Citroën has revealed the eagerly anticipated third model in its innovative and distinctive DS line: Citroën DS5. Designed to express the full extent of Citroën's 'Créative Technologie', Citroën DS5 combines ground-breaking style, rewarding driving dynamics and exceptional refinement with innovative engineering solutions.
Citroën DS5 is the first Citroën model to feature HYbrid4 diesel hybrid technology, providing enhanced performance and class leading environmental credentials. The advanced HYbrid4 system delivers 200bhp; four-wheel drive capability; emission-free electric power for the city; and an acceleration boost function for the open road - with total CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.
The DS line has already redefined expectations in the supermini segment with DS3, and combines the style of a coupé and the flexibility of a five-door hatchback with DS4. Progressing to the executive segment, Citroën DS5 targets customers looking for a truly bold and assertive car with a resolutely modern approach to vehicle design.
Based on the futuristic and magical C-SportLounge concept, DS5 bringstrue technological innovation to its class.
Most importantly, DS5 benefits from Citroën’s expertise in quality and refinement. Each detail has been carefully considered, with premium materials such as fine-grain Club leather and exclusive designs like the ‘watchstrap’ seat upholstery – a signature touch of the DS line that is unique to the market.
Reconciling fun at the wheel with comfort and practicality, DS5 opens up new horizons with pioneering architecture, including:
* A sleek, compact body (4.52m long, 1.85m wide) and a driving position worthy of a Gran Turismo coupé.
* A roomy boot (up to 465 litres VDA) reminiscent of a Sportwagon.
* Five real seats, four doors and all the access and modularity of a hatchback.
For its motor show debut in Shanghai, DS5 appears in a one-off livery as the Citroën DS5 White Pearl. The cabin features ebony-coloured full-grain leather, contrasting subtly with silver-flecked overstitching. Interior detailing includes decorative inserts in Markassa ebony and a highly reflective fascia, created by applying several layers of lacquer. DS5 White Pearl also sports specially designed 20-inch alloy wheels.
The assertive front end instantly identifies Citroën DS5 as a member of the DS family. There is an oversized air intake, a large chrome-finished grille housing the chevrons and a new LED light signature. A distinguishing feature, DS5 boasts chrome-finished ’sabre’ inserts stretching from the top of each headlamp to the windscreen.
The rear design takes Citroen DS5’s on-road presence to yet another level. The car stands firmly on wide tracks, emphasised by two tail pipes built into the rear bumper and highlighted by a rear signature featuring six light guides.
This is truly an eco-friendly car as it has CO2 emission of only 99 g/km. One of the driving modes available will be Auto that just like the one found in other similar car, it manages to switch between the diesel power unit and the electric motor in order to optimize fuel consumption. For driving the vehicle on electric mode with the 37 hp (27 kW) electric motor, you’ll have to select the Zero Emission Vehicle mode and you will be able to drive the car at speeds of up to 37 mph. Picking Four Wheel Drive means that the DS5’s front wheels are going to be powered by the diesel engine while the rear wheels will be motivated by the electric motor. Lastly, for an improved engine response achieved by maximizing the use of the conventional diesel engine as well as the electric unit, you can choose the Sport mode. source:www.zulva.com,www.rpmgo.com