The future of Vauxhall's Luton plant has been assured by parent company PSA Group, following confirmation of an investment which will see the facility produce a brand new version of the Vivaro van from 2019.
The PSA Group has completed its acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors, elevating PSA – which already includes the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands – to the number 2 car manufacturer in Europe.
General Motors is in talks to sell Opel to the PSA Group.
Following a global public premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the facelifted DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback are now on sale in the UK.
The Crossback version is aimed at customers looking for 'urban and extra-urban adventure', adding styling features including wheel arch trims, a unique front end and rear spoiler, all finished in black, plus grey roof bars. Black door mirrors, door sills and carpet mats and a 30mm increase in ride height combine to complete the more rugged look.
Sporting a new front end treatment, new DS branding, new personalisation options, new trim levels and the latest Euro 6 engines, both models are said to offer more choice for customers wishing to adapt their cars to suit their personality and lifestyle.
The new DS 4 also becomes the first DS - and the first vehicle in the PSA Group - to offer Apple CarPlay technology.
Six engines options are offered, including the -cylinder turbo petrol PureTech 130, while a new high-performance THP 210 petrol engine is exclusively available in the hatchback only. Three Euro 6 BlueHDi diesel engines are also specified, including a BlueHDi 180 which is said to offer up to 50Nm more torque than its main competitors.
The new DS 4 is priced from £19,495 OTR, while the Crossback range starts at £21,745.