Called the DS 4 Crossback, the new model takes the DS 4 and adds the usual off-road cladding and a slightly raised (30mm) ride height.
Guards have been added to the wheel arches and the rear bumper for protection during light off-road driving, and the Crossback also scores a pair of roof bars.
But otherwise, the Crossback shares most of the DS 4’s updated look, including a similar alloy wheel and tyre package.
The front of the DS 4 now incorporates the updated DS corporate ‘face’ and adds new LED headlights.
Inside, both models will introduce Apple CarPlay to the DS 4 range in an interior available with the now-trademark DS ‘watchstrap’ leather trim.
A new seven-inch touchscreen facilitates the updated infotainment system, which includes satellite navigation and a reversing camera.
The screen also allows DS to delete 12 buttons from the cabin, giving the updated DS 4 a cleaner look than that of its predecessor.
Outside, buyers in various markets will be offered numerous paint finishes including four colours - Perla Nera Black, Virtual Blue, Tourmaline Orange and Whisper Purple - for the roof, rear spoiler and door mirrors as a combo.
Combine those with nine body colours, including the new Artense Grey, Platinum Grey and Tourmaline Orange, and no less than 38 colour combinations are available to customers.
The Crossback is DS’s second SUV; the first, the 6WR, is only offered for sale in China.
And a locked-in UK launch ensures a right-hand-drive version will be available should the carmaker decide to bring the new SUV to Australia.
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