Citroën intends the premium DS range to set new benchmarks in executive style and refinement, with distinct branding setting the car apart from the crowd. Launched 60 years on from the original DS, the updated DS5 boasts a striking new appearance and class-leading quality. The result is a confident hatchback that feels made to lead.
The DS5 facelift is the first to feature the brand’s new insignia, signifying its independence from its French parent company. The addition of an eye-catching pair of chrome strips that sweep from the headlights to the A-pillars increases the car’s up-market ambience. Softer curves emphasise the smoothness of the drive, and an individual DS LED light signature completes the car’s modern, purposeful look.
From the entry-level Elegance, the DS5 arrives comprehensively equipped with the latest Citroën technology. Central to your in-car experience will be the seven-inch touchscreen display, with integrated controls that enable you to quickly access a vast array of functions. Drivers will also benefit from keyless entry, parking sensors and even a futuristic head-up digital display available on higher-end models.
The refinement continues inside the car, where you’ll immediately notice the soundproofing in the cabin reducing road noise to a faint whisper. Unique seat styling includes the choice of three leather upholstery combinations, and flashes of chrome detailing and an elegant dashboard heighten the feel of luxury.
An updated, supple suspension system adds further comfort to the ride quality, as do the exciting range of engines on offer. The 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel model can be coupled with a six speed manual transmission to deliver a remarkably powerful yet economical drive – generating 118bhp to deliver consistent energy. The Citroën DS5 facelift builds on the previous model’s composed handling and firm traction, showing off increased cornering ability through bends.
For the latest news and offers on the Citroën DS5, or to arrange your next test drive, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest Hidsons dealership today. Simply give us a call in Rainham or Northfleet, or use the online form provided to contact a Citroën specialist.