A FRENCH ICON IN THE CITROEN DS5
A French Icon
EVERY car possesses its own personality but when it comes to the DS5, the Citroen vehicle has a certain je nai se quoi that can best be summed up in four defining traits – quality, style, elegance and distinction.
With a devastating charm that is impossible to resist, the DS5 has the natural talent to transcend a variation of tastes, making it a formidable presence in the premium segment.
Recently named Family Car of the Year by the United Kingdom’s Top Gear magazine, the DS5 has personal touches that appeal to every member of the family without sacrificing its indomitable regal presence.
This universal allure is especially evident by the fact that a DS5 was chosen by Francois Hollande for his investiture parade as President of France, a decision that cements the DS5’s legacy as a French icon.
The supple yet taunt lines of the DS5 will have onlookers’ necks twisting to impossible angles as yearning eyes follow you wherever you go.
First presented as the C-Sport-lounge Concept Car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005, the DS5 features an aerodynamic silhouette that is bold and assertive, accentuated by the very best of Citroen’s styling expertise.
The DS5’s steely gaze, underlined by its signature LED lights, distinctive chrome-finished sabre and rear wing design, adds to a presence of elegance akin to an aerodynamic sculpture.
Step inside and the DS cabin will transport occupants to an aeronautics- inspired world. The interior features a cockpit designed driving position while the stylishly sleek central console contains features such as a rear view camera, Arkamys audio processing with Denon HiFi connected to 10 loud speakers as well as automatic dual-zone air-conditioning.
Under the roof, the tapering lines of the upper central console features aircraft-styled overhead controls. Furthermore, the DS5’s cockpit roof features three separate glass roofs that enhance the overall ambience in the cabin.
Other innovative features inside that are certain to tempt the tech- savvy include a colour head-up display on a transparent blade, push-start ignition as well as keyless access, including the ability to lock or unlock the DS5 by simply touching the door handle.
In addition, the DS5 includes electric front seats with memory functionality, lumbar and massage functionality for the driver’s seat, front and rear parking sensors, an electronic parking brake and automatic wipers.
For a heightened sense of luxury, the DS5 comes in the finest grain leather, either in Fauve Club leather with bracelet confection or Red Club leather with bracelet confection.
Under the hood, the DS5 is powered by a 1.6-litre twin scroll turbo high-pressure engine that delivers 156hp and 240Nm of torque that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel consumption on a combined cycle is 7.3km per litre with CO2 emissions limited to 169g per 100km.
Safety-wise, the DS5 is fitted with ABS with EBD and EBA as standard on all models as well as an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) along with front, lateral and curtain airbags.
A beautiful, refined object blending original vision and DS expertise, the DS5 naturally embraces its status as an outstanding vehicle of pleasure that stirs the imagination of both drivers and passengers while transforming each trip into a unique journey.