Citroën has unveiled its new premium model – DS5. The model is the third member of the DS range debuted simultaneously on Facebook and at the Shanghai Auto Show. New Citroen DS5 2011 will be presented and put into value especially in the Chinese market, says people from Citroen, having high expectations from their new creation. Citroen DS5 presentation from the Shanghai Auto Show was broadcast live on Facebook, and the event was different from a “traditional” launch, the car is presented in a continuous game of lights, more something like a supermodel on the catwalk.
The first part of the presentation was focused on the presentation of two Citroen DS3, which were highlighted as the beginning of a road, and the French from Citroen are very proud of this model. Besides pride in their own product, people from Citroen praised with the awards obtained by this car and by its status as Europe’s top sales – Citroen DS3, being the third in its segment. Then, the presentation brought forward Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena crew won the WRC Championship title seven times and now runs a DS3 WRC.
The next model presented was Citroen DS4, the premium version of Citroen C4. DS4 was a normal and expected continuation of the range, which will enter the market next month. This time, Citroen aims even higher in the compact segment, targeting exclusively premium fighters. First Citroen DS4 were sold on the Internet, only in some markets in Europe, and the model has been reserved by a large number of customers from France, Germany and Switzerland.
Regarding Citroen DS5, the model promises to be a mix between a station wagon, a minivan and a premium class sedan. In addition, the design from Citroen say that this model will be completely new and very exciting. Chances are that the model provides a number of similarities with C-SportLounge concept presented by the French in 2005. The French will reveal more information about Citroen DS5 together with the launch of their new premium crossover.
Is a crossover model based on the platform of Peugeot 3008 and is related with 5008. All the engines for Citroen DS5 will be borrowed from his “cousins”, including HYbrid4 version with 200 horsepower and emissions of 109 grams CO2 per kilometer. This model offers a 2.0-liter HDi FAP engine and 163 horsepower in the company of a 37-hp electric motor. The model can work only in electric mode for a given distance, while the electric propulsion system can play the role of all-wheel drive system when necessary.
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