The 2010 re-launch of the DS range marked Citroen's drive to move it upmarket, offering special versions of existing models that were designed to give buyers that little something extra that they felt Citroens lack. The stylish DS4 hatchback therefore offers a mix of style, practicality and a sportier driving experience than the C4 model that it's based on, throwing in lots of luxuries and accessories for good measure. The range offers a choice of five engines – three petrol and two diesels – and the car has comfortable, high-riding suspension. You get a lot of equipment as standard, along with a series of sophisticated touches in the interior to boost that premium feel. It comes in three main specifications – entry-level DSign, mid-range DStyle and top-of-the-range DSport - with all models coming fitted with LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, air-con, a multifunction steering wheel and cruise control as standard. It may not be as responsive to drive as rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf and it is a little cramped inside (the fixed rear side windows also don’t really help its family car credibility) but there's no denying it has some real style that helps it to stand out against the likes of the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 Sportback.