New spy shots of the upcoming China-made Citroen DS5, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the third quarter of this year. The Citroen DS5 will be made in China by the new Chang’an-PSA joint venture. The platform of the DS5 will also underpin the new Citroen DSX Crossover that will be made in China as well.
The Citroen DS5 is currently imported in China but sales are slow, mostly because it is too expensive. Price starts at 298.800 yuan and ends at 348.800 yuan. Price for the locally made DS5 will start around 250.000 yuan. Power will come from the 163hp 1.6 turbo.
The brand name in Chinese is ‘Chang’an Diyishi’, the latter being a phonetic translation of ‘DS’. The Citroen-name has been left out to differ the DS brand from the bread & butter Citroens that are made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture.