DS 4 Crossback SUV shown at Frankfurt Motor Show

A high-riding crossover version of the DS 4 has made its public debut at Frankfurt

DS is expanding the DS 4 model with the addition of a DS 4 Crossback crossover of the upmarket family hatchback. DS 4 product manager Uberto Gavazzi describes it as having "a whole new bodystyle and a higher driving position".

The Crossback will be launched at the same as the revised standard DS 4 hatchback. It sits 30mm higher than that car and has a different front grille and large black wheels, as well as black wheelarch extensions and door mirror caps, plus a rear spoiler and roof rails.

Unlike some crossovers, the DS 4 Crossback won't be available with four-wheel drive. Instead, it comes with an 'intelligent traction control system' that boosts grip on slippery surfaces.

There's a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel – all turbocharged. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder makes 128bhp, returns 55mpg fuel economy and and emits 119 grams per kilometre of CO2. The 118bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel returns 72mpg and emits 100g/km of CO2.

The Crossback should help boost sales of the DS 4 range as a whole. To date, the car hasn't matched the sales success of the smaller, stylish DS 3 hatchback, but the addition of a crossover version should increase its appeal to family buyers.

With the larger DS 6 SUV not intended for the UK market, the DS 4 Crossback allows the brand to appeal to buyers here looking for the high driving position and rugged styling typical to crossovers.

Recommended

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024
Best plug-in hybrid cars
Best cars
19 Jan 2024

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024

DS 4 hatchback review
DS 4 hatchback UK front 3/4 tracking
In-depth reviews
5 Sep 2023

DS 4 hatchback review

Most Popular

Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month
octavia vrs hot deal
Deals
19 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month

Hot car deal: racy Cupra Ateca SUV for just £234 a month
cupra ateca
Deals
16 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: racy Cupra Ateca SUV for just £234 a month

All-new KGM Torres is a £35k SUV from reborn SsangYong
KGM Torres front quarter
News
19 Feb 2024

All-new KGM Torres is a £35k SUV from reborn SsangYong

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
19 Dec 2023

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
12 Apr 2023

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
The best electric cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024