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Paris, 25 January 2022

DS 4 embodies the new generation of DS Automobiles designs. As refined as it is high tech, DS 4 combines charismatic exterior design with the purity and flow of its interior design, characterised by multiple ‘hand-made’ features.


“This Most Beautiful Car of the Year prize is a reward for the women and men who have shaped DS 4, way beyond the team at DS DESIGN STUDIO PARIS. Before even drawing the first pencil line, we worked with our engineers for two years to model the technical platform. When we started the creative process, our room for manoeuvre for rolling out a new concept was remarkable. Inspired by the DS AERO SPORT LOUNGE concept, also recognised last year by the Festival Automobile International, DS 4’s shape is unique in the segment with hitherto unseen proportions. The line is athletic, very muscular, compact and sat on very large wheels. It turns out to be aerodynamic, efficient, and charismatic all at once.”


Thierry Metroz, DS Automobiles Design Director

From 2006, the Festival Automobile International has recognised the Most Beautiful Car of the Year every year and awards various other prizes

DS Automobiles has regularly been recognised at the Festival Automobile International:


  • DS 4: Most Beautiful Car of 2022
  • DS AERO SPORT LOUNGE: Grand Prize Most Beautiful Concept Car 2021
  • DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4 300: Grand Prize of Advertising 2020
  • DS 3 CROSSBACK: Finalist Most Beautiful Car of 2019
  • Jean-Éric Vergne: Grand Prize of the 2019 Festival
  • DS 7 CROSSBACK: Grand Prize Most Beautiful Interior 2018
  • ONLY YOU: Grand Prize Creativ’Experience 2017
  • DS DIVINE: Special Jury Grand Prize 2015