Citroen DS5 revealed

* Third car in its upmarket range * Based on the C4 Picasso * Range will include diesel hybrid powertrain...

Citroen DS5 revealed

This is the new Citroen DS5, the third model in the manufacturer's chic and upmarket range after the DS3 and DS4.

The car goes into production later this year and will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show tomorrow.

What is it?
It's based on the C4 Picasso, offers seating for five, a generous 465 litres of boot space and a driving position that, Citroen says, is worthy of a true Gran Turismo coupe.

The interior is packed with funky switchgear and ambient lighting to set it a class apart from other Citroens.

Hybrid powertrain
The DS5 range will also include the Hybrid4 diesel hybrid powertrain that makes its debut in the Peugeot 3008 later this year.

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The hybrid arrangement uses the combustion engine to power the front wheels and the electric motor for the rears. As well as limited electric-only range, the system can operate the two motors in tandem to make the DS5 a four-wheel drive performer with 200bhp and emissions of just 99g/km.


Besides the hybrid system, the DS5 will be available with a range of conventional petrol and diesel engines. We'll bring you more on the car from the Shanghai motor show floor tomorrow.