1 Sep 2012
CITROEN added to its DS range in Australia in late 2012 with the C5-based DS5 premium hatch.
Available in just one specification, the striking DS5 was powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharge four cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission that developed 115kW of power for a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 9.7 seconds.
The interior of the DS5 was inspired by the cockpit of an airplane with switchgear running down the centre of the roof.
Euro NCAP gave the DS5 a five-star crash safety rating and the hatch came with standard features such as keyless entry and start, head up display, reversing camera, electric-adjustable driver’s seat with heating and massage function, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, rain-sensing wipers and sat-nav.
When it was new