2017 Citroen DS5 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Citroen DS5 has been updated and freshened ahead of its release. Its styling is avant-garde and combines crisp edges with aerodynamic cues to give it a bold, futuristic new design that helps distinguish it from the rest of the offering sin its class. It perfectly balances advanced technologies, attention to detail and refinement, with a dynamic performance to offer a unique vehicle that embodies the character of existing and future DS vehicles. This review covers details concerning the DS5 review, release date, price, engine specifications, and exterior and interior changes.

2017 Citroen DS5 spy shots

For 2017, the new model comes with an impressive new front, and numerous changes to its cabin technologies and refinement. New features include adaptive LED headlights and taillights, sculpted, DS-monogrammed vertical grille, and a new touch-drive interface. All these features are in addition to existing features such as exceptional interior and exterior designs, futuristic exterior cues, and the characteristic driving position which imitates a cockpit.

2017 Citroen DS5 rear view, white color, tailpipe

For the motoring public, the DS5 is arguably impressionistic. While its market is predominantly China and Europe, rumors have emerged that Citroen’s objective is to cast its net even wider thanks to the DS5 evolution that has taken a premium-centric approach. This is what Yves Bonnefont, CEO DS brand had to say, “The new Citroen DS5 2017 represents ideas and the new evolutionary path that future Citroen products will be taking. And yet, with over six decades in its résumé, the new model is still a DS5 to the core.”

2017 Citroen DS5 front angle, headlighs and grille

The exterior profile is a unique creation with expressive hypnotic styling that help set it apart from the smorgasbord of other offerings. For 2017, the face gains even more prestige and character. Similar to the DS 3 and the DS 3 Cabrio, the new 2017 Citroen DS5 also comes with LED lighting technologies, and a new light signature. The new model is immediately recognizable regardless of the angle of view.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, overhead view

The Interior, on the other end, is masterfully crafted and features latest technologies with a cockpit style driving position. Also available are a host of convenience, infotainment, and entertainment features that work seamlessly with one another. Some of the distinct features available in the cabin include an ergonomic-designed touch-drive interface, upgraded navigation system, a new Mirror Screen Technology, mobile phone integration via the MyDS, and the DS Connect Box.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Other technologies available on the latest DS5 include a lane-departure, a blind spot monitor, automatic high-beam control, hill-start assist, a heads-up display, a rearview camera, intelligent traction control, and stability control. Others include keyless entry and ignition, electric memory and massaging front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, Denon Hi-Fi system, and ambient lighting.

2017 Citroen DS5 Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen DS5 release date

While these details are yet to be confirmed, new reports allege the new model is expected to go for sale for around $23,000 for a basic version. The price can however sky rocket by an extra $10 grand depending on the options you decide to equip it with. Expect its release date sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Citroen DS5 Exterior

2017 Citroen DS5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

According to the automaker, the new model will come riding on the PSA PF2 platform that is currently in use in vehicles such as the Peugeot 3008, DS 6, and the C4 Picasso. What this means is that the new model will share most of the features with the three models. Nevertheless, certain features will also be available in order to make it distinct from the rest. Such features are our primary focus here. As already mentioned, the headlights and taillights will feature LED technology. The front and rear bumper have been revised and now look more modern than before.

Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, refreshed door handles, pronounced side skirts, dual tailpipes, and wide LED taillights.

2017 Citroen DS5 Interior

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

There is extensive attention to detail on the interior of the DS5. Upgraded leather, metal work on the gear, and use of aluminum on the interior of the doors reflect Citroen use of authentic materials. A new interior trim, in addition to the existing model’s ‘watch strap’ upholstery is also available. More details will be updated as the release date approaches.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen DS5 engine

Engines aren’t expected to change from the existing ones that include a 210-horsepower – generating 1.5L four-cylinder, a 180- horsepower- yielding 2.0L turbo-diesel inline-4, and a 200-horsepower – generating 2.0L HDi four-cylinder engine.

Safety

2017 Citroen DS5 safety, anglemort

When it comes to safety, the new model will come with a slew of driver-assistance features that will help the driver avoid potential impacts. A five star rating for overall crash impact protection by NHTSA is expected given the updates the new model is boasting of.

