The Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 has been spotted at JPJ Putrajaya by our regular contributor Anol Alias, the second PSA Group hybrid car to have been sighted there. The first was of course the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4, and Anol previously spotted that one as well back in March 2013.

As if a DS5 isn’t already special enough thanks to its space-age looks, this one will come with an interesting hybrid powertrain – the same as that found in the 3008 Hybrid4. A 163 hp 2.0 litre HDi diesel engine powering the front axle is mated to a 37 hp electric motor on the rear axle to give the Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 a total of 200 hp of all-wheel drive propulsion. Max combined torque is a strong 500 Nm, with 40% of that number contributed by the electric motor – this should be a blast to drive.

Like the 3008 Hybrid4, there are four driving modes which also include a rear-wheel drive electric-only emissions-free ‘ZEV’ mode. The mode that you’ll be using most of the time is Auto, which lets the system decide what configuration to run the hybrid system in. The other two modes are 4WD, which ensures both axles are working for extra traction, and Sport which maximises gear shift speed and throttle response.

We’ve yet to see the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 launched yet, so it might be some time to go before the DS5 Hybrid4 is launched in Malaysia.