New Citroën DS5 now available for sale, offers four Euro V engine options

Article by Christian A., on April 3, 2012

The new Citroën DS5 is now officially available for sale. It comes with a choice of four efficient and refined Euro V powerplants, namely the e-HDi 110, THP 200, HDi 160 and the latest 200-hp diesel electric Hybrid4. This new model seats five people. It has five doors and has a maximum boot space of 465 liters. 

This distinctive Citroën model integrates modern, bold styling with a premium aviation-inspired interior, which showcases a pilot-style cabin and a cockpit roof. The new Citroën DS5 is equipped with Créative Technologie features such as keyless access & start, a color head-up display, a new Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and smart beams. 

The DS5 Hybrid4 models are the first production Citroën units equipped with the diesel hybrid technology. They boast of exceptional performance, low carbon dioxide emissions starting only at 99g/km as well as maximum savings of 35% during urban driving. The efficient system provides significant financial advantages to both business and retail customers.

Aside from the remarkable fuel economy, the sub-100g/km model qualifies for the exemption from the London congestion charge. Also, business users will have BiK tax rate of only 10%. The DS5 has previously been honored as the Family Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine.

It was also recently voted as Car Design of the Year award from Car Design News as judged by various automotive designers and industry experts across the globe.

The new Citroën DS5 is indeed full of surprises, given the proportions and the style. It has a silhouette that is instantly recognizable. The highly unique body has the look of a shooting break having the Gran Turismo’s spirit.

This could be because the DS5 was inspired by the C-Sport Lounge concept car. When it came to this model, Citroën wanted to show more when it came to the production model. Making the Citroën DS5 even more distinct is the fact that the aerodynamic sculpture now has those tight and flowing lines which provide hints to an amazing performance.

Starting with the rear section, it highlights how the DS5 ranks when it comes to the road. This model sits evenly on the wide tracks and is highlighted through the twin exhaust pipes that have been integrated to the bumper in the rear. Underlining this further are the signature six light guides in the rear. Looking at the front, the design reveals that the DS5 is indeed part of the DS range.

Proof of this is the grille housings on the chevrons that are chrome-plated and an oversized air intake. The use of LED light signature helps highlight that penetrating gaze. However the true character of the DS5 can be seen in the profile.

The body radiates not only vitality but also provides the expectation of having a well-appointed interior. In addition to being more sculpted, the side also shows an interesting interplay as it relates to light and shadow.

Starting from the headlamps, a slender chrome sabre goes all the way to the windows in the front and helps reflect the light. Being cast in one piece, the sabre highlights the style of the DS5’s exterior. Meanwhile, the shadow seen on the sides is visible in the sunken curves that are on the rear wing, which is another unique quality of this range.

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