New crossover concept previews the Citroen DS4 - first images of its luxurious interior
23 April 2010

These are the first interior pictures of the Citroen DS High Rider concept, which previews the forthcoming DS4.

The car will give the firm a rival to the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman when it enters production as the DS4. The three-door, four-seater High Rider, which has been launched at the Geneva motor show, will gain another two doors for production. The production DS4 will look very similar to the concept and is expected to be ready in time for the Paris motor show in the autumn.

See the official Citroen 'DS4' High Rider pics, including its interior

The instrument panel, seats and door trims are all finished in leather and the DS logo appears on the dashboard. Other features include chrome detailing on the gearknob and steering wheel, while a black headlining is also included.

It uses the new Citroen C4’s platform, itself due to be launched later this year, and is taller and wider than the current C4 hatch at 1480mm and 1820mm, although it is slightly shorter than the current C4 at 4260mm.

However, the styling is much more radical than the C4’s, drawing influence from both the smaller DS3 and the C-SportLounge concept from 2005.

Much of the High Rider’s front-end styling is borrowed from its smaller DS3 sibling, including the grille, headlights, bonnet sculpting and badging, all of which should carry over to the DS4 production car. More radical design features, such as its fog lights, 19-inch alloys and fabric roof, are unlikely to feature.

The DS4’s Engines are likely to be borrowed from the next C4 range and a version of the concept’s diesel-hybrid powertrain should also make production. The electric motor sits on the rear axle, providing extra power and torque to the rear wheels under certain driving conditions. The diesel engine drives the front wheels ensuring the car is four-wheel drive.

The DS4 will be further removed to the C4 than the DS3 is to the C3 and its origins are less obvious than the DS3’s. It will be pitched as a more refined and luxurious model within the C4 range, which includes hatchback and Picasso models, rather than the DS3’s billing as a sporty, more dynamic version of the C3.

The DS4 is scheduled to go on sale early next year, before a C5-based DS5 arrives later in 2011.

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12 February 2010

Lots of Fiesta-like detailing in that design !

12 February 2010

[quote TheWizardWeb]Lots of Fiesta-like detailing in that design ![/quote] slightly yeah however its a lot cleaner looking i really like it i'd actually consider one never thought i'd saythat about a citroen

12 February 2010

WOW. I like this VERY MUCH. Looks fantastic.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

12 February 2010

That's quite nice. Although it looks like it's got a vinyl roof from the 70's :)

12 February 2010

This will give the nissan juke something to worry about i think looks far better than the nissan juke and will prob be more practical than the nissan and the mini.

How will it compete against the peugeot 3008 tho im sure it'll prob end up being heavily related to it and it looks far better than all its competition.

12 February 2010

Citroen are on a roll with car design at the moment. This looks very smart.

12 February 2010

If the new DS range keeps coming along like this, no one will buy a regular Citroen anymore as those are bland.

The DS looks brilliant.

Myk

12 February 2010

Now this I like. Much nicer than the Mini or Nissan. Plenty of DS3 and C5 styling cues, which is a good thing. It manages to look expensive too, unlike the Nissan which seems to look like a cheap toy. As has just been said, I'd start to wonder who buys a "regular" Citroen when the DS range is turning out to be as desirable as this.

12 February 2010

I like it but why only 3 door? They've already got the DS3 to compete with the Mini/Nissan Joke so why not a 5 door so people like me with a family can have one?

I'll have to wait for the DS5 I guess.

12 February 2010

[quote Lee23404]I like it but why only 3 door?[/quote]

It says in the story it will gain 2 more doors for production. Looks might suffer but you wont have to wait for DS5!

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