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2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review Car Price Concept

2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept-It's the third auto from the recently shaped DS Automobiles (a Citro├źn twist off). Like the DS 4, the Crossback gets the new corporate grille, new tech and a couple of mechanical amendments.
The distinction here is that it rides 30mm higher than the consistent model, additions rooftop rails, dark haggles expansions to speak to the 'urban explorer'.

2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
Essentially, the Crossback has milder spring rates, something the general DS 4 has been shouting out for. There are likewise new and updated motors, in spite of the fact that the Crossback gets just the lower-power petrol and diesels in addition to the most intense 178bhp diesel, tried here. This engine is accessible solely with a six-speed torque converter auto.
What's it like?:
It takes just a couple of hundred yards to welcome that the overhauled suspension makes the DS 4 Crossback an a great deal more pleasant friend. While the ride still never settles completely, the edge is currently removed the most exceedingly terrible knocks.
You'd never call it legitimately agreeable yet you won't be jumping each time you hit a pothole or extension joint. The Crossback is likewise less influenced by mid-corner knocks that can thump the DS 4 logged off. There is more body roll however this is still superbly worthy.
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
The motor additionally demonstrates solid – excessively solid on occasion. In clammy conditions the footing control light flashes steadily when quickening from low speed, and you feel the guiding wheel squirming in your grasp. When moving, however, the motor feels just as intense as the 8.6-second 0-62mph time proposes.
Despite the fact that the motor is adaptable, the programmed gearbox is excessively excited to kick-down one or more gear-teeth even under genuinely little throttle openings. To aggravate matters, the gearshifts are far jerkier than you'd trust from a conventional programmed.
At any rate there's no incredible punishment in selecting this motor and gearbox mix. With asserted normal economy of 64.2mpg and CO2 emanations of 115g/km, this motor is cleaner and more proficient than the base petrol and not far-removed the littlest diesel.
Inside, the lodge is indistinguishable to the standard DS 4's. That implies there's a blend of satisfying delicate touch plastics and appealing flashes of designed trim encompassed by hard, scratchy plastic. It wouldn't be too awful if the less expensive stuff was out of span yet there's a lot in spots you'll touch routinely.
In spite of the fact that there are five entryways, the backs are little as well as an odd shape, as well. This makes getting in and out precarious, best case scenario. That is expecting you'll even fit behind the front seats; with a six-footer in advance, extra space is shockingly tight. Head room isn't incredible either.
There's stand out trim level for Crossbacks (viably Prestige trim on ordinary DS 4s) and it's really liberal. Standard gear incorporates a touchscreen infotainment framework with sat-nav and a DAB radio, keyless section, part calfskin seats and double zone atmosphere control.
You can likewise customize your DS 4; there are four distinctive rooftop hues to make an aggregate of 38 shading blends. You can even choose semi-aniline "watchstrap" style calfskin seats with a back rub capacity.
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
2015 DS 4 Crossback BlueHDi 180 auto review exterior interior price specs Car Price Concept
Should I purchase one?:
The Crossback is without a doubt the DS 4 to go for. The ride still isn't impeccable however it is at any rate endurable now - simply ensure you stay away from the 19in wheels.
This specific diesel motor, in any case, doesn't feel like it has a place in the Crossback, while the auto 'box essentially isn't sufficiently refined.
The littler diesel with the manual gearbox is more than sufficient and around £3000 less expensive. That cash would be better spent on the rich calfskin seats, stereo overhaul and an offbeat paintjob. Even better, purchase an Audi A3 Sportback.
Area Newbury, Berkshire; on special Now; Price £26,495; Engine 4 cyls inline, 1997cc, turbocharged, diesel; Power 178bhp at 3750rpm; Torque 295Ib ft at 2000rpm; Kerb weight 1340kg; Gearbox 6-spd programmed; 0-62mph 8.6s; Top rate 135mph; Economy 64.2mpg (joined); CO2/duty band 115g/k