Head VS Heart Citroen DS5 Dave The Car Guy

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Head VS Heart: Citroen DS5

An interesting car was launched to the South African market this week. Say a big “Bonjour” to Citroen’s DS5.

The DS range for Citroen has been a success story for the French brand with the DS3 winning Top Gear’s Car of The Year and being nominated for South Africa’s Car of The Year. The bigger DS4 has won numerous awards too. After being shown off at last year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show, the DS5 has arrived on South African shores .

Look at it. No seriously, stop reading this article and scroll through the post and look at the pictures of this car. It’s magnificent and seriously eye-catching.

My sentiments are shared by the vast majority of my Twitter followers, who, after a quick informal poll voted that the DS5 was resoundingly HOT . My question though, is what exactly is it? An estate? A sporty four-door coupé hatchback? An MPV?

I’ll leave that up to you to decide….

Powering the DS5 are the usual PSA engines. There are two versions of the tried-and-tested 1.6-litre turbo engine available with power outputs of 112kW and 147kW. For diesel fans, a 2.0-litre HDI unit is available. Performance is expected to be decent and sporty .

The DS5 isn’t just about looking good on the outside though. The interior is quite something to behold too, thanks to the extensive use of clever design and high-quality materials. I had a chance to sit in the example at the show last year and you could quite easily be fooled into thinking that you’re in an expensive high-end luxury vehicle.

In a way, you actually are, as some of the brushed aluminium detailing and trim comes from the same company that does work for Bentley and Aston Martin while the leather seats are made from the finest of German leather.

Sadly, Citroen as a brand has a negative reputation in South Africa. Despite becoming a reputable company that s actually making some rather impressive vehicles of late, Mr Joe Average naturally winces and cringes when he considers ownership of a French car. Large French cars also face stiff competition from their German counterparts.

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Nevertheless, my primary worry of the DS5 being priced over the R450,000 mark proved to be completely unfounded and Citroen itself is working tirelessly to improve its image.

How is it to drive? Well, I’ll have to let you know at a later point.

DS5 THP 155 Automatic Style R344 900 

DS5 THP 200 Manual Style R374 900

DS5 THP 200 Manual Sport R395 900

DS5 HDi 160 Sport    R399 900

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