2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Citroen is currently testing the new premium hatchback DS4 on snowy roads. This model is based on the proprietary EMP2 platform, which has received a number of improvements. It is stated that this "bogie" provides a unique body-to-wheel ratio for the segment, and also allows the installation of different types of power units.
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Composite materials were actively used in the design of the future DS4, and the method of hot pressing was used in the manufacture of the car. This allowed the engineers to significantly reduce the weight of the hatchback. It is stated that when creating the car, Citroen engineers reworked the steering mechanism and suspension, making the future hatchback more manageable and responsive. In this case, the car will receive a fairly rigid body.
New DS4 2022 (spy photos)
It is reported that the new DS4 will be equipped with a hybrid installation, which, due to the non-standard design of the platform, will not hide the free space in the cabin. It will be based on a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that develops up to 178 hp. power. Together with it, the hybrid installation will include a 108-horsepower electric motor. Together, both units will be able to produce about 222 hp. power. There will also be a battery on the DS4 that will provide an electric range of 50 kilometers.
In addition, the French novelty stands out for its technological equipment. The hatchback will receive a 21-inch head-up display, an Audi-style cockpit with handwriting recognition technology and a Tesla-style ventilation system. Complete with the novelty, they will offer a second-level semi-autonomous control system, which will include several cameras and radars. She will be able to independently drive a car when overtaking and performing other maneuvers.
The DS4 will be equipped with a suspension that is unique for its class, which, due to an active front camera, three accelerometers and four position sensors, will automatically adjust to irregularities on the road. Get a hatchback and night vision system. It will include an infrared camera that will be attached to the front of the car. This system will warn of danger by displaying appropriate information on the head-up display. In addition, the front of the DS4 will have matrix headlights that can tilt at an angle of 33.5 degrees. Similar optics are now installed on BMW models.