The low-resolution pictures show the 4 adopts an entirely new front end that falls in line with the recently-emancipated DS brand’s current design language. It gets a much sharper look characterized by a hexagonal radiator grille with a thick chrome frame, a new front bumper with a wide air dam and swept-back headlights.
The interior modifications are more minor and largely limited to rearranged HVAC controls, a redesigned center stack and the latest generation of DS’ touch screen-based infotainment system. Whether Citroën-owned DS has finally fitted the 4 with opening rear windows is anyone’s guess.
The leaked images also reveal that DS will expand the 4 lineup with a more rugged-looking model called 4 Crossback. The Crossback stands out from the standard 4 thanks to a slightly raised ground clearance, model-specific bumpers on both ends, blacked-out tail lamps, black plastic trim over the wheel arches and a pair of roof rails.
The facelifted DS 4 will be officially unveiled in the days leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will go on sale across Europe – and, most likely, in China – in the next few months.