It appears that Naza Euro Motors is set to bring in Citroën’s offshoot DS brand into Malaysia. The company showed off the first car, the DS5 – essentially a facelifted version of the Citroën DS5, shorn of the double chevron badges – at Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) this week.

The order books have already been opened, with an estimated price of RM198,888 on-the-road with insurance. A five-year/120,000 km manufacturer warranty will be included in the price.

The new car can be differentiated from the outgoing model through a new “DS Wings” front grille that bleeds into the xenon headlights – the latter feature new graphics and LED modules and sequential indicators, as seen on the revised DS3. The side intakes have also been slightly reshaped, while the 18-inch wheels have been given a new “Adelaide” two-tone turbine design, and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres.

Elsewhere, very little has changed, but the interior does receive a new Touchdrive infotainment system, controlling everything from navigation to music. The seven-inch touchscreen streamlines the control layout, with 12 fewer buttons on the centre console. Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink connectivity has also been added.

In terms of kit, blind spot monitoring joins the same level of standard equipment as before, including keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a glass roof with three skylights, Bluetooth connectivity, a head-up display, a six-speaker, 100W Denon sound system and six airbags.

The 1.6 litre Prince THP turbo four-cylinder petrol engine now produces 165 PS at 6,000 rpm, 9 PS more than before, while peak torque remains steady at 240 Nm from 1,400 rpm. With an updated six-speed automatic transmission, the DS5 has a fuel consumption figure of 5.9 litres per 100 km combined and emits 30 g less carbon dioxide per km than before, at 135 g per km.

On the chassis side, the dampers now feature preloaded linear valves (PLV) for more linear damping and a longer compression stroke, while suspension impact noise has been reduced.