CITROËN DS 5LS: a powerful and refined hatchback
Produced at the Shenzen plant in China, the DS 5LS is another step in the DS brand’s development in China. The DS 5LS harmoniously marries the requirements for the segment in terms of volume and spaciousness, with the refinement, style and power that are characteristic of a DS.
The DS 5LS is characterised by a powerful and refined silhouette (length: 4.70m / width: 1.84m / height: 1.50m) emphasising the volumes, the voluptuous and sensual curves that belong to DS world. It introduces the new identity for the DS front end, “DS Wings”, which is characterised by the sculpted corporate grille. A chrome signature on the sides extends from the windows to the boot, underlining the strength and personality of the body style, while still endowing elegance and refinement. Wide tracks associated with well dimensioned wheels complete and strengthen the dynamic styling of the DS 5LS. At the rear, powerful and sculpted, distinguished by the exclusive LED lamps: a chrome ring in the lens emphasises the 3D aspect of the lighting functions.
Inside, refinement is expressed through a truly unique and satisfying driving position. The emphasis placed on high quality authentic materials such as metals, wood and semi-aniline leather. The passengers in this premium hatchback are welcomed into a spacious and sophisticated world, sublimated by the quality of the leather used to trim the entire cabin up to the dashboard. The leathers used, previously reserved for luxury brands, are enhanced by the seat motif referred to as “bracelet”, exclusive to the DS models and the perfect illustration of the best French know-how.
The DS 5LS offers effective and efficient technology with engines like the THP 160 and THP 200, with sequential direct injection, fed by a high pressure pump, and a Twin Scroll turbocharger. They are associated with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Finally, the DS 5LS, is q benchmark for well-being in the segment with the longest wheelbase in the C segment (2.71 m), seats designed for comfort (massaging front seats, rear seats with backrest angled at 29°, aircraft type head restraints), a purified atmosphere (air ioniser), audio systems (Arkamys system, DENON Hi-Fi offer,…), systems to facilitate familiarisation and driving (keyless entry and starting, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera,…) and a complete telematic offer (colour touch screen, DVD player, emergency calls,…).
This new model, sales of which will start in China in March 2014, is a great asset for continuing the development of the DS line in overseas markets.