Spy Shots: Citroen DS 5LS is Naked from All Sides in China

Spy Shots: Citroen DS 5LS is Naked from All Sides in China

The best spy shots so far of the new Citroen DS 5LS sedan, a whole flock of the things was seen on a parking lot near the factory in China, indicating that production has started. The DS 5LS is a new China-only Citroen DS sedan based on the Citroen DS5 hatchback. It debuted in December in Paris and will be launched on the China car market on March 28.

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Very sexy in red, showing the heavily chromed grille that runs over the headlights.

The Citroen DS 5LS will be made in China by the Changan-PSA joint venture that also makes the DS5 hatchback, and will make many other DS-branded cars in the future. There are currently no plans to sell the Citroen DS 5LS anywhere else.

The DS 5LS will be available with three engines: 1.6T THP 160 with 163hp, 1.6T THP200 with 200hp, and the good old with 139hp. The 1.6 models will be mated to a six-speed automatic, the 1.8 will be mated 5-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. 4702x1840x1515mm, wheelbase is 2715mm.

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More chrome at the back with a fat strip surrounding the rear lights and a large and very shiny logo. But the best design feature is the strip running from the A-pillar to the boot. Chinese car buyers love Bling and Citroen clearly gives them what they want.

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chrome on steering wheel, chrome on center console, chrome on center tunnel, chrome on doors. Citroen is the new Chrome King of China, without a doubt.

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Chrome strip on doors. Alloys carry a lot of chrome too.

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Silver is not a good color for the DS 5LS because it obscures the chrome.

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Chrome exhaust pipe. I bet this DS loox brilliant in black!




9 thoughts on “Spy Shots: Citroen DS 5LS is Naked from All Sides in China”

  1. Handsome car. I wonder if this is a “China only” car?
    I think a cars like this would sell well in the U.S (auto version).
    Citroen is struggling in Europe but this type of car could be their lifeline.

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