Let’s explode a few myths here. Despite the most expensive DS model wearing the DS5 badge, its underpinnings have nothing to do with the C5. We know that this doesn’t follow the formula set by the DS3 being based on the C3, and the DS4 using the C4 platform, but the DS5 actually borrows the chassis from the last generation Grand C4 Picasso. And so while many of the car’s critics expected a magic-carpet-like ride, similar to the C5, they were left bitterly disappointed by a harsh un-Citroën-like set-up. So much so, the company’s engineers have been forced back to the drawing board to review the set-up, and we are pleased to report success.
You can read the full report on this Citroën DS5 in the August 2014 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue.
- Low CO2 emissions and good fuel economy
- Quiet engine that delivers decent performance
- Refinement is excellent, especially on the motorway
- Ride is improved compared to before
- Accurate steering
- Eye catching design, with stunning aircraft inspired cabin
- Watchstrap-like seat design is beautiful
- Generously sized boot
- Space for feet in the back is at a premium
- The panoramic roof reduces the amount of headroom, particularly in the back
- Tiny glovebox due to fusebox intrusion