A face lifted version of the 2015 Citroen DS5 has been revealed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, well, we say Citroen – but there is no mention of the French company on the car at all. Even the double chevrons on the grille have been replaced with the bold DS badge. This is all part of the company’s push to make their DS range a completely stand alone brand rather than them to be seen as a slightly more premium sector of the Citroen range.
The new DS5 comes with a range of engines including the Hybrid 4×4, a renamed version of the current Hybrid4. The THP 165 petrol engine will be carried over for the DS5 and comes with start stop technology and uses a six-speed manual transmission – it produces 165bhp and returns 47.9mpg. Also, in the second half of 2015 a new 210bhp petrol engine will be added to the range. The BlueHDi 150 engine comes with 148bhp and offers 64.2mpg. At the peak of the range sits the BlueHDi 180 which returns higher fuel efficiency at 65.7mpg and more power at 178bhp.
Full specifications for the DS5 are yet to be announced but with Citroen carrying the notion of this being a premium product, now with it’s own badge, it will be likely that it will come with a comprehensive list of standard equipment. All new DS5 models will come with a new touch screen interface – Touchdrive, which deals with all the navigation and infotainment functions and also uses Mirror Link, allowing smartphone users to use many of their apps and services on the screen.
Pricing for the 2015 DS5 hasn’t been confirmed yet but Citroen have already stated that customers will be paying a premium to own a DS branded product – meaning an increase over the current starting price of £23,260 is likely.
Following it’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show the face lifted DS5 will go on sale in the UK in June this year.