This is the latest addition to the Citroen DS range – the Citroen DS 5LS, and it is for the moment only for the China market. It’s the first sedan in the range, which until now has been full of hatchbacks. A DS-badged SUV will be launched in 2014.
The Citroen DS 5LS – which Citroen classifies as a C-segment car – measures 4,700 mm long by 1,840 mm wide by 1,500 mm tall, with a 2,710 mm wheelbase. Its design is inspired by the Numero 9 and Wild Rubis concepts. It features a new grille called ‘DS Wings’, which Citroen says is a nod to the original 1955 DS.
Features include a choice of nine body colours, keyless access and start, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, as well as a complete range of multimedia systems. Engine options include THP160 and THP200 versions of Citroen’s 1.6 litre turbo engine, mated to a six-speed automatic.