Production - Citroen DS5


Production - Citroen DS5

Citroen says: The eagerly anticipated third model in its distinctive DS line. The DS5 combines groundbreaking style, exceptional refinement and innovative engineering solutions

Spec sheet: Way better looking than most conventional Citroens (and the first two DS models in particular) with some genuinely groundbreaking diesel hybrid engine technology underneath. This time it seems the upmarket French sub-brand has found substance and style to match the hype. 

Normally, eco-focused cars get hit with the ugly stick for having the temerity to ‘aim environmental’ but, unlike its oddly proportioned Peugeot 3008 sister car that shares the new diesel-hybrid tech, the DS5 is rakishly good-looking as well as boasting 200bhp, emission-free electric-only power in the city and a CO2 rating of 99g/km. Alongside an original-looking interior that’s not been conceived by abstaining monks, the DS5 – complete with its unique and very cool watch strap design leather seat detailing – is a step in the right direction for greener car design. More like this please.