Citroen DS 5LS targets sedan-loving China, isn’t as funky as DS hatches

Citroen has revealed the first sedan for its upscale DS sub-brand. Although it will be officially unveiled in France, it has been designed primarily to tackle to sedan-loving Chinese market.


The new DS 5LS bears a rather convoluted name to go with styling that’s nowhere near as artfully styled as the rest of the DS hatch range. Intriguingly the new car wears not a single Citroen badge inside or out with DS logos wherever you would normally expect to see Citroen’s dual chevron insignia. This means that the Peugeot/Citroen will go to the effort of launching another new brand into a market already oversaturated with local and foreign badges.

Under the bonnet Citroen plans to utilise the 115kW/240Nm and 147kW/275Nm versions of its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Power goes to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

To distinguish the DS 5LS from its more proletarian Citroen and Peugeot cousins, the DS 5LS features an interior replete with real wood, leather and metal accents. Available features will stretch to massaging front seats, air purifier, an Arkamys-enhanced Denon sound system, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, proximity entry key, and push button start.

Dimensions

Length: 4,700mm
Width: 1,840mm
Height: 1,500mm
Wheelbase: 2,710mm

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]