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DS4 Crossback

DS logo1 Apr 2016

French sportscar brand DS brought its high-riding DS4 Crossback crossover to Australia in April, opting to not take up the regular hatch version.

The DS4 Crossback came with a number of standard features over the outgoing hatchback, including LED headlights and daytime running lights, black wheel arch trims, a black differentiated front end and rear spoiler, grey roof bars, black door mirrors, sills and carpet mats, as well as a 30mm lift in ride height over the hatchback.

On the inside, standard tech included an all-new 7.0-inch touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link, DAB+ radio, dual-climate control, keyless entry and start, massaging front seats and leather steering wheel and seats.

Standard safety features were bolstered as well, extending to blind-spot monitoring, rearview camera with front and rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, LED foglights with cornering function, tyre pressure warning sensors and six airbags.

Under the bonnet it was powered by the same 2.0-litre BlueHDi turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in the DS5, paired to a new Aisin six-speed automatic and good for 133kW/400Nm, representing a performance bump of 13kW/60Nm over the outgoing DS4 DSport HDiFuel consumption for the Euro 6 certified engine improved by half a litre on the combined cycle compared with the old Euro 5 unit, dropping from 4.9 litres per kilometre, to 4.4L/100km.

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