More than 60,000 web users in 62 countries have voted for the new Citroen DS4 as the world’s “Most Beautiful Car of the Year”. Well, it’s certainly cool and full of soul and passion and emotion, but to say it’s the most beautiful car in the world in a big leap! The car has also won “Most Beautiful Interior” prize by a jury of personalities from the worlds of design, sport, culture and the media.
Great, but what about Aston Martin Vantage or Ferrari 458. Maybe it’s just me, but I think those cars are prettier! As it’s the case with all ‘Of The Year’ awards, the jury picks the less ambitious candidates. That’s how it works, they never even consider high-end cars becasue they are a minority.
The award was presented to Frédéric Banzet, Managing Director of Citroën, at the official ceremony of the 26th International Automobile Festival on 27th January.
DS4, revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010, is yet further proof of the brand’s “Créative Technologie”. It fully honours the philosophy of the DS line, with its bold stance on styling, driving sensations, architecture and sophistication.
The Citroën DS4 communicates its exclusive nature from the very first glance through the position of the chevrons on the grille and its distinctive LED lights, which are illuminated both day and night. The sophisticated profile features chrome detailing around dark-tinted windows, muscular wheel arches that emphasise the large wheels – up to 19 inches – and a tautly-drawn roofline culminating in a rear spoiler for an extra dose of vitality. It is, no doubt, this coherent whole and status that appealed to web voters.
Like the exterior styling, the interior of DS4 exudes power, dynamism and refinement. The body-hugging front seats in “Bracelet” upholstery and finest quality leather, the sculpted dashboard with superior tactile quality and the panoramic windscreen extending backwards into a dark roof lining, all express the DS4’s strong personality and were applauded by the jury at the International Automobile Festival.
Delivering on the driving sensations implied by its styling, the raised, four-door coupé promises a unique road feel that makes travelling and movement irresistible.