Lounge On Wheels: The New Citroën DS5

BY Burnpavement

The third model DS line is designed to be Citroën’s “Créative Technologie” flagship, combining style, performance and refinement with innovative engineering.

The company has already pushed the DS line-up into the lime light with the fantastic DS3, not forgetting the stylish DS4. The DS5 is targeted at customers looking for a truly bold and assertive car with a resolutely modern approach to vehicle design.

Based on the C-SportLounge concept, the DS5 is designed with smooth-flowing lines, a sleek profile and muscular wheel arches that wrap around large alloy wheels. There is an over sized air intake, a large chrome-finished grille housing the chevrons and a new LED light signature. A distinguishing feature, the DS5 boasts of a chrome-finished “sabre” inserts stretching from the top of each head lamp to the windscreen.

The rear design gives the car a firm stance with two tail pipes built into the rear bumper and highlighted by a rear signature featuring six light guides. The cabin's design mirrors the exterior styling as well. The driver-focused cockpit features a coupé-like driving position with a near-vertical steering wheel and a wide centre console.

Mixing technology with style, the colour Head-Up Display projects essential information into the driver’s line of sight and the ambient lighting bathes the cockpit in a heady mix of red and white. Looking elsewhere, the DS5 is full of premium materials such as fine-grain Club leather and the DS signature “watchstrap” seat upholstery.

With a 465 litre boot, five spacious seats, four doors and all the access and modularity of a hatchback, the DS5 looks set to be a great touring machine. Given the lists of positive impressions from the DS3, we are certainly looking forward to driving the DS5.