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This is the new Citroen DS 5LS sedan for the China car market

Published on December 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the new Citroen DS 5LS sedan for the China car market

This is the new Citroen DS 5LS sedan for the China car market, it was unveiled last night in Paris. The Citroen DS 5LS will be made in China by the Changan-PSA joint venture. It will be launched on the Chinese auto market in March next year. There are currently no plans to sell the Citroen DS 5LS anywhere else but in China.

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The Citroen DS 5LS is based on the same platform as the Citroen DS5 that is already manufactured in China. 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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Price of the DS 5LS sedan will start around 240.000 yuan and ends around 320.000 yuan. The DS 5LS sedan is expected to outsell to slow-selling DS5 hatchback within months, as most Chinese car buyers in this segment of the market still favor sedans.

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Chrome strip running from A-style to boot lid a brilliantly beautiful detail.




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  1. dogecoin- December 20, 2013 Reply

    Nice interior,

  2. MB4Ever- December 20, 2013 Reply

    the DS5 is a very sexy car but this that’s no word to describe it ugliness
    do this just to please the Chinese, shame on u Citroen

  3. Jeff- December 20, 2013 Reply

    I thought it was a Honda.

  4. Navigator84- December 20, 2013 Reply

    I like this !
    In your opinion Tycho, this car will be successfull in China ?

    The DS 5LS was unveiled last night at a special event which taked place at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

    1. Tycho de Feijter- December 20, 2013 Reply

      Yes I think it will be successful. The DS brand is already gaining a large fan and customer base, and a China-made sedan will likely be the best-seller, at least until the SUV arrives. There is one big IF however and that is the lack of dealers, there are far too few. the joint venture is working hard to fix that, but it will take at least another year before they can properly cover the big cities.

      1. Navigator84- December 21, 2013 Reply

        I see. I saw that there are just 3 DS dealerships in Shanghai and in Beijing. I will try to visit one in each city. I hope they will develop it.

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