Itself based on the 208 supermini, the 2008 was never designed to do any serious offroading. It's only available with front wheel drive and uses brake-assisted systems to fake the effect of a diff.
The patent office has even named the engines that's going into the DS4 CS. It's a 1.2-liter turbo, probably similar to the one just introduced on the 308 compact and offering two states of tune. The basic one gets 110 hp and 195 Nm of torque, while a 130 hp version with a more meaty 230 Nm is also going to be offered.
Under PSA's "Road to Recovery" strategy, the lineup of models offered by the French carmaker is going to shrink, at the same time becoming more relevant. DS is now a separate premium brand and all its future products have to be designed and engineered to work on a global scale. Hopefully, that means the DS4 CS is coming to Europe as well, because people here are crazy about B-segment cars right now.