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SPIED! Citroen DS5

2011-01-14 12:33
The revival of the DS range has brought about a significant change to Citroen's model strategy for the next few years. The DS3 Cabriolet, which was initially expected to debut in 2011, will be postponed and a decision regarding the launch of the vehicle is yet to be made.

The DS5 will be introduced as soon as April, 2011, as the French carmaker intends to show the new vehicle, in concept guise, at the Shanghai auto show.

The production-ready model will be revealed later in 2011 at the Frankfurt auto show in September.

Our spies braved frigid conditions to snap up pics of the new model undergoing testing. Though heavily disguised our spy images give us a good idea of what the model will look when it finally makes its global debit.

The DS5 crossover will measure 4600mm and will borrow design cues from the C-SportLounge concept shown in 2005.

The engine lineup of the future DS5 will include a wide array of options, including a hybrid configuration that will rely on a 2.0-litre HDi engine and an electric motor, capable of producing 149kW.

Other engine options include a 1.6-litre (available in 111kW or 149kW), a 2.0-litre HDi (104kW or 121kW) and a 273kW 2.2-litre HDi unit.
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