The New Citroen DS5 Revealed (2011)

New Citroen DS5

Citroen DS5 (2011)

The new model in the Citroen DS line has been revealed: the Citroen DS5. The Citroen DS5 aims to combine ground-breaking style, rewarding driving dynamics and high levels of refinement with innovative engineering solutions.

The Citroen DS5 is the first model to feature the HYbird4 diesel hybrid technology, delivering 200bhp, four-wheel drive capability, emission-free electric power and an acceleration boost function, with total CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.

Citroen's DS range already offers a supermini model with the Citroen DS3, a five door hatchback with the Citroen DS4 and now an executive five seater with the Citroen DS5.

The exterior design features flowing lines, a sleek profile and muscular wheels arches with 16" to 19" alloy wheels available.

The front end is clearly identifiable as part of Citroen's DS range, the DS5 features an oversized air intake, a large chrome-finished grille housing the chevrons and a new LED light signature. A distinguishing feature, DS5 boasts chrome-finished 'sabre' inserts stretching from the top of each headlamp to the windscreen.

The rear design features two tail pipes built into the rear bumper and a rear signature featuring six light guides.

On the interior, the cockpit is driver focused, featuring a coupe-like driving position with an almost vertical steering wheel and wide central console. An array of buttons - including a START button, switches, scroll wheels and toggles are grouped on two central consoles, one low down, and one above driver's head "pilot style". A colour Head-Up display projects essential information directly into the driver's line of sight.

Staying true to the executive expectations, premium materials include fine-gran Club leather and 'watchstrap' seat upholstery - a signature touch of the DS line, unique to the market.

The Citroen DS5 is 4.52m long, 1.85m wide with a boot offering up to 465 litres VDA.

Published 18 April 2011 Staff

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