By replacing the first generation of DS 4, born Citroën DS4, with a brand new one at the end of last year, the young French premium brand hit the mark. Rather pretty, well finished, technological, and above all, no longer resuming the interior of a Citroën C4, but offering a real personality, this second generation is selling rather well, at least in France, where it finally meets its audience.
Still based on a platform from the Stellantis group, the DS 4 dresses it in a bodywork with a rather differentiating and statutory style. But without pouring into too much bling-bling or an overabundance of chrome. She is dynamic, and generally very popular. Only the daytime running lights may make me a little have you seen…
In terms of performance, it does much better than the older generation, and no longer usurps the status of premium compact sedan. It is for example much better finished than an Audi A3. The design, the noble materials (leather, aluminum, real wood), and the high-tech equipment (matrix LED lights, extended color head-up display, acoustic windshield, rear traffic detection, advanced voice recognition, smartphone connectivity , etc.) make it a real top-of-the-range car.
On the road, it benefits from the qualities of the EMP3V3 platform. Driving is therefore rather dynamic, while maintaining a remarkable level of comfort. Only the performance is a little behind, especially on the most powerful versions.
In short, to sum up, this DS is up to the task, even if the champions of “German premium” regret more noble engines than a “simple” 4-cylinder 1.6… But it is also sold quite expensive, it have to say it. Its arrival on the second-hand market therefore gives hope of being able to do good business. But let’s see where we can find copies for sale.
Second-hand DS 4: supply chains
As is often the case with recent second-hand cars, the main suppliers are the brand’s dealers, who resell their demonstration or management vehicles.
And indeed, individual resellers can be counted on the fingers of one hand, they represent less than 3% of the ad offer.
The remaining 97% advertise on the best-known sites, which are The Central and the right corner. These two sites bring together the bulk of the offer, currently a little over 300 models looking to find buyers (taking into account the inevitable duplicates found on both sites).
The Stellantis group also has a second-hand label specific to DS: DS Certified, well separated from the “Spoticar” label used for most of the other brands of the group.
You can therefore also find ads on the dedicated site: https://www.dscertified.dsautomobiles.fr/acheter-voiture-occasion?page=2&filters[model]=ds%204
There is no longer a site dedicated to employees of the Stellantis group, ex-PSA therefore, since the end of last year.