Citroen DS5 is Yet Another Cool Euro Wagon
4 Mars 2015 - Autoblog
The DS3 looks like a compelling little hatchback and the DS4 gives off a sort of cool, French Subaru Outback vibe. The DS5, meanwhile, is a compact luxury wagon for the soul who just doesn't want another BMW 3 Series.
Well, meet the new DS5, a handsome but altogether more conservative design inspired by Wild Rubis Concept from the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. That particular concept strongly influenced the China-only DS 5LS sedan, which in turn has lent its styling to this refreshed DS5.
The new hexagonal grille is lined in chrome and backed by xenon/LED headlights. The restyled hood features as broad strip of chrome running from the headlights and past the A-pillar, which on the white car shown above, might be the most questionable styling move. Inside, Citroën has waged war on the button-intensive interior of the old model, adding a new touchscreen, which is controlled by a minimal amount of buttons.
As we covered in our original post, expect a total of six powertrain choices, covering gas, diesel and hybrid (including a diesel-hybrid with all-wheel-drive) variants ranging from 120 to 210 horsepower.