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Citroen’s third addition to the DS range, the Citroen DS5, will cost from £22,400; on sale April
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3 February 2012

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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lilianna 4 April 2014

let's hope that the Forfour

let's hope that the Forfour to come will look much better than this since the new Micra dissapointed us all.
lee789 2 June 2012

Triumph of style over practicality

I've had a DS5 DSport Hybrid on loan for a week. I had seriously considered buying one later this year, but have changed my mind. Don't get me wrong, this is a stunning looking car both inside and out, but there were a some very annoying points that really should have been addressed in a £34k car. Firstly, it's been hot recently, and I've been driving around with the air con turned down low. Unfortunately, unlike many other hybrids) the air con system needs the engine to be running to achieve and maintain a low temperature setting. In other cars the air con will function on hybrid battery power, but not it seems in the DS5. This means you are driving around town on hot/warm days with the engine running constantly. That completely undermines the whole purpose of the hybrid system for at least 3 or 4 months (if we're lucky with the weather) a year, as well as caning the fuel economy, which is one of the cars biggest selling points. Secondly, the sat nav screen is tiny (think Tom Tom or Garmin) and not easy to see if you require glasses to read, and not to drive. Thirdly, the sat nav is only street specific, not postcode. Thats ridiculous in a car of this price. Fourthly, the car is very sluggish at speeds over 60 MPH. There is hardly any grunt at all. I asked my local Citroen dealer about this and he told me it is caused by the hybrid motor shutting down at speeds over 70MPH. That effectively robs the car of around 20% of its power, and I would argue that the shut down of the hybrid motor occurs a lot earlier than 70MPH. Finally, the ride quality is poor, particularly over pot holed roads. It's not that great on flat surfaces either. If the hybrid gives the smoothest ride, I hate to think how bad the standard models are. This is a beautiful car, but until Citroen address the problems I wouldn't buy one. What a shame. Incidentally, the best fuel economy I achieved was 52MPG, and that was on long motorway journeys. There are plenty of much cheaper non-hybrid diesels that can easily better that.

Fidji 3 February 2012

Re: Citroen DS5 from £22,400

A serious question. Do the rear windows open?