DS 4S - Auto China 2016

28/05/2016 - 14:38 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Is a China-only model.

PSA Group's DS unveiled the DS 4S at Auto China 2016 (2016 Beijing Motor Show) held last month. Designed in France, the new premium compact hatchback is a China-only offering, and expands DS' C-segment range to three models. Announcing the 4S in Beijing, DS stated that it will be built locally in Shenzen (by the Changan-PSA joint venture) and go on sale by June 2016. It will be positioned below the DS 5 hatchback, DS 5 LS sedan and DS 6 crossover.

DS 4S front three quarters left side at Auto China 2016

The DS 4S measures 4,435 mm in length, 1,843 mm in width and 1,510 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,715 mm. There's 395 litres of space in the boot. The DS 4S is listed in seven grades, with prices ranging from 1,49,900 to 2,29,900 yuan (INR 15,29,997.44 to INR 23,46,540.44). Three engine options are available: THP130, THP160 and THP200.

The THP130 is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 100 kW (134.05 hp) and 230 Nm of torque. The THP160 is a 1.6-litre petrol engine that develops 123 kW (164.88 hp) and 240 Nm of torque. The THP200 is a 1.8-litre petrol engine that delivers 150 kW (201.07 hp) and 280 Nm of torque. All three engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

DS 4S rear three quarters at Auto China 2016

Features worth noting on the DS 4S are full LED headlamps, LED fog lights, LED daytime running lights, Dynamic LED turn indicators (front), LED tail lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, aluminium sports pedals, 6-way electronically adjustable front seats, 7.0-inch colour touchscreen for the infotainment system and 6-speaker sound system.

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