The plug-in hybrid version of the DS 4, known as the E-Tense, comes with 225hp and enough battery capacity for you to be able to cover up to 38 miles on electric power alone, before the turbocharged petrol engine wakes up.
The official combined economy figure is an amazing 232mpg and in the real world, you should be able to squeeze at least 45-50mpg out of the DS 4 on longer journeys when the battery has run out of charge.
Automatic And Drive Assist
The DS 4 comes with a standard 8-speed automatic gearbox, which is one of the best around, shifting smoothly and quietly. On top of that, DS offers the 4 with a range of driver assistance systems including radar-guided cruise control – that can trickle the car along for you in heavy traffic – and a lane-keeping steering system that helps you stay properly centred between the white lines.
Away from the safety side of things, there are also very neat flush-fit door handles that automatically pop out when the DS 4 detects that you’re walking up to it.