PSA completion of the production of DS 4 and DS 5May 29, 2018
The manufacturer explains this by updating the lineup.
DS decided to stop the production of poorly-sold hatchbacks of the Quartet and the Five. Note that last year the sales volume of DS 4 was 11 746 units. For comparison, the most sold model of this class – the Volkswagen Golf – 170 431 sold car, and the more expensive Lexus CT 200 last year had 8 419 sales. With the DS 5 model, the picture is even worse – 5,738 in 2017. In general, brand sales last year fell by 38.5%.
Production of models was carried out at the French factory PSA Group in Mulhouse. True, the company said that the departure of these models from the assembly line was planned for 2018. The reason for this was not sluggish sales of hatchbacks, but part of the planned plan, which also provides for the debut of a new compact electric vehicle at the Paris Motor Show, provided for by the electrification program for the lineup. Probably, this is a completely electric version of the forthcoming DS 3 Crossback.
“Yes, we confirm the completion of the production of DS4 and DS5 (manufactured since 2011), which is planned and is associated with the update of the DS range,” the PSA office reported. By the way, last year in Russia, 58 DS 4 hatchbacks were sold, including the version of Crossback, and in the period from January to April – 12 pieces. Sales of DS 5 in our country were discontinued in early 2015.