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2016 Citroen DS4 gets a partner in grime ahead of Frankfurt

Published: 04 September 2015

► DS4 hatchback facelifted
► DS4 Crossback added
► On sale November 2015

Parent company Citroen has announced a revised DS4 range with the hatchback receiving a facelift – and a brand-new sibling, the DS4 Crossback. No prizes for guessing it’s a more crossover-inspired model, designed to hoover up the 30% of the premium compact hatchback market that’s now dominated by soft-roaders. 

Tell the DS4 Crossback apart from the regular hatchback by the grey roof bars, front end and rear spoiler finished in black, and the tippy-toe 30mm height advantage. Both will make their public debuts at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show with sales in the UK expected to start in November 2015. 

What’s new on the 2016 model year Citroen DS4?

The DS4 gets the signature DS range front end, which was introduced originally on the DS5. So there are no Citroen badges anywhere, new LED vision headlamps and the latest infotainment system, which sees the DS4 become the first PSA model to get Apple CarPlay technology. To control the new gizmos, a new 7in touchscreen has been introduced in both models. 

The DS4 hatch benefits from six different engine choices, whilst the Crossback is restricted to just one petrol and one diesel option. The entry-level hatch is powered by a turbocharged Puretech 130 engine (the petrol option in the Crossback), generating 128bhp and 170ft lb of torque from as low as 1750rpm. A good old fashioned six-speed manual is the only option available. Stepping up through the range are the THP 165 and range-topping THP 210 engines, which produce 163bhp and 207bhp respectively. There are three diesel options on offer, too, with an entry-level Blue HDI 120 engine, which boasts a claimed 74.3mpg (the diesel option in the crossback). Next in line is a Blue HDI 150 diesel, boasting a claimed 72.4mpg and at the top of the diesel range, the motorway mile-muncher, a Blue HDI 180 diesel, with only an auto option. Economy figures are stated as 64.2mpg.  

Click here to preview which other cars will be shown at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show.

By Matt Bell

Former digital intern at CAR