A new version of the facelifted DS4 hatchback has been revealed by DS Automobiles. Called the Citroen DS 4S, the new, China-only model joins the recently-updated DS4 and DS4 Crossback.

Produced at Citroen’s Shenzhen plant, the DS 4S is fully designed in France, and gets a lightly tweaked version of the new DS’ look. The front bumper gets an additional LED strip on each end and slits that flow downwards from it. Even the body colour itself is a unique Dark Fire red tone — more body colours will be available at a later point.

The front grille, headlamps and other exterior styling elements are all carried forward from the new DS 4 facelift. The cool-looking headlamps feature three LED modules with scrolling turn signals, cornering lights and moving directional headlamps.

Inside, the DS 4S features red upholstery on the seats, dash and door cards. Citroen says that each dashboard takes up to eight hours to be made, and “embodies the spirit of Parisian luxury craftsmanship.”


The rear end of the car is claimed to be entirely redesigned to offer more comfort for rear passengers, with the DS brand boldly claiming a “record-setting amount of leg room for the compact segment.” To do this, it says it had to rework the car’s architecture to feature a longer wheelbase and a revised suspension setting.

The new Citroen is said to be built on PSA’s EMP2 platform that also underpins the new Peugeot 308. Three petrol engines will be made available for the China-only DS 4S. The THP 1.8 litre four-pot will provide two states of tune – 136 hp and 204 hp. These will be paired to a six-speed EAT6 automatic transmission.

The third variant of the DS 4S will be powered by Citroen’s new EB2 Turbo engine. The car will go on sale in China in the first half of 2016, with prices revealed just before.