The Citroen DS5 is well-known for its appealing exterior and spacious cabin. The compact executive car has been getting notable updates since its launch in 2011, something which has made it dominate similar cars out there. The car manufacturer is modifying the current model, which means that a new DS5 is about to hit the market. The upcoming model will be known as the 2017 Citroen DS5.
2017 Citroen DS5 – Exterior and Interior Design
According to the French automobile company, the Citroen DS5 2017 will be based on the PSA PF2 platform. This design architecture is available in the C4 Picasso, DS 6 and Peugeot 3008. This means that the upcoming car will share a lot of features with these three models. It will however get most of its features from the outgoing model. The entire body will look modern with the inclusion of the latest exterior features. A big, DS radiator grille and xenon LED headlights will be one of the major features in the front end of the 2017 Citroen DS5. Other front features include fog lights, DRLs and a revised bumper. On the sides, you can expect some pronounced skirts, refreshed door handles and 18-inch alloy wheels. The rear end will look magnificent with wide LED tail lights and dual tailpipes.
Some high quality materials will find their way in the interior of the 2017 Citroen DS5. There will be smooth leather, soft-touch plastics, fabric and metal accents on most parts of the cabin. The automaker will take care of space, so don’t expect uncomfortable journeys from the upcoming family car. There will be enough space around the seats and below the roof. A refurbished infotainment system consisting of a large display screen and a myriad of buttons & switches will be the center of technology in the new Citroen car. You can anticipate for other tech features such as a zonal climate control system and a powerful audio system. Being a modern car, it shouldn’t miss connectivity features. You can look forward to Smartphone integration, Bluetooth and USB ports. Moreover, the 2017 Citroen DS5 will be fitted with a wide range of safety and security features. Some of them include: adaptive cruise control, seatbelts, lane keep assist, rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, airbags, ABS and parking assist.
2017 Citroen DS5 – Engine and Performance
The automaker is expected to provide three engine options for its 2017 Citroen DS5. One of the powertrains will be a 1.5-liter I4 engine rated at 210 hp and 185 lb-ft. Another drivetrain will be a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel I4 with a capacity of 180 hp and 290 lb-ft. The last option will be a hybrid one, comprising of an electric motor and a 2.0-liter HDi I4 engine. This powerhouse will produce 200 hp and 234 lb-ft. The three engines will be able to work with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. Concerning speed, the Citroen family car will achieve the 0-60 mph acceleration in 9.0 seconds. As for fuel economy, it will record around 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. In addition on the drivetrain, the car will give out lesser emissions, polluting the environment less.
2017 Citroen DS5 – Price, Release Date and Competition
The base price of the new DS5 2017 will be around $23,000. The price will rise up to around $35,000 for the trim levels. Being a 2017 model, the Citroen hatchback is expected on the market in the last months of 2016. Some markets will start selling it in the first quarter of 2017. The upcoming 2017 Citroen DS5 will be rivaled by cars such as Volkswagen CC, Mazda6, BMW 3 Series, Acura TLX, Jaguar XE and Volvo V60.