DS4 crossover hatch spied in Malaysia, coming soon?

DS4 crossover hatch spied in Malaysia, coming soon?

What’s this sharp-looking hatchback wearing trade plates? Spotted in Penang by Farizul, it’s the current-generation DS4, which was first revealed by Citroen’s premium offshoot in February 2021.

The second-generation DS4 debut three years after the original – formerly known as the Citroen DS4 – was discontinued. The five-door hatchback was designed to appeal to both crossover and traditional hatch buyers, its maker says.

The new DS4 sits on an improved version of the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), and it measures 4.4 metres long, 1.83 metres wide and 1.47 metres tall. That’s much longer and lower than the Citroen DS4 sold in Malaysia a decade ago, and is about the length of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, but wider, as you’d have noticed from the pics.

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A highly-sculpted profile, long and distinctive LED daytime running lights, flush door handles and huge wheels – 19- and 20-inch alloys are offered – means that this DS is attention grabbing, just like most models that come from this French brand, really. No shortage of flair, that’s for sure.

It’s more conventional under the hood. The launch engines were 130 hp, 180 hp and 225 hp versions of the PureTech petrol range, plus a 130 hp BlueHDi diesel. There’s also an E-Tense plug-in hybrid that pairs the 180 hp petrol unit with a 110 hp electric motor for a total system output of 225 hp, and a pure electric range of 50 km.

So, what’s the DS4 doing here? Perhaps you shouldn’t read much into this, as Stellantis has its ASEAN hub in Gurun, Kedah after taking over the factory from Naza in 2021.

Since then, we’ve seen weird (for us here in Malaysia, at least) and wonderful models roaming on local roads, including things like the Opel Mokka, Citroen C4 and even the DS9 flagship sedan. Just another day of tropical hot weather testing and data collection, perhaps.

Bermaz is now handling Peugeot in Malaysia, but it did not take up the Citroen and DS brands – surely the group has its hands full with Peugeot, Kia and Mazda? Anyway, check out the edgy DS4 below, it’s pretty cool.


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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • Stevie Gee Ah Tiong on May 25, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    Look like copy main land car this one.

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  • Henry on May 26, 2023 at 10:13 am

    The design is #1.

    However this brand of cars is only for those who are brave and willing to write off the whole purchase price the day they take delivery of it. There are a number of such buyers.

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    • Peppa on May 26, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      Same situation with chinese cars but people won’t make it a big deal because it is racism

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  • @NotBruceWayne on May 26, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Is Citroen still a bad purchase due to reliability issues?

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    • Laurie K Gilbert on May 26, 2023 at 5:01 pm

      Not even close. I have been driving several models now for about 12 years without a single problem.

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    • Sohai on May 27, 2023 at 8:30 pm

      Car could break down… I can accept that.
      Is the after sales that’s suck here. No parts, incompetent mechanics….
      Alfa Romeo has beautiful cars too. But suffer the same fate in Malaysia.

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  • intermilan on May 31, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    DS have a great lineups. DS4 looks superb.
    But since no one willing to pick up the distribution rights… DS 7 is still the latest DS ever sold on our shore.

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