Get rid of the angle

Cologne, February 17, 2015

After its debut at the Geneva Motor Show ( March 5 to 15 2015) of freshly revamped Citroën DS5 will be available in June 2015, the German dealers. The revised model will be the first in Europe as pure DS on the market. The flagship of the brand receives the model refinement some optical revision and technologies, as well as a number of new engines.

Custom Logo

Most clearly can be seen, the design changes to the front of the DS5. The new lighting design was taken from the DS3 and to be a distinguishing feature of future DS versions. Also new is the grille bearing the first time a DS logo instead of the famous Citroën double angle. At the rear, the exhaust pipes have now been incorporated into the new contours of the rear apron. In addition, the boot volume was slightly increased to 468 liters, with the rear seat folded to fit into 1,290 liters.

fewer buttons

The interior of the revamped DS5 comes up with an all-new infotainment system. The Touch Drive system is called quasi without buttons and includes the Mirror link technology that transmits its own smartphone on the screen of the system. Also new is the Citroën Apple and iOS-compatible app " MyDS " that displays important vehicle information. The integration of Apple Car play will take place at a later time.

New generation of engines

DS5 buyers will initially have five engines to choose from. This includes the Hybrid4 with 200 hp and CO2 emissions of 90 grams per kilometer. New is the THP 165 petrol engine with six-speed automatic, 165 hp and 240 Newton meters. He should make do with 5.9 liters on average. There are three diesel from the new BlueHDi generation. You make 120, 150 and 180 hp. The big diesel comes with six-speed automatic, for the smallest diesel this is available in the second half of 2015. New top model is the end of 2015 the THP 210, a 210 - horsepower gasoline engine with six-speed manual gearbox.

Premium price premium?

Yves Bonnefort, CEO of DS, says: "The new DS5 is more than a new car It is the DS model that embodies our entire brand identity 60 years after the first DS the new DS5 bears all DS genes and. . allows us especially loudly and clearly our objective: . to reconnect with the French upper class " So far Citroën DS5 has sold 80,000 worldwide. 15 percent of them were hybrid models. Prices for the revamped DS5 are not yet known, but the customers should be prepared to pay for a pure DS model a little more than before. Actual costs of the cheapest DS5 with 120 hp diesel from 30,240 euros . (sw)