Citroen's new DS High Rider crossover concept will soon enter production as the DS4, which is set to rival the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman. The High Rider, which was recently introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, is a three-door, four-seater vehicle. The carmaker said that for production, it will gain another two doors.
The production DS4, which will appear very close to the concept, will be showcased at the Paris motor show in the autumn.
The DS4 uses the same platform as the Citroen C4, which will be launched later in the year. Measuring 1480mm and 1820mm, the DS4 is taller and wider than the current C4 hatch.
However, it is a bit shorter than the current C4 at 4260mm. The DS4's styling is inspired by the smaller DS3 and the C-SportLounge concept from 2005 and when compared to the C4, it is certainly much more radical.
The styling of the High Rider's front-end is similar to the DS3. They have the same grille, headlights, bonnet sculpting and badging -- all of which will also be used by the DS4 production car. The features that won't make it to production include the fog lights, 19-inch alloys and fabric roof.
With spacious interiors, and excellent handling, the DS High Rider promises an excellent experience for both its driver and customers. When it first appeared in 2010’s Geneva Motor show, it had dimensions of 4.26 meters in length, 1.82 meters in width and 1.48 meters in height.
DS High Rider employs a “Full Hybrid” diesel engine to power its performance. The system makes use of a rear-mounted electric motor, and an HDI DPFS engine.
The use of these two components makes sure that the DS High Rider can achieve optimal performance and excellent fuel efficiency, as well as impressive reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. It is even designed, under specific driving requirements, to produce additional power to improve performance via the rear wheels.