Citroen are releasing its DS line into China. The first offering was the standard DS5 but now they are adding the DS5 LS, a luxury saloon going on sale in March 2014.
This will be the second model to be made in the Shenzhen plant, it takes styling cues from the Numero 9 and Wild Rubis concept cars.
It is the longest wheelbase C segment car in the Chinese market at 2.71 metres. Front massaging seats are coupled with airline style headrests whilst the rear seats incline at a 29 degree angle. Keyless entry, blind spot monitoring, front & rear parking sensors and a reversing camera all feature on the spec list.
The DS 5LS will be powered by the THP 160 and THP 200 Twin Scroll turbo petrol engines. These will be mated with 6 speed automatic gearboxes.
There will be 9 body colours to choose from at launch.
Currently there are 50 DS ‘Stores’ in China, and a new locally produced SUV is also expected this year.