The facelifted DS 5 has finally arrived in Malaysia, and no longer carries the Citroën badging to better reflect the marque’s luxury-oriented direction. The new name is accompanied by some new styling as well, with the most prominent being that of the vehicle’s exterior.

At the front, there’s a brand-new grille with chrome DS “wings” that flow seamlessly into the xenon headlights. Said headlights are of the same shape as before, but now come with new internal graphics and LED light signature. A new wheel design is also present here, which continue to retain their 18-inch size.

In other areas, the DS 5 looks largely unchanged from before, save for the interior, which now gains a new Touchdrive touchscreen infotainment system. Providing access to all in-car functions such as navigation, media playback and even smartphone screen mirroring, the system is linked to a Denon audio system.

Other items in the equipment list include a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system, keyless entry and start, electrically-adjustable front seats, automatic headlights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, head-up display, rear air-con vents, electric sunshades, as well as leather upholstery.

For that last bit, customers will get to choose from two colours – Basalt Black and Sand Beige. On that mention, the exterior of the DS 5 can be had in either Artense Grey, Noir Perla Nera, Bleu Encre, Pearl White or Whisper Purple.

Under the hood, there is a 1.6 litre THP 165 petrol engine with 163 hp and 240 Nm, which is mated to an updated six-speed automatic transmission. DS claims a fuel consumption over a combined cycle of 5.9 litres per 100 km, while CO2 emissions is rated at 135 g per km.

Safety wise, the DS 5 comes equipped with six airbags (dual front, side, curtain) and blind spot monitoring system. The latter is a new addition, and joins the existing electronic stability program (ESP), anti-lock braking system (ABS), emergency brake assist (EBA), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and dynamic stability control (DSC). Isofix child seat anchors for the rear seats are also standard here.

In terms of pricing, the DS 5 retails for RM198,888 on-the-road with insurance, and includes a five-year/120,000 km Peace of Mind warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance service, plus exclusive access to the Sky Lounge by Naza at Subang Airport.