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Citroen DS5: The devil is in the details

Citroen’s bold new design statement has been captured with the DS5.


A deceptively large car, it’s certainly imposing and although the styling similarities compared to the original DS are contentious, it could well make the same impact when it hits our shores on 2 April.

The aeronautical theme is a prominent highlight throughout the car, from the striking propeller wheels to the aircraft-inspired cockpit roof with enough switches to keep you entertained in traffic. Thankfully, there’s nothing reminiscent of easyJet here. Instead the interior has a bespoke, premium feel and is a genuinely nice place to sit.

A full glass roof is separated by individual sun roofs and the aluminium detailing against ‘watch strap’ tan leather seats are a real treat.

Andy Cowell, British design manager for the DS5. described how the model has the best finish of any Citroen in years, and is ‘Citroen’s answer to moving upmarket’.

Cowell wiped the slate clean when sketching out the DS5 and explained how important it was to ensure quality was maintained throughout: The quality of the material was very important for us. It took us a while to convince marketing but that’s what we had to do. Our competitors are now asking us how we’ve done it considering the cost of the car.

I spent my time checking and ensuring the car was perfect, making sure the quality of the finish on the grain came through. We spent a lot of time weighting the switches properly to give them the best feel and choosing the instrument light.

The attention to detail certainly shows. In fact, the switches are some of the best we’ve seen and easily outclass some luxury models.

We wanted to break the rules with it, it’s very much Citroen and its very much DS, Cowell added.

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Apparently, the DS range is here to stay: We’ll see DS evolving in their own ways over the next few years and they’ll be always passionate and euphoric.

With the revival of the DS range some 57 years after it was first built, surely it’s inevitable that the iconic 2CV will be with us in the future too?

We’ll see. the 2CV is part of our heritage too and it could be reinterpreted in many different ways, we’ll see.

We hope this could well be a hint of the return of the farmer’s favourite in our showrooms at some point, but until then the DS5 is more than enough to keep us excited.

Check out the gallery for notable details on the model.

Citroen DS5 Launch Gallery

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CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars

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