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DS Automobiles offers a hybrid version of the DS 3 and DS 4

The DS 4 in grey, seen from three quarters of the front.

The year 2024 marks a major turning point in the energy transition for DS Automobiles, with the introduction of new non-rechargeable hybrid engines in the DS 3 and DS 4. Even before the long-awaited arrival of fully electric models, the brand presents HYBRID, a simple hybrid technology similar to that found in other Stellantis brands, offering customers an unrivalled driving experience in terms of comfort, fuel efficiency and cost of use.

Smooth, efficient driving with HYBRID technology

Thanks to HYBRID, the driver benefits from an intelligent combination of two types of energy for an unparalleled driving experience. The first few kilometres are covered silently thanks to electric propulsion, ensuring smooth driving and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. When power demand increases, the petrol engine kicks in to provide additional power while maintaining remarkable fuel efficiency.

The HYBRID system is designed to eliminate the constraints of recharging. The battery recharges automatically on the move, without the need for an external connection. In addition, kinetic energy is recovered during deceleration, reducing the use of the mechanical braking system and particulate emissions.

Improved performance and reduced fuel consumption

Compared to previous models, vehicles equipped with HYBRID technology offer improved performance and significantly reduced fuel consumption. The DS 3 HYBRID, for example, offers a nearly 20% increase in efficiency and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. Similarly, the DS 4 HYBRID offers up to a 16% reduction in fuel consumption, exempting it from the environmental penalty in France.

Despite the addition of hybrid components, the vehicles retain their spaciousness and boot volume, ensuring maximum passenger comfort. The HYBRID technology includes a state-of-the-art 136 bhp petrol engine coupled to an automatic dual-clutch gearbox and a 28 bhp electric motor integrated into the gearbox. Thanks to intelligent energy management, transitions between driving modes are smooth and unnoticeable, allowing both DS models to avoid environmental penalties while reducing fuel consumption and CO² emissions by up to almost 40% in city driving.

High-end finishes and equipment

Alongside the introduction of the hybrid engines, DS is introducing the new names of its Pallas and Étoile ranges to the DS 4 HYBRID, offering an even more refined driving experience. These versions include state-of-the-art equipment such as Adaptive Cruise Control Stop & Go, Unintentional Lane Departure Alert and front and rear parking assist.

Prices for the DS 4 Hybrid are as follows

DS 4 Pallas Hybrid: €39,950

DS 4 Étoile Hybrid: €44,250

The DS 3 Hybrid starts at €35,200.

In conclusion, DS Automobiles' HYBRID technology represents a significant step forward in the field of electric mobility, offering drivers a versatile, efficient and environmentally friendly solution. With improved performance, reduced fuel consumption and comfort, the integration of this new engine, which has worked wonders at the wheel of the Citroën C5 Aircross, should benefit the DS3 and DS4.

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