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2017 Citroen DS5 auto show, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, headlights and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen DS5 gear shift knob

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather front seats

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather back seats

A Student Designed a New Look for the 2019 Citroen DS24

We have seen a batch of new 2019 Citroen DS24 pictures which have started circling the net. We liked what we saw very much. In fact the looks surpassed our expectations about the car that we saw in the pics.

But as it appeared it was not a complete confirmation about a future DS24, even though we would like it to be. But it does leave us with a lot of room to hope as this could be the basis for the future car that we might see from Citroen.

The images that emerged turned out to be a design. A student from Insitut Superieur de Design in France designed it at the time, and made this concept as a project. As you have probably already seen the futuristic design looks very much plausible. Therefore this is surely a car that everyone would like to see on the road.

it looks like Citroen has not made any recent strides to advance its DS24 brand further. It brings us to see this as a potential project that we might expect. There are already some rumors that the designing director of Citroen has  viewed the student’s design. According to rumors, that they are considering this option or at least parts of the design.

It would be quite interesting to see future 2019 Citroen DS24 model looks this way and we would certainly appreciate it. The vehicle would gain so much popularity based on this fact alone and let’s not forget the design which is probably the most refreshing look that we have seen in recent years.

The Potential Design of the 2019 Citroen DS24

The inspiration for the 2019 Citroen DS24 came from some of the past moles that Citroen has made, but also some other vehicles and brands. The basis for it all was the DS19, which is a vehicle that made its debut all the way back in 1955 when it appeared at the Paris Motor Show.

The design that we see before us has a very much futuristic look. This is something that we have not seen so faron the current market. It adds a floating roof with sliding rear doors. BAlso, the new thing is the company’s current design language. That is, they found some inspiration in the Citroen GT and the Citroen C-Metisse cars.

The front end is mostly original. The shape of a nose is in a very curious but effective manner. It combines the lightning elements which sort of a emerge from the fascia. This is done for both the front end and the rear end of the car. The rear part receives some parts inspired by aeronautical elements. We have to admit, this is a very interesting approach to design.

The main theme of the car is still the Citroen DS and the upside down boat design is the main theme of the car.  The styling direction of Citroen is very much appropriate here and we see this project as a potentially happening and it is a step forward in design when it comes to modern vehicles.

Inside Vision

The cabin and the interior of the 2019 Citroen DS24 takes the same futuristic approach which we have not been able to see so far. In fact, the interior draws inspiration from a concept which says “Elasticity of the Air and the flexibility of the water”.

This makes us think what are they going to do here. You can see how nicely the interior is fashioned. It also comes through the development of each component individually, giving each one a lot of attention. They actually all seem like independent floating units. It is all enhanced through the use of quality and leather materials in the cabin.

If this concept comes to realization, they will probably include the recent technological gadgets and fill it with more new equipment. But giving so much attention to details is not standard for a production vehicle. So a lot of pieces could be lost if the car makes it to production.

New technology for the Powertrain

The artists also envisioned the 2019 Citroen DS24 as having the latest fuel cell technology for this powertrain. We can also see this in the cabin. Some elements and controls are specifically added because of this. The hydrogen tanks would be located in the center of the passenger parts and only look like standard hi-tech elements here. The hydrogen cells will then provide power to the electric motors. These are supposed to be integrated into the chassis of the car. We believe this is a very good idea for this model.

The performance is not known of course. However, since the student was mostly focused on the design and not the under the hood performance we are going to forgive him the missing specs.

Conclusion

If the company makes 2019 Citroen DS24 this way it will be a very interesting story. The design is a very favorable one. We have a really talented student on our hands here, somebody should snatch him up for further models. All in all, we can say that the prospect of this car looks promising. We are certainly the ones who would want to see this car perform.

2017 Citroen Berlingo Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Citroen Berlingo is set to be launched in late 2017 together with the Peugeot Partner. With a combined sales of over six million, the two models are arguably the best-selling vans of all time. Even with so many rivals battling for a piece of the cake, Citroen has managed to keep the Berlingo afloat through constant refreshments to multiple of its facets. While this may be true, the Berlingo is nonetheless starting to show some grey areas. For instance, the ride and handling quality is mediocre, payload poor, and the fuel consumption higher than other fresh models. Its release date, price, exterior and interior designs, engine specifications, and whatnot are covered below. So keep reading on.

