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Citroën teases its latest saloon for China, which will be revealed in full before the end of the month
Darren Moss
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13 December 2013

The Citroën DS 5LS, a new premium saloon for China, has been previewed ahead of its official reveal.

A single photo of the car appeared on Citroën's Facebook page accompanied by the caption: "On 19 December a new DS premium-class sedan will be revealed: DS 5LS. Save the date."

The DS 5LS is a new saloon destined for the Chinese market. It is likely to be based on the DS4 hatchback.

Although China is the only market where the DS brand is marketed seperately from Citroën, the DS 5LS could be sold in markets including Europe, should it be well received.

The saloon is one of three DS models Citroën is planning for the Chinese market. Along with the DS 5LS, it also plans to introduce a large SUV inspired by the DS Wild Rubis concept and a larger saloon that takes inpiration from both the 2010 Citroën Metropolis concept and the Numero 9 concept from 2012.

China has overtaken France as Citroën's largest market, something which has been partly down to the introduction of locally built DS models. 

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Outoftowner1969 13 December 2013

Iran

The thawing of relations with Iran will help them too. PSA & Renault both sold a lot of cars there before the sanctions. And it is a market with a lot of potential (and a lot of Hilman Hunters.) Some how that sounds like ryhming slang in the 21st century.
MrJ 13 December 2013

Hope it's less lumpen than

Hope it's less lumpen than the DS5 I tried back in the Spring.
catnip 13 December 2013

From the pic the saloon rear

From the pic the saloon rear end of this new model looks great!
jonboy4969 13 December 2013

How the hell can you tell

How the hell can you tell that from a picture of the wheel
russ13b 13 December 2013

How the hell can you tell

i just has a search on google images and a few more came up. not a lot more though!

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