The new Citroen DS5 hatchback 2016, prices and equipment

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Extravagant Citroen DS5 hatchback is a rare representative of the class D on European specifications. The premiere of the top model of the DS line of premium French automaker took place in China at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2011. Speaking about the appearance DS5, it is worth noting that the French themselves until the end and have not decided how to position the body of the model. According to them, the Citroen DS5 – a wagon with features Gran Turismo. But if you sue the objective, then we have an impressive size hatchback.

Packaging and prices Citroen DS5 2016.

Equipment Price Engine Transmission Drive
1.6 THP Chic AT $42,900 1.6 petrol (150 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 THP So Chic AT $47,200 1.6 petrol (150 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 THP 200 So Chic MT $47,470 1.6 petrol (200 hp) Manual (6) front
2.0 HDi So Chic AT $48,800 2.0 Diesel (160 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 THP Sport Chic AT $51,100 1.6 petrol (150 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 THP 200 Sport Chic MT $51,400 1.6 petrol (200 hp) Manual (6) front
2.0 HDi Sport Chic AT $52,500 2.0 Diesel (160 hp) Automatic (6) front

Overall length of the model is 4530 mm (size of the wheelbase – 2727), width – 1871, height – 1 505, ground clearance (clearance) – 145 mm. The boot capacity is 465 liters, but can be increased to 1288 liters if you fold the rear seat backrest. The bold design of Citroen DS5 with sophisticated lines, stacked concave front bumper and taillights moved almost unchanged from the concept Citroen C-SportLounge, which was first shown in 2005.
The broken line of the side glass and rear side glass, combined with the rear door window, continue motives firstborn DS-series. The streamlined body shape DS5 with a low coefficient of drag create a feeling of swiftness. As for the interior model, it is no less elegant than the exterior. Very unusual looks a dashboard center console, which poured like a single piece. And the original control unit auxiliary device is a bit like a modern futuristic music center.
Making upholstery deserves special attention because it looks like a kind work of art. But to sit on them is not very convenient, although the driver’s seat there is even a cushion length adjustment. Not quite familiar, and the instrument panel, in which the scale of the speedometer, tachometer and various sensors are in convoluted form. In general, the interior designers at Citroen DS5 spared no originality.
The base is a 1.6-liter turbo engine with 150 hp, which is more than a pair of powerful 200-strong modification. The alternative is a two-liter turbo diesel engine with recoil 160 “horses”. All engines except the most powerful 200-strong version, aggregated paired with a 6-band automatic. But for top-end petrol engine is only available six-speed mechanics. But the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in his most playful – 8.2 seconds (1.6 seconds faster than the 150-strong petrol version and 2.2 seconds faster than diesel).
Even in the base hatchback DS5 Chic has an impressive list of equipment, which includes 6 airbags, ABS, ESP, fog lights, adaptive headlights, light and rain sensors, full power accessories, dual-zone climate control, a full-time audio system, and much more. Its equipment is supplemented leather interior, front seats with massage function, built-in navigation and panoramic roof. At the beginning of 2015.

Updated 2016 DS5.

In mid-February 2015, the French automaker distributed a photo of the updated hatchback DS in May 2016 model year, the world premiere of which took place at the March Geneva Motor Show.
From now on, the car lost not only sitroen emblem of the double chevron, but the mere mention of the brand Citroen in the title. Now DS – a full-fledged independent sub-brand of the company. Externally, DS 2016 got a new grille, LED full head optics, a modified front bumper and an additional option body color Ink Blue. Sides and feed Citroen DS5 after restyling remained unchanged, and in the cabin hatch a new infotainment system with the function Mirror Link. Plus – a new version of finishing the interior and an expanded list of equipment, including advanced security system. In addition, engineers have worked hard to improve noise and vibration of the car, which was achieved, including through the installation of shock absorbers technology PLV (preloaded linear valve), limiting sharp compression struts. The range of engines for the Citroën DS5 is composed of five diesel and one gasoline engine and hybrid installation. The date of commencement of sales and prices for the new DS 2016 information yet.

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