DS 4S Beijing 2016 1

The DS 4S makes its official debut in China today at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. Exclusive to the Chinese market, the DS 4S is produced at Citroen’s Shenzhen production facility in China, and is the fourth model to join the DS line-up in China alongside the DS 5 DS 5LS and DS 6.

Designed in France, the DS 4S differs from the DS4 and DS4 Crossback in other countries. Design tweaks can be seen on the front fascia, with new headlamps, bumper, fog lamps and additional LED strips. The rear meanwhile, gets DS3-like tail lamps and a different bumper as well, still sporting a dual exhaust setup.

Six exterior paint finishes are offered here – Dark Fire Red, Silver Grey, Pearl White, Hickory Brown, Black Perla & Whisper. Additionally, five trim levels are available – Comfort, Fashion, Luxury, Luxury Technology and Prestige.

As previously reported, the DS 4S features a handcrafted dashboard that takes up to eight hours to be made, and “embodies the spirit of Parisian luxury craftsmanship.” The rear also gets designed to offer a “record-setting amount of leg room for the compact segment.” This involves modifying the car’s architecture to sport a longer wheelbase and a revised suspension setting.

Three engine options are offered here, including two 1.8 litre petrol units – THP 160 and THP 200. The third option is a 1.2 litre turbocharged Puretech 130. All engines are paired to an EAT6 automatic gearbox.