Citroen’s third addition to the DS range, the Citroen DS5, will cost from £22,400; on sale April

Citroen’s third addition to the DS range, the Citroen DS5, will cost from £22,400 for the entry-level e-HDi 110 Airdream EGS6, while the range-topping DSport Hybrid4 version costs from £32,200. Sales start in April.

Customers have a choice of four engines – a 1.6-litre petrol THP with 197bhp, e-HDi diesel with 108bhp, HDi, which produces 158bhp and the new 197bhp diesel electric Hybrid4 unit, which emits 99g/km Co2. All models will be available with either manual, automatic or electric gearbox system (EGS) six-speed gearboxes.

See pics of the Citroen DS5

Three trim levels are offered and include DSign, DStyle and DSport. Base model DSign trim includes keyless entry and start, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control and automatic wipers and headlights, while DStyle adds part leather seats, sat-nav, rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof and a reversing camera. Range-topping DSport versions include a head-up display, front parking sensors, full leather upholstery and electric heated seats.

Read our first drive review of the Citroen DS5 Hybrid4

External features of the new model include the car’s distinctive chrome ‘sabres’ that run from the tips of the headlamps to the front windows, as well as a chrome grille and LED daytime running lights. Eight body colours are available and six alloy wheel designs (ranging from 16 to 19-inches in diameter) can be chosen. The car’s chrome flourishes are also available in dark chrome.

Inside, the DS5 gets an aviation-inspired roof, which features overhead switchgear. Nine upholstery options in cloth and leather are offered.

The petrol THP 200 version is available in Dstyle and Dsport trim only and is mated to a six-speed manual ‘box. It emits 155g/km Co2 and costs from £25,900.

Anil Kanda

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3 February 2012

Looks interesting but at their very nadir - 75 or 90, I can't remember - didn't Alfa Romeo stick some of the buttons on the ceiling?

3 February 2012

I like the look of this car lots but I'm just not sure who it is going to sell to?

I hope I am wrong and it sells by the bucket load, retains it's value and generally gives the establishment (and by that I think I mean BMW / Merc?!?!) a run for it's money.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

3 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]I hope I am wrong and it sells by the bucket load, retains it's value and generally gives the establishment (and by that I think I mean BMW / Merc?!?!) a run for it's money.[/quote]I hope it sells too. I think there'll be people who like it because it's different and it has that 'latest thing' aura, which the C6 never had because it was never advertised properly. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

3 February 2012

I think it will sell. It will do well in the company car system for those wanting something different to the Mondeos and passats in the car park. it will sell to pensioners who like sitting up high. Well done Citroen for doing something new and different. I dont want one, but it will make our roads look a little less boring.

3 February 2012

Oddly enough I seen one of these on a rerun of what I think was fifth gear last night. Thought it looked great inside, would be interesting to see the interior in person - sounded like it drove decently enough too.

I think success will rely on what kind of lease deals we see for it, the DS3 comes in under the mini and there are loads around now. I think the DS5 will need to undercut the usual BMW & Mercedes croud as well as the passat whilst not being too much more than the Mondeo etc to take off. I hope it does well though, a genuinely impressive (looking at least) car

3 February 2012

Blobular shape, way too many fussy add ons and particularly grotesque chrome spurs on the bonnet. Horrible.

And when service time comes you will be dealt with by the same person who looks after the £6.5k C1`s. Sorry Citroen - not a hope.

3 February 2012

I'd love one of these and would consider one next time around. Their internal and external design is super to my eyes.

Boot space and ride quality on the non-hybrid versions is something I've not seen yet and would be a deal-breaker.


3 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

I like the look of this car lots but I'm just not sure who it is going to sell to?

I hope I am wrong and it sells by the bucket load, retains it's value and generally gives the establishment (and by that I think I mean BMW / Merc?!?!) a run for it's money

[/quote]

Saw one in Paris this weekend (family Euro Disney trip). On the road it looks good IMO

3 February 2012

[quote artill]I think it will sell. It will do well in the company car system for those wanting something different to the Mondeos and passats in the car park. it will sell to pensioners who like sitting up high.[/quote]

This is exactly where I am.

Demographically, I'm male, 44, live in the SE and work as a sales manager. The car will be used primarily as a motorway tool... c.40k miles a year.

I currently have a 08 Mondeo 2.2TDCi titanium X as a company car, which is due to be replaced later this year. I have a pretty good range of choice on my scheme, and after recently getting promoted, my new limit will be c.£31-32k (subject to other factors such as the absolute lease price and emissions).

This sort of budget gets you in to a reasonable spec 3er or A4/Avant/A5 or a top of the range model from a mid range manufacturer (eg; VW CC). Now I'd love a 3er as a drivers car, but I really need a hatch/wagon for the space/convenience, and there seem to be more A4/5's on the road at the mo than you can shake a stick at.

The DS5 looks a great option to me.

I like the exterior styling from the pictures I've seen, the interior looks fantastic and I like that there probably won't ever be that many of them on the roads. In addition to this, the spec on the top model is fantastic...

Xenons, leather heated electric memory seats with massage function on drivers, keyless entry, full nav with traffic updates and reversing camera, panoramic roof, head-up display.

Only extras are metallic and the Dennon Hi-fi upgrade.

That's £29,150, loaded... so even if the emissions are a bit higher than the a 320d Sport or A4 Avant 2.0d (177 bhp), the tax impact is minimal as the P11d value will be lower for the DS.

Key thing now is how does it drive... if it's OK I'll probably push the button.

3 February 2012

[quote jonfortwo]and particularly grotesque chrome spurs on the bonnet.[/quote]

I like the look of it in general but I really do hate those chrome spurs on the bonnet. If I ever buy a DS5 it would have to be in white to try and hide them as much as possible.

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