DS Automobiles begins delivering the new DS 4 to European dealers. The next generation of compact cars, which has been radically transformed, has already started production at the plant in Rüsselsheim, one of Opel’s major headquarters in Germany.
The new generation DS 4 shares no more than a name with its predecessor. The French luxury brand has completely transformed a new model that will face the competition in the premium compact car market with a modern and technologically advanced rival. This is the first model of the company to be produced away from the French factory that has been its home until now.
And the fact is that the first generation of the DS Automobiles model was produced at the headquarters in Mulhouse, but now that all the production marks are now owned by Stellantis, it has decided to transfer them to Rüsselsheim, Germany. The new DS 4 shares platform, engines and different technologies with the new Opel Astra, so both can provide optimal production capacity for this plant. On the other hand, Stellantis has decided to restrict SUV production to the French plant in Mulhouse so that the DS 7 Crossback and Peugeot 3008 take over its full capacity.
“We are proud to be able to manufacture Premium DS Automobiles in our facility,” said Michael Lewald, Plant Manager. “First with the DS 4 and soon with the Opel Astra, both also as plug-in hybrids, and from 2023 purely electric, which will usher in the era of electric mobility in Rüsselsheim.”
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of DS 4 from the FineAuto team: