Text: Ricardo Machado
Data: April 21, 2022
On sale since late 2021, the DS 4 Cross presents itself as the most adventurous version of the DS compact crossover. The range starts at €30,980 for the Bastille version with a 130 hp 1.2 PureTech engine.
More exclusive, the Cross versions only exist with the Trocadero and Rivoli equipment levels. With the same three-cylinder petrol engine, the price rises to €36,880 (Trocadero) and €40,280 (Rivoli). The jump is smaller when compared to the DS 4 Trocadero (€36,180) or Rivoli (€39,580).
Opting for the DS 4 Cross is to look beyond the body’s plastic protections. The style rebelliousness can be accompanied by the Advanced Traction Control system.
DS 4 Cross optics are always LED
Advanced Traction Control
Optional in both equipment levels, the system improves traction with Sand, Snow and Mud driving modes. Added to these is Hill Assist Descent Control.
In addition to electronic programming, Advanced Traction Control includes specific 19” rims. These are equipped with mixed tires for better off-road traction.
This was precisely the Cross version that we conducted at the event organized by DS to recall the qualities of the DS 4. As a crossover with a strong urban vocation, the DS 4 Cross hits the mark.
The lozenges are the strong theme of the interior design of the DS 4 Cross
Elevated driving position
It combines the much-loved high driving position of SUVs with the refinement associated with French haute couture to offer a unique car. Whether you like the immersion in lozenges of the interior or not, this one wins by originality.
Facilitated by the eight-speed automatic gearbox, common to all engines, driving flows naturally. Able to maintain high cruising speeds with moderate consumption, the BlueHDi engine (1.5 liter of 130 hp) proved to be a long-distance racer. Just don’t ask for dexterity in overtaking.
For higher flights the PureTech 225 petrol engine is the right choice. This is only available with the Rivoli equipment level (€45,880).