Citroen DS5 revealed
Citroen DS5 arrives mid-2012
25th November, 2011
Peugeot 508 RXH hybrid
31st August, 2011
5th May, 2011
Citroen has revealed the eagerly anticipated third model in
its distinctive DS line: DS5. Designed to express the full extent of Citroën’s ‘Créative Technologie’, DS5
combines style, driving dynamics and refinement with innovative engineering solutions.
DS5 is the first Citroen model to feature HYbrid4 diesel hybrid technology, providing enhanced
performance and class leading environmental credentials. The advanced HYbrid4 system delivers 200 bhp;
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 99 g/km.
The DS line has already redefined expectations in the European supermini segment with DS3, and combines
the style of a coupé and the flexibility of a five-door hatchback with DS4. Progressing to the European
executive segment, DS5 targets customers looking for a truly bold and assertive car with a resolutely
modern approach to vehicle design.
Based on the futuristic Citroen C-SportLounge concept, DS5 brings true technological innovation to its
The dynamic exterior reflects a modern expression of status and promises enhanced driving pleasure.
Flowing lines, a sleek profile and muscular wheel arches - which wrap themselves around the large (16” to
19”) alloy wheels - give DS5 an undoubted air of refined confidence.
The assertive front end instantly identifies DS5 as a member of the DS 'family'. There is 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 takes DS5’s on-road presence to yet another level. The car stands firmly on wide
tracks, emphasised by two tail pipes built into the rear bumper and highlighted by a rear signature
featuring six light guides.
Citroen DS5 is equally charismatic inside, with a remarkable cabin fully consistent with the exterior
styling. The driver-focused cabin features a driving position with a near-vertical steering wheel and a
wide central console. DS5 instantly fires the imagination. 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 seemingly 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 mix of red and white.
Most importantly, DS5 benefits from Citroën’s expertise in quality and refinement. Each detail has
been carefully considered, with premium materials such as fine-grain Club leather and exclusive designs
like the ‘watchstrap’ seat upholstery - a signature touch of the DS line that is unique to the
Reconciling fun at the wheel with comfort and practicality, DS5 opens up new horizons with pioneering
- A sleek, compact body (4.52 m long, 1.85 m wide).
- A roomy boot (up to 465 litres VDA).
- Five real seats, four doors and all the access and modularity of a hatchback.
For its motor show debut in Shanghai last month, DS5 appears in a one-off livery as the Citroën DS5
White Pearl. The cabin features ebony-coloured full-grain leather, contrasting subtly with
silver-flecked overstitching. Interior detailing includes decorative inserts in Markassa ebony and a
highly reflective fascia, made by applying several layers of lacquer. Citroen DS5 White Pearl also has
specially designed 20-inch alloy wheels.
The Citroen DS5 is expected in Australia during 2013.