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Driven Citroen DS5 Hybrid

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Driven: Citroen DS5 Hybrid

The DS5 is the big daddy of Citroen’s DS line, by the DS3 supermini and DS4 family car. more MPV-shaped hatchback DNA with Peugeot’s 3008, cars are based on the same PF2 and are available with PSA’s Hybrid4 powertrain.

It’s Hybrid4 model we drove in top trim (£33,360 OTR), an official combined mpg of 74.3mpg and CO2 of 91g/km.

Opt for the same car in the entry DSign trim and emissions to 88g/km with 83.1mpg Nearly £5k is shaved off the asking too with the loss of rear sensors, leather seats, paint.

The Hybrid4 system uses a electric motor (40hp), by a lithium-ion battery, to get off the mark a 160bhp 1997cc diesel kicks in when the speed over 15mph.

This nudge helps the DS5 unlock CO2 and stronger fuel economy but the sensation of those first few never wears off.

It may not be as desirable as its DS siblings but it is still a pretty car with classy use of and leather, creating a premium overall.

Getting behind the the first thing you’ll is the overwhelming plethora of buttons down the central console.

It’s got as many switches as and it isn’t obvious what of them do, even after pressed. It’s needlessly especially when around a of the buttons could’ve been in the touchscreen.

Fortunately, this spoil the cabin’s unbelievably feeling though and wherever you sit guaranteed comfort with a amount of luxury.

The Hybrid4 gives the DS5 an impressive straight acceleration, racing to 62mph in However, only a few turns are to realise its size is a hindrance and it’s not that difficult to to, many will feel the wheel needs to be worked far too

Sadly, the Hybrid4 system is as and offensive as it is in the Peugeot 3008. initial acceleration is peaceful the electric motor overseeing the take-off, even the deaf be wincing as the diesel unit over and the electronic gearbox through each painful

The experience is more barbaric in Toyota’s hybrids and it left us is such delectable fuel worth losing your We’d like to think

The ‘4’ bit denotes the car’s four mode function. Default setting switches between the engine and electric motor as and it can, ‘ZEV’ keeps the car purely on electric power up to ‘Sport’ combines the diesel and electric motor to maximise while ‘4WD’ powers all wheels to increase traction.

As in the 3008, the ZEV mode is virtually and the four wheel drive is fooling nobody that is a capable off-roader, handy on the ice but the Sport mode injects a yet noticeable kick to straight sprints.

Spec and tech

All come standard with windows front and rear, folding mirrors, MP3 and Bluetooth climate control, cruise automatic rain sensing and auto headlamps.

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DStyle (£26,555) add part-leather seating, sat nav with reversing camera and parking sensors.

Range DSport (£28,615) includes leather seats, electric front seats with function, front parking colour head-up display.

For the price of the Hybrid4 we drove you could pick up a Ford Estate (£22,745).

Sure, the is due to be updated before the end of 2014 but 67.3mpg combined, 109g/km, a larger boot (537 and £10k leftover to run it, you can understand the Oval’s appeal.

Similarly, CC GT 2L TDI is £6k cheaper (£27,270) and returns at 120g/km.

That’s probably why DS5s are an uncommon sight on UK Its pretty curves will many and overall, it’s a enough drive if you forgive the but that price tag will be the block for all but few.

DS5 in numbers:

Length: 4530mm


Boot space: 325 litres. Diesel/Unleaded: 465 litres

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