The model was designed in France, but it will be built in Shenzhen, China. It's part of a growing list of interesting cars sold by the French automaker in the world's biggest car market, but not in Europe.
The press statement is a little bit sketchy when it comes to the powertrain. Nevertheless, it says there will be three gasoline engines available. Two of them seem to be versions of a 1.8 THP we've never heard about with 136 and 204 hp. The third option is "all-new EB2 Turbo engine" that we presume is a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbo. All of them will be available with the EAT6 gearbox, presumably the same Aisin-developed automatic used by the Peugeot 308.
Stylistically speaking, the DS 4S follows the same design language as the DS 5LS sedan and DS 6WR SUV. It has a chromed wing grille that cuts into the headlights, three LEDs per cluster and a larger projector. From the side, it looks like a stretched DS3 and the back features rectangular shapes for both the taillights and the oversized exhaust pipes.
The only picture we have of the interior suggests the DS5 served as inspiration. From that model, designers borrowed the watch strap seats and awkwardly shaped steering wheel. The center console looks like it's been made with a few parts from Peugeot. One thing is for sure, the bright red leather used throughout will keep you from falling asleep on a gloomy winter morning.