right place to increase marketability. In addition to this, it has two rows of spacious, similar to that of a medium-sized sedan, and the trunk provides a standard 440ℓ. By folding the second row, you can use more space.

Instead of diesel, the dynamometer put an eco-friendly electric motor. A typical example is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 1.6ℓ Puretech gasoline engine with a maximum of 180 horsepower and an electric motor with 110 horsepower. The system has the highest output of 225 horsepower and a battery pack with a capacity of 12.4㎾h is mounted, and when fully charged, it can travel 50km in pure electric mode. Of course, a version of the existing internal combustion engine is also available. It has a wide range of gasoline and diesel with a maximum level of 130 to 180 horsepower, and an eight-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive are interlocked.

The DS4 will go into full-scale sales in the second half of this year, and its domestic release is undecided.

Reporter Seonghwan Kim swkim@autotimes.co.kr

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