Travel 1st class inside our hatchbacks cars

Elegant design, sophisticated silhouette: DS 9 and DS 4 will offer exceptional comfort.
DS 4
Explore the DS 4 compact hatchback, an elegant car with an aerodynamic profile, as high performance around town as on the open road. Offered with power outputs from 130 to 225 hp, the DS 4 compact hatchback is available as a plug-in hybrid, petrol or diesel. Available with several interior and exterior finishes, DS 4 offers the opportunity for unique personalisation, in particular with its wheels. Also see the technical innovations synonymous with driver comfort and safety: autonomous driving system, night vision system that detects pedestrians etc…
Explore the new DS 9 E-TENSE, a car that combines elegance and comfort. Available with an E-TENSE plug-in hybrid power unit, all models are fitted with an automatic gearbox. On top of its elegant interior design with refined materials, the DS 9 E-TENSE is fitted with the best possible equipment for increasing the comfort of the cockpit such as heated, ventilated and massaging seats. The interior experience is enhanced by technology such as the FOCAL Electra® sound system, offering a remarkable acoustic experience.
What is a hatchback?
The Hatchback is a low vehicle, of average size, measuring between 4 and 5 metres in length with 5 doors and at least 4 seats inside. The Hatchback car is versatile and adapted to long journeys but also family trips thanks to its spacious cockpit.
Why buy a hatchback?

The Hatchback is a premium car par excellence, generally featuring the latest technology to offer the driver the best experience at the wheel. It provides a safe and soothing ride for the motorist and their passengers. When it comes to business usage, the Hatchback is often the kind of car particularly favoured by private hire drivers.

For example, DS 9 from DS Automobiles has heated, cooled and massaging seats for cockpit comfort front and rear. As far as trim goes, there are refined materials that demonstrate the Hatchback’s elegance.

Two-box or three-box hatchback: what are the differences?
The hatchback can have two shapes of bodywork, which is divided into types: two box or three box.

Three-box Hatchback
This class of Hatchback can be broken down into 3 sections: an engine compartment where the bonnet is, the passenger compartment and boot. This kind of car doesn’t have a tailgate but a regular boot lid.

Two-box Hatchback
Different to the three-section model, the two-box Hatchback is made up of 2 parts: the engine compartment and the cockpit with the boot integrated. This model has a tailgate with the rear window and bootlid opening as one. It’s about the most common type of Hatchback.
What are the different versions of hatchback?

Touring Hatchback
Its good road holding makes this the ultimate car for long journeys and enables it to cover the kilometres comfortably. Generally close to 5 metres long, the touring Hatchback has a spacious and welcoming cockpit. Its length also ensures it has generous boot capacity.

Compact Hatchback
The compact Hatchback sits between the supermini and the more classic saloon. Unlike three-box Hatchback cars, the compact two-box has a large vertical tailgate at the rear. The versatility of the compact Hatchback makes it a car that’s at ease in town but also on the open road.

Buying a new Hatchback: what's the choice of power unit?

If you’re buying a new Hatchback you have the choice between combustion engine and electrified power units. Petrol and diesel cars benefit from having a greater range than electric cars. On the other hand, the latter are more economical on fuel and more eco-friendly.


At DS Automobiles, the range of new Hatchbacks includes cars with petrol or diesel engines but also with plug-in hybrid power units, all with automatic gearboxes. The benefit of offering hybrid Hatchbacks stems from the combination between internal combustion and electric power units. This combination doesn’t just give a car good petrol economy but also makes a spirited model with plenty of range on the road. You can even choose the power of the motor depending on your requirements: from 130 to 360hp.

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¹ The fuel consumption or electric range achieved, and CO2 produced, in real world conditions will depend upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: the accessories fitted (pre and post registration); the starting charge of the battery (PHEV only); variations in weather; driving styles and vehicle load. The plug-in hybrid range requires mains electricity for charging. The WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) is used to measure fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 figures. Figures shown are for comparison purposes and should only be compared to the fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 values of other cars tested to the same technical standard. The figures displayed for the plug-in hybrid range were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. Information correct at time of going to print. More details on WLTP can be found here.