2015 Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: DS Automobiles DS4 facelift image

The PSA luxury brand that was once just the upscale trim of the Citroen range is slowly building its reputation, which needs the jolt from the DS4 facelift as the highly debated compact sector is crucial to any automaker.

Revealed online not long ago next to its new crossover sibling the DS4 Crossback, the DS4 facelift has landed in front of the worldwide audience during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show. The model comes with the updated corporate DS Wings grille front design and the new DS LED Vision headlights. Other exterior design novelties include the addition of new two-tone body colors that deliver a total possible combination count of 38 units. These hues include the Platinum Grey, Artense Grey and Tourmaline Orange and the roof, rear spoiler, door mirrors and hub caps can optionally use Perla Nera Black, Whisper Purple, Virtual Blue or Tourmaline Orange.

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Under the hood there’s a wide array of engines, beginning with the PureTech 130 that has a start/stop system and is mated to a six speed manual, churning out 130 PS and 230 Nm and replacing the older VTi 120. The next option is the THP 165 S&S that has 165 PS & 240 Nm, coupled to a new six speed automatic gearbox. The flagship option is the THP 210 making its debut inside the DS range and delivering 210 PS & 285 Nm.

The diesel range includes the BlueHDi 120 S&S that can be equipped wither with a six speed manual or automatic gearbox and having 120 PS & 300 Nm sent towards the front wheels. The Blue HDi 150 S&S that delivers 150 PS & 370 Nm will be mated only to the manual and the top guise BlueHDi 180 S&S will deliver 180 PS and 400 Nm, being mated to the automatic transmission only. The DS4 facelift can also be equipped with the PSA developed Intelligent Traction Control system for improved grip under all circumstances.