Citroen DS5 Test Drive Review

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Date: 26 October 2011 Author: Guy Bird

First a This tester has probably had his turned considerably by the oodles of kit on the DS5 models available on this European launch.

The detail of will actually be standard on UK is as yet unknown, but should still be

Disclosure out the way, the DS5 has to be the most Citroen for years. Although far from a convert to the two previous Citroen models, the DS3 and DS4, the DS5 seems a breed apart due to a exterior design, a quality interior and competitive powertrains a groundbreaking diesel/electric hybrid.

The DS5 is an unusually large hatchback despite its name it’s on the C4 platform and sits between a C4 and C5 in — but is wrapped up in a winning


Inside is even better. In top with options added the DS5 like a prestige model than a volume car. aircon knobs, cool ceiling switches, a triple and a thumb print-patterned metal on the door handles — the same supplier as Aston no less — convince not in finish but more crucially, previous lesser Citroens, in fit and too.

The watch bracelet-pattern seat pad in high-end leather is the icing on the but it’s an option even top-end DSport trim my introductory point).

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Then there’s the pioneering Hybrid4 (only seen on sister brand Peugeot new 3008 Hybrid) that can in four modes from zero-emission to 4WD as desired. To drive reasonable if a little whiney not in full-electric mode — is most of the time — but still impressive kit.

The for this Citroen, set to be about will make most managers wince, and probably be offset by the tax breaks and fuel its low 99g/km CO2 rating and 74.1mpg Citroen says it will for 10% of sales. There’s also a 200hp 1.6 petrol but that too only represent 5%. The expected best sellers — for 85% of sales — will be the

Starting from £23,000, the 1.6 110 emits 114g/km of CO2 and 64.2mpg the 2.0 160 HDi in DStyle with 18-inch registers a creditable 55.4mpg and The latter drives thoroughly with a comfortable ride, steering and good road

With RV experts putting the DS5 at 5% higher than similarly posh-trim Citroens, although still lower than prestige models, the DS5 really start to make sense. I a serious test drive, and spare the interior options if you

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