By Drew Johnson
Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2011 @ 11:15 am
 
The DS4 is the second model in Citroen's DS revival, joining the previously launched DS3. The production version of the DS4 officially debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show.

Intended to give customers an up-scale offering in the small car segment, Citroen describes the DS4 as "an alluring mixture of premium design cues and a bold approach to automotive styling." The DS4 was also designed as a driver's car, ensuring the four-door hatch will be just as fun to drive as it is stylish.

The DS4's exterior design is highlighted by a coupe-like silhouette, but Citroen says the hatch still offers enough rear-seat room for three passengers. Other DS4 styling cues include LED running lights, wider wheel arches and 19-inch wheels.

Inside, the DS4 offers a panoramic windshield, a choice of five leather combinations and - on top-level DS4 models - leather-trimmed dash and door panels. No matter the configuration, the DS4 features a decidedly sporty dashboard and a premium look not normally found in a mid-range brand like Citroen.

Five engines will be on offer in the DS4, including two diesel units and three gas engines. The range-topping mill will be a 200 horsepower version of Citroen's 1.6L engine. All engines will be backed by either a six-speed manual or EGS transmission.

DS4s go on sale later this year across Europe.

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