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All-new DS 5 is revealed


The all-new DS 5 has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, next month.

Changes to the all-new DS 5 include a completely re-designed front-end with a sculpted, vertical grille and the DS monogramme in the centre, Xenon full LED headlights and a new touchdrive interface with mirror screen technology to connect your smartphone.

Like DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio, the new DS 5 features the brand's new light signature, with headlights combining LED and Xenon technologies, along with scrolling indicators.

The interior also features ‘watch strap’ design leather seats electric memory and massaging front seats, keyless entry and start, heated door mirrors, an electrochrome interior mirror, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and a Denon Hi-Fi system.

From launch, customers will be able to choose between six Euro6 engines and gearbox combinations. All the engines available with the new DS 5 combine power (between 118 and 207bhp) with between 74.3mpg and 65.7mpg for the diesel models. The New DS 5 Hybrid 4x4, in particular, achieves sub-100g/km of CO2 and over 80mpg on a combined cycle.

Chief executive of the DS brand, Yves Bonnefont, said: "The new DS 5 is more than just a new car. It is the car introducing our brand identity. Sixty years on from the original DS, the new DS 5 carries all the genes of DS. Above all, it is a clear statement of our ambition: to revive the tradition of French premium vehicles."

Head of DS Styling Thierry Metroz said: “Referred to as a concept car on wheels, the DS 5 is a unique creation with expressive, hypnotic styling. For the new DS 5 we wanted to maintain the strong points that are a key part of its identity, while giving further emphasis to DS styling cues. The most symbolic example of course is the front end.”

Vice president, products and business development Eric Apode said: "Right from the start, the DS 5 expressed a new take on the premium segment. A vehicle that is different to the rest, one that can't be placed in any category. For me, it's a mix of refinement and technology. Two key words that take on their full meaning with the new DS 5 because the upgrades are in the details of the car, as is frequently the case with premium brands.”

The new model will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show next month, which is open to the public from March 5, ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms in July.

Check out our image gallery of the model here.

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