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Citroen DS5

 What is it
Citroen’s new flagship model, the retro styled DS5, hankers back to the glamorous 50s  and  is probably the most desirable family car around.
First impression of the new DS5!
With flowing lines and a dynamic profile, the DS5 is a thing of beauty, inside and out.

What about the interior?
Inside the interior has been inspired by the world of aviation with pilot-style overhead switchgear and surrounds you in this cockpit style interior of pure luxury.

And on the road?
DS5 and the city: Easy to manoeuvre and simple to drive on the road it feels like a hatch back and makes light work of city driving.
DS5 and the open road: The slick gearbox and responsive engine makes for very refined cruising.
How Much?
Priced from €32,500 to €44,850 for the range-topping DStyle Hybrid4 version.

How Safe?
The DS5 achieves a maximum 5-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP tests and boasts a very impressive range of safety features including a cornering light function that increases visibility by up to 75° when turning and the eTouch Assistance system, which enables the driver to alert AA Roadside Assistance..

What are my choices?
The DS5 comes in 3 trims:
DSIGNThe entry level model comes well equipped as standard with a long list including keyless access and start, Cruise control with speed limiter and memory settings and automatic electric parking brake.
DSTYLEAdds among others rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.
DSPORTThis range topping trim gains Front parking sensors, Colour head-up display, Xenon Dual-Function Directional headlamps and a host of luxurious interior additions..

3 words to describe the Citroen DS5
Retro, Chic, Luxury.

 

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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