The new Citroën DS5 will be launched in Ireland in the first quarter of 2012 and it is already winning awards.
For the second year in a row, Top Gear magazine has made Citroën a top choice, naming DS5 its ‘Family Car of the Year’ in the publication’s 2011 awards.
The family-sized DS5, which combines distinctive style with creative technology and takes design inspiration from the world of aviation, saw off tough competition from already established models to take the best family car title.
Top Gear magazine said: “DS5 is a well-grounded, slick, futuristic machine, both inside and out. The inside is quirky but rational, exciting but functional, and put together with considerable care, just like the rest of the car. And that makes it very pleasing indeed. All of which goes to show that because the DS5 isn’t a half-hearted copy of a German saloon, it’s the better for it.”
The award means a second year of success for Citroën. In 2010, Citroën DS3 won both Top Gear magazine’s ‘Small Car of the Year’ and overall ‘Car of the Year’ accolades.
Fréderic Soulier, Citroën Ireland’s managing director, commented; “For the second year running Top Gear magazine has highlighted an award-winning model in the expanding DS range from Citroën. This achievement recognises that the new DS5 offers a unique choice for Irish families, with distinctive styling and introducing Citroën's diesel hybrid4 technology to the market."
New Citroën DS5 is an aerodynamic masterpiece with taut features, flowing lines and a dynamic profile. The model’s compact and agile design also delivers exemplary handling and meticulous soundproofing.
With pilot-style overhead switches inspired by plane cockpits, the cabin blends ergonomic function with aesthetic appeal. Immaculate attention to detail and authentic premium materials ensure an immediate impression of quality and refinement.