Citroen to Unveil DS5 in Shanghai

It looks like Citroen’s family of goddesses will grow once again this month, as the carmaker has just announced that it will take the wraps of the third model in its distinctive line, the DS5, on April 18 at the Shanghai International Motor Show.

“The DS line has celebrated unprecedented sales success and critical acclaim in the 12 months since DS3 was launched.  Citroën’s soon-to-be-launched high-stance five-door coupé, DS4, has already been voted ‘most beautiful car of the year’ and now DS5 is set to bring distinctive new elegance and panache to the executive class,” Citroen boasts.

What the press release doesn’t say is that this is most likely a concept version of the car, designed to look good and attract attention, with the production-ready version coming later in the year, most likely at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

While the DS3 is a three-door hatchback model, and the DS4 is more of a five-door crossover hatch, the DS5 will undoubtedly take the crossover theme into an estate-sized platform. The company has previously described this as a luxurious grand tourer, demonstrating that the DS range didn’t have to stick to the original roots of the cute DS3.

We expect to see lines similar to those of the C-sports Lounge concept, first revealed by the French carmaker in 2005. The engine lineup of the future DS5 will include a wide array of options, including a diesel hybrid configuration that will rely on a 2.0-liter HDi engine an electric motor that develops around 200 horsepower, as some sources suggest.

Other versions will be available as well, including a 1.6-liter with two power outputs - 150 and 200 horsepower, a 2.0-liter HDi with 140 horsepower or 163 horsepower, plus a 2.2-liter HDi unit with 204 horsepower.
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