The car features elements found on the other DS models, including the LED headlamps and the extensive use of chrome. Inside, the DS5 sports a stylish ambiance thanks to the combination of leather, wood and aluminum trim. The flat-bottomed steering wheel, the driver-oriented central console and the special Bracelet seats also contribute to an elegant environment.
The DS5 will be the first Citroen to use PSA Group’s Hybrid4 drivetrain, which pairs a diesel engine with an electric motor offering a total of 200 horsepower and the advantage of four-wheel drive. The full-hybrid diesel technology will allow for electric-only urban driving and the possibility of temporary boosts of power when needed. The car’s CO2 emissions are rated at only 99 g/km.
The Citroen DS5 will be produced in France and is set to arrive in European showrooms at the end of 2011. It will be sold in other markets as well, with first deliveries in China scheduled for 2012. The car will receive its first public outing in Shanghai in show trim featuring special 20-inch wheels, pearlescent gray body color and other enhancements.