Facelifted DS5 receives new engines, styling and advance technology, coming to UK in June.
Citroen have revealed the facelifted DS5 model ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The DS is a premium sub brand of Citroen. However the company has decided to sell DS models separately from the Citroen badge. Described as a flagship model, this updated DS5 is the first model to be sold in the UK under the newly separated premium DS brand. This revised DS5 model receives new styling at the front and rear, new engines, advanced technology, new interior trim and more equipment inside.
DESIGN AND STYLING
The styling of the revised DS5 is being described as evolutionary and the company says it has given the model ‘expressive and hypnotic’ design cues.
The most striking and noticeable difference between the current and face lifted model is the new front grille, which is now devoid of the Citroen logo as the DS brand continues to become more autonomous.
The headlights have also been revised to match the DS 3‘s light signature and include scrolling indicators.
At the rear, new twin exhausts are integrated into the re-profiled rear bumper. The face lifted model offers 468 liters of boot space and can extend up to 1290 liters by folding rear seats down.
WHAT ABOUT THE ENGINES?
The Citroen DS5 will be offered in choice of five power trains at launch, including a hybrid four wheel drive engine, providing a 197bhp (brake horse power), dual-motor drive train capable of 80mpg (miles per gallon) with sub-100g/km (grams per kilometer) CO2 emissions.
“All engines are meeting Euro 6 emissions legislation.“
The Petrol engine will be available in a 1.6-litre unit with 163bhp (brake horse power) mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. It comes with auto start and stop technology as standard, returning up to 47.9 miles per gallon fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 135 g/km (grams per kilometer). A new 210bhp (brake horse power) petrol option will be added in the second half of 2015.
The Diesel engine offers plenty of choice with the existing BlueHDi 120 manual remaining the base engine, although it is improved with slightly better environmental credentials.
A new addition of BlueHDi 150 offers 148bhp (brake horse power) to the range. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and manages to offer 64.2 miles per gallon fuel economy with CO2 emissions of 103g/km (grams per kilometer). It makes an improvement of 22g/km over the old 158bhp (brake horse power) engine it replaces.
At the top of the range sits the BlueHDi 180, which offers 178bhp (brake horse power), with CO2 emissions of 110g/km (grams per kilometer) and a fuel consumption of 65.7miles per gallon.
It will come with advanced safety and driver assistance features including blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. All the DS5 model will benefit from a new touch screen interface, which handles all the infotainment and navigation functions.
PRICES AND AVAILIBILITY
The pricing for the facelifted DS5 will be announced closer to the market launch.
The DS5 will be available in the UK from June 2015.