The DS4 It is already part of the list of favorite models of the current edition of the “Readers Car of the Year” awards. The participants in this contest chose with their votes the French model as the winner of the vote corresponding to the month of April, the fourth of the year.
A victory for the DS4 that incorporates him to this list of partial winners of which the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota Highlander and the Skoda Enyaq, the corresponding winners of the previous votes. In this way, the new compact model of the French manufacturer establishes its candidacy for this award instituted by Prensa Ibérica and in which readers of its wide range of editorial publications participate.
The operation of the “Readers Car of the Year” it’s simple. Every month, from January to October, the website mejorcoche.epi.es presents three candidates from which users choose their preferred model. Once this first phase of monthly voting, the journalists specialized in motor information from Prensa Ibérica, choose the six vehicles that go to the final, having to choose, at least, between 5 of the monthly winners, and leaving a sixth vote available in the event that they are want to re-fish a car that has not won in its respective monthly vote.
New DS4: Premium bid
And the first step to get a place in the final that the DS4 has already given with the victory achieved last month. A proposal with a marked premium cut that, in line with the rest of the vehicles in the French range, is presented with a sober aesthetic based on very marked lines. In addition, it has a ‘Cross’ variant with a slight off-road cut thanks to aesthetic details such as matte black bumper protections, black window frames or a glossy black grille. In addition, this version incorporates a Traction mode selector called Advanced Traction Control.
Its interior is presented as a mixture of technology and attention to detail with the use of distinctive materials such as the leather, the Alcantara fabric, the forged carbon o la wood. Also noteworthy is the extensive digital display made in the passenger compartment with a 10-inch screen in the center console, the instrumentation, the new infotainment system DS Iris System y el Extended Head-Up Display It projects driving information onto a 21-inch surface on the windshield.
Fifth monthly vote for Readers’ Car of the Year
And once the May vote is under way, the “Readers’ Car of the Year” has three new applicants; Dacia Spring, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Y Nissan Qashqai. A series of candidates who are presented as clear protagonists of their respective segments. While the Spring arrives ready to revolutionize the electric urban market, the Eclipse Cross does so under a single plug-in hybrid proposal and the Qashqai is completely renewed in a third generation that wants to maintain the hegemony of its predecessors.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.