Citroen DS 5LS will be launched on the China car market on March 28
Published on January 20, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The brand new Citroen DS 5LS sedan will be launched on the China car market on March 28. Price will start at 149.900 yuan and end at 249.900 yuan. The Citroen DS 5LS is a new China-only Citroen DS sedan based on the Citroen DS5 hatchback.
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 but 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. Size: 4702x1840x1515mm, wheelbase is 2715mm.
Most Chinese car buyers shopping in this segment of the market are rather traditional and want a sedan, not some kinda fancy hatch.The DS5 hatchback is thus not selling very well at the moment. Citroen hopes the addition of the DS 5LS sedan will change the fortunes of the DS brand in China for the better.