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Citroen Delivers Another Reason to Want Them Back

DS5 completes new premium range.

by on Sep.16, 2011

The new Citroen DS5 - shown here at the French maker's stand.

To check out the new offerings from most makers at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, reporters have had to squeeze in and wait for the requisite press briefings.  But with Citroen’s newest model all they had to do was catch the shuttle.

That’s because the French maker’s new DS5 was put into early action on the grounds of the Frankfurt Messe moving the media between the show’s 11 halls.

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The new DS5 – which is offered with three different powertrains, including a hybrid – helps complete the new upscale brand-within-a-brand.  And it raises again the question why Citroen has yet to try to stage a return to the U.S. market.

The Citroen DS5 hatchbacks in the shuttle fleet – all painted a distinctive metallic white – feature the new Hybrid4 powertrain which, unlike most other maker’s systems combines a battery drive with diesel power to maximize fuel savings.