The stunningly designed, uniquely French Citroen DS5 is getting a mid life facelift.
To be fully revealed at Geneva it will feature a new vertical grille, Xenon Full LED headlamps, a new touch screen interface as well as a new line up of engines.
Toward the end of 2015 a new THP 210 with start and stop will be available. The same engine we recently found in the Peugeot 308 GT.
Other engines will include a THP 165, with a new EAT6 automatic 6 speed gearbox.
There is also a choice of many diesel engines:
New DS 5 is one of only a few cars to offer a choice of three types of leather, including semi-aniline leather, which is one of the world’s finest and rarely used in the automotive industry.
A new body colour will also be available from launch. Called Ink Blue, the subtle shade further underlines the vehicle’s identity and elegant looks.
Damping and ride has also been changed…thankfully.
The shock absorbers gain PLV (Pre-loaded Linear Valve) technology. This technology limits sudden changes in damping force, in order to produce a more linear damping curve. At the same time, the compression stroke is longer.
As a result, New DS 5 soaks up bumps and dips in the road more effectively. Vibration comfort is also significantly improved by the reduction in impact noise.
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