The 2023 Citroen DS4 or 2023 Citroën DS 4 is a compact car and is the second model of the luxury DS sub-brand created by Citroen. The 2023 Citroen DS4 is currently in its second generation, based on an all-new platform shared with the Opel Astra VI and Peugeot 308 III. In October 2022, the hardware structure was revised, which now includes a new Opera flagship and increased EV range for the PHEV version.
The Citroen DS4 2023 is available with Start&Stop technology and Citroën says the battery is optimized to last up to 600,000 starting cycles. The trunk is 385 liters or 1021 liters with the rear seats folded down. The style of the DS 4 was well-received by the international press. It is intended to replace the 2023 Citroen DS5, which was discontinued in 2018, and is based on PSA Group’s PSA EMP2 platform. The DS4 car is available in three versions: DS 4, DS 4 Cross, and DS 4 Performance Line. It was designed in Paris but will be produced at Opel’s factory in Rüsselsheim.
The DS 4 is stylish and well-equipped, but expensive and the rear seats are small. It is intended to compete with the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 hatchback, but it can also compete with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Entry-level DS 4 Elegance models feature 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, electric windshields, air conditioning, and electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with hill start assist.
2023 Citroen DS4 : Interior
The interior is refined with Nappa leather upholstered door panels, while the seats are upholstered in semi-aniline leather with the signature ‘watch strap’ design. The Citroen DS4 also has a panoramic windshield that offers a 45-degree upward view for greater visibility, while both the driver and passenger have rigid individual louvers and folding sun shields.
The front panel of the DS4 has been lifted directly from the Citroen C4, there are LED lights at the bottom of the windshield and the instruments can be illuminated in various colors. A range of stylish finishes is also available. While the overall quality of the interior can’t match that of the Volkswagen Golf, the crafty controls for the stereo, not to mention the sheer number of buttons on the steering wheel, mean some of the car’s systems could be simpler to operate. get used to the wide range of buttons after a while.
2023 Citroen DS4 : Engine
All of the petrol engines powering the Citroen DS 4 were the product of a collaboration between PSA and BMW, 1,598cc four-cylinder, 16-valve units. The base VTi 120 was normally aspirated and outputs 120 PS (88 kW). As the name suggests, it came with variable valve timing. The next engine was the THP 155, which was essentially a turbocharged version of the VTi. The Citroen DS4 produced 156 PS (115 kW) and used a six-speed manual transmission, thanks to a twin-scroll turbocharger and double overhead cam. The most powerful engine option was the THP 200, a variation of the THP 155 but with 200 PS (147 kW). Citroën initially offered two diesel engines called HDi 110 in the DS 4, a 1,560 cc four-cylinder producing 112 PS (82 kW), and a four-cylinder HDi 160, also found in the Citroën C5 sedan. There was also a 2-liter diesel with a displacement of 1,997 ccs and producing 163 PS (120 kW).
2023 Citroen DS4 : Safety
The Citroen 2023 DS4 is awarded five stars when crash-tested by Euro NCAP. All 2023 DS 4s come with six airbags as standard, as well as a mandatory kit such as electronic stability control and ISOFIX child seat mounts. Citroen also provides an emergency assistance system to connect you to emergency services in case the worst happens. The higher-spec DS 4 Prestige has a backup camera and LED headlights, as well as a blind spot monitoring system, while these are options on the Elegance model. The Peugeot 508 scored the same, with the only difference being a higher child-occupant ratio for the Peugeot 508 and a slightly higher pedestrian impact rating for the 2023 Citroen DS4 car.