PARIS -- The next model from PSA Group’s premium brand DS will be the DS 4, a compact car built in Germany on a new version of the automaker’s EMP2 platform.
The DS 4 will appear in the second half of 2021, with three main powertrains: A 225 hp plug-in hybrid version, and diesel and gasoline internal combustion versions.
DS revealed details of the DS 4’s technology in an online event on Wednesday, but said the new model’s design would be shown in full early next year. There will be two versions of the DS 4, product chief Marion David said, with one having more traditional proportions and the other more SUV-like, although she did not provide more details.
Design director Thierry Metroz said the DS 4 would carry over a number of elements from the 2019 Aero Sport Lounge concept, a coupe-styled four-door crossover. Like the Aero Sport Lounge, the DS 4 will have long, vertical front running lights, and will have a similar steeply raked C pillar.
Metroz said the DS 4 would have similar proportions to the previous generation Mercedes-Benz GLA, which this year has been repositioned as a crossover/SUV, as well as the Lexus UX.