Anyone half hoping for the sort of dramatic transformation enacted on high-spec versions of the 5 will be left disappointed by the thoroughly conventional cabin here.
Aside from the badge swap on the steering wheel, the vast majority of the 4’s fixtures and fittings are again shared with the C4.
On the one hand, that’s no bad thing. The C4’s interior is perfectly presentable and usable and not found particularly wanting in build quality or finish.
But there is precious little cosseting, interesting or inviting about it, either.
And if the intention of the DS brand is to better compete against the droves of hatchbacks and small crossovers now built by premium manufacturers, the 4 falls at the first hurdle here.
Its second sin, as before, is access to the cabin. On opening, most of us tend to judge how much space to give a car door by where the handle is and how close our leg is to the bodywork.
Unfortunately, that discounts the trailing edge styling appendage at the top of each rear door, which subsequently jabs you in the chest or arm like a disgruntled bouncer.