Citroën has revealed the third model in its DS line: DS5
Pitched as an alternative to the ubiquitous German executive saloon, the DS5 is a five-door hatchback with an estate sized boot and will sit at the top of Citroen’s premium DS range above the recently launched DS4.
DS5 is the first Citroën model to feature HYbrid4 diesel hybrid technology, providing enhanced performance and good environmental credentials. The advanced HYbrid4 system delivers 200bhp; four-wheel drive capability; emission-free electric power for the city; and an acceleration boost function for the open road – with total CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.
According to the first details offered by the company, the DS5 is “the manifestation of its finest expertise. A daring and sculptural creation, the DS5 perfectly expresses the DS spirit, namely bold choices on styling, architecture, sensations and refinement, while implementing the best in Citroën technology.”
The driver-focused cockpit features a coupé-like driving position with a near-vertical steering wheel and a wide central console. An array of buttons, switches, scroll wheels and toggles are grouped on two central consoles, one low down and one above the driver’s head, ‘pilot-style’. A simple push on the START button brings the interior to life.
The colour Head-Up Display projects essential information into the driver’s line of sight and the ambient lighting bathes the cockpit in a heady mix of red and white.
• A sleek, compact body (4.52m long, 1.85m wide) and a driving position worthy of a Gran Turismo coupé.
• A roomy boot (up to 465 litres VDA) reminiscent of a Sportwagon.
• Five real seats, four doors and all the access and modularity of a hatchback.