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Citroen DS5: UK debut at Top Gear Live

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Citroen DS5 to get UK debut at Top Gear Live

The latest iteration of Citroen’s recreation of the iconic DS moniker – the Citroen DS5 – made a production-ready debut at Frankfurt last month, and now UK drivers will be getting their first chance to see the new DS5 at the Top Gear Live shows.

And it’s a good move by Citroen to get the new DS5 front and centre at the Top Gear Live shows – which will be at the NEC in Birmingham and the ExCel in London in November – to prove to those who love cars just how good the DS5 is.

From initial scepticism when Citroen first revealed they were reviving the DS badge, we’ve come to love what Citroen has done with the new DS cars.

The Citroen DS3 is probably the best car in its sector – it’s certainly the most appealing – and it beggars belief that 95 per cent of its DNA comes straight out of the bland C3. Mind you, as we’re 95 per cent Chimpanzee perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. But we are impressed.

The new DS4 doesn’t seem to be quite as quantum a leap up from the C4 as the DS3 is from the C3, but the DS5 looks to be much more in the mould of the impressive improvements Citroen made with the DS3.

From a stunningly good design that delivers real style and great lines, to clever stuff like the 4WD hybrid powertrain, the DS5 certainly ups the game for Citroen.

The interior looks a treat too, with high quality materials abounding and interesting stuff like heads-up display and aviation-style overhead switches which, although likely to be less than ergonomically perfect, will imbue the DS5 with some real style.

But you can decide for yourself if you take the fun option and line the pockets of Messrs Clarkson, Hammond, May and Wilman by stumping up £50 to have a night of petrolhead fun.

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By Cars UK