2015 DS5 Successfully Facelifted With Grille Infusion and New Engines

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Citroen, or should we say the DS brand, has officially unveiled a major update for its flagship DS model ahead of its first public outing at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. There are a lot of things to talk about, so let's get stuck in with the details, dear French car fans.
First of all, we have to mention that the facelift has been really successful. Gone are long chrome chevrons in the grille, replaced by a mesh design with a 3D bezel that jumps out from the bumper. It's almost like the car has proboscis or the cute snout of a piglet. Some people will like it, others won't!

The headlights have also been upgraded and, like on the DS3 facelift, they feature xenon and LED technology combined into a sexy package. At the back of the car there are mildly revised taillights and revised dual chrome exhaust tips incorporated in the bumper.

Like the award-winning Peugeot 308, the interior has been de-cluttered.

DS has eliminated 12 buttons and integrated their function into the touchscreen. Giving credit to the premium ambitions of the brand, things like keyless entry & start, ambient lighting and a Denon audio system have been made standard.

The DS5's engine range has also been completely revised, which if you ask us is all for the better. The least powerful unit is the s a BlueHDi 120 delivering 120 HP and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) through a standard six-speed manual, though also available with the new EAT 6 automatic gearbox.

Two new 2-liter diesels have been introduced to the range. The base unit makes 150 HP and a "class leading 370 Nm from 2,000rpm." It's very efficient, producing 22 grams per kilometer of CO2 less than the HDi 160 that it replaces. The other unit makes 180 HP and 400 Nm of torque, being borrowed directly from the hot Peugeot 308 GT. It's also quite efficient and is available with the six-speed auto.

The only petrol engine available is the THP 165, which uses a 1.6-liter turbo to pump 165 HP and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Unfortunately, you can't have it with a manual and the 200 HP version of the 1.6 has been dropped. Lastly, the Hybrid 4x4 flagship model has been carried over with no changes, delivering a total of 200 hp from a 163 HP 2.0-liter diesel working with a 37 HP electric motor.

Pricing information should be revealed on March 3rd, when the DS5 facelift makes its official debut in Geneva.
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