Citroën DS5 revealed

Citroën DS5 revealed

We get a first look here at the upcoming Citroen DS5 ahead of its Shanghai debut tomorrow.

This is the new DS5 and, as promised by the spy photos we've previously seen, the model comes in a crossover-like body-style that differs substantially from the Citroën C5 upon which it is based.

The DS5 is a five-door hatch, with a coupe-like sloping roofline and raised driving position, that measures 4.52 m long and 1.85 m wide - still fairly compact dimensions but definitely within the mid-sized segment the DS5 will compete in.

But it is unlike most other cars in its segment with its crossover/coupe body style and perhaps that is the point of its design.

The DS5 that will debut at the Auto Shanghai comes with the PSA Group's HYbrid4 technology which features a 163 PS (120 kW) 2.0 liter diesel engine coupled to a 37 PS (27 kW) electric motor powering the rear axle.

Citroën has dressed up this DS5 with a high-end interior that also features a roof console with aircraft-like switchgear.

On the outside, you can see in the photos here the dual exhaust and the signature DS-line LED strips for the front fascia.

Check out the press release below for more details.

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Motor show Auto Shanghai
Model Citroen DS5
Automaker Citroen
Article type General
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