2017 Citroen Berlingo exterior, gray color

It was for the aforementioned cons that made Citroen to make an official announcement of a new product that Citroen hopes will help bring the Berlingo’s old glory back. In a joint statement with GM (Opel and Vauxhall parent company), the company duo revealed that they were working behind the scenes to launch a new product that will be competitive in the minivan segment. Well, nothing much is known yet including what to expect beneath the hood save for the obvious increase in torque and power output.

2017 Citroen Berlingo rear view, tailpipe and taillights

For starters, the Berlingo has always delivered a more practical, modern response to consumer expectations illustrated by the impressive sales volumes it has recorded since 1996. It is an ideal partner for all situations with its spacious, functional, and versatile interior. For 2017, the new Citroen Berlingo aims to further its technology, simplicity, design, and functional appeal.

2017 Citroen Berlingo side view, white color, alloy wheels

According to Citroen, the new Berlingo will run on three key pillars: Modern design elements, Cheerful character, and Ingenuity. Modern: the new Citroen Berlingo is set to get an expressive design that is more assertive and stronger without necessarily being aggressive. Cheerful: its character will be highlighted by such factors such as advanced suspension and seating, two new upholstery designs, and extensive utilization of the Quad and Liberia cloth upholstery. Ingenuity: this it’ll achieve through making it easier to use its intelligent technologies such as the updated seven-inch touchdrive interface, and navigation systems.

2017 Citroen Berlingo white color, headlights and alloy wheels

With all these pillars working in tandem, the new 2017 Citroen Berlingo is expected to deliver a more comfortable, more intelligent, and smoother everyday driving experience.

2017 Citroen Berlingo trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen Berlingo Release Date & Price

The price is expected to increase slightly over that of the existing model given the expected updates the new model will get. As such, buyers should expect to pay slightly more than $25,000. Probably $2/3000 more without factoring the options. As for the release date, rumors have it that the new model will probably go for sale sometime in the fall of 2017, most likely it’ll be sold as Citroen Berlingo 2018.

2017 Citroen Berlingo release date

2017 Citroen Berlingo Exterior

The exterior of the new model will borrow heavily from the non-aggressive design cues of both the LCV and the Multispace versions. The result should be a dynamic, modern look that seamlessly reflects the mindset of Citroen. It is highly expected that the DRLs, strip, radiator grille, and the bumper will be all integrated to give the front bumper a modern, sober look. Additional body colors are also expected to grace the new-look exterior design.

2017 Citroen Berlingo white color, grille and headlights

2017 Citroen Berlingo Interior

According to teaser images of the new Berlingo, the dashboard will feature an attractive and efficient design that is expected to make driving pleasurable, while maintaining an ergonomic layout for the driving position.

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, leather seats

‘Peace’ and ‘quiet’ come to mind when it comes to the onboard acoustics. The new Berlingo is able to minimize noise nuisance ad optimize aerodynamics thanks to the careful design and precise assembly of the exterior parts. The cabin comes with plenty of noise absorbent materials, while the floor pan offers gravel-chipping protection. More details will be offered on its release date.

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Available Trims

If no changes to the existing trim lineup are experienced, then the new Citroen Berlingo 2017 will continue to be offered in three iterations: Berlingo Short Body MT, Berlingo Long Body MT, and Berlingo Long Body Semi-automatic.

2017 Citroen Berlingo gray color, side angle

Engine Specs

The familiar 1.6L HDi 115 horsepower engine is expected to carry-over unchanged from the existing model. The same engine is also expected to power the 2018 Peugeot Expert and the 2018 Citroen Dispatch. The dimensions are expected to increase slightly over the previous model, as is the maximum payload capacity.

2017 Citroen Berlingo engine

Safety

When it comes to the safety of the new model, a myriad of new driver assisting technologies are set to be offered in order to perfectly rival those of its traditional competitors that have improved in leaps and bounds as well. More details on the crash impact assessment should be offered on its release date.

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2017 Citroen Berlingo exterior, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen Berlingo exterior, rear view

2017 Citroen Berlingo side view, alloy wheels

2017 Citroen Berlingo exterior, white color

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, leather seats, dashboard and steering wheel

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, lcd screen

2017 Citroen Berlingo interior, trunk, cargo space