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

New 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso – Release Date and Info

Both the 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso and the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso have been updated immensely for this model year. Here, however, we’re going to cover everything that concerns the Citroen C4 Picasso updates, performance, release date, price, and its engine specifications. A detailed review for the “Grand” version will be offered separately.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

For starters, the new model belongs to the second generation of the model series that was launched three years ago. And judging by the exponential growth both in sales and girth, it is without a doubt immensely successful. Some of its strengths include plenty of dynamism and distinction, and a remarkable design. For 2017, the new model seeks to even consolidate the gains it has achieved this far by offering even more features and updated to its existing résumé.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Some of the new features to expect include four distinct interior design schemes, customization opportunities, a two-tone roof, and a new front end. Again, it comes with new technologies including the Citroen Advanced Comfort program, a new engine that offers more horsepower, the Hands-Free Tailgate system, and the Citroen Connect Navigation system.

To make it even more distinct in its class, the new model comes with a unique light signature front and rear, dynamic lines, and expressive, strong styling. The exterior dimensions have remained unchanged over the previous model. However, the exterior design has combined with class-leading boot volume and interior spaciousness to offer the C4 Picasso the much-needed practicality occupants crave for in a family vehicle.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The Citroen C4 Picasso interior offers a light-filled, pure ambience and is designed in a loft spirit. Furthermore, the updated materials further enhance the perception of well-being and quality. And thanks to the EMP2 platform that underpins its construction architecture, the new model manages to offer a well-balanced road performance.

For easy drivability and a relaxed driving experience, the new model also comes with technologies such as adaptive cruise control, park assist, and vision 360. Even with the level of updates the vehicle under review has had, the world of MPVs is riddled with cut-throat competition that requires automakers to continuously indulge in innovations in order to keep up with the Joneses. As such, Citroen came up with key pillars that it hopes will help propel the Citroen C4 Picasso 2017 and all future models even further in the rankings. These include: attractive styling, body design dynamism, well-being for all, performance, and comfort benchmarking.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, overhead view

Well, while it may be too early to offer a detailed opinion on whether or not the pillars will work, there’s no doubt that Citroen is dedicated in graduating the C4 Picasso to a whole different level. As they say – only time will tell! Culpable rivals include the Kia Carnival, Kia Rondo, Honda Odyssey, Peugeot 5008, and the Ssangyong Stavic.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso release date

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the news of is release have already warranted a lot of excitement that have made a myriad of speculations to emerge. One credible source says the second-generation C4 Picasso price should be expected to start from around $44,000. We stand to be corrected however. As regards the release date, the same sources say we should expect the new model sometime in the spring of 2017.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Exterior

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso front view, headlights, grille and badges

The exterior design and dimensions evoke a modern and energetic style. It stands out among the smorgasbord of competitors in terms of its unique, and dynamic body shape in addition to its bold looks and flowing lines. Some of the features to expect include a new front end, new slim-line headlights, new rear lights, new seventeen-inch five-spoke diamond-finish alloy wheels, a new roof arch color, new rear chevrons, and additional colors in addition to its existing color palette.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Interior

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

Four interior design schemes are available to meet individual customer’s tastes and preferences. These are: Dune Beige, Wild Blue, Hype Grey, and Grey Harmony. Others are also available as options. Other exciting interior features include an unrivaled suspension for comfort, intelligent traction control, a practical and capacious interior, restful and customizable ambient lighting, numerous and ingenious storage compartments, and soft and warm materials.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, only two trims are available: the base C4 Picasso, and the Grand C4 Picasso. Others can be added on its release date, so keep checking this space for more details.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso engine

A new engine is available: a 1.2L PureTech 130 three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine responsible for offering around 96kW and 230 Nm of torque.

Safety

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso safety

For a safer and relaxed drive quality, the new Citroen C4 Picasso 2017 also comes with a myriad of driver-assistance systems including speed limit sign recognition and recommendation, coffee break alert, active blind spot monitoring system, active lane departure warning system, driver attention alert, adaptive cruise control, collision risk alert, and active safety brake. Crash testing report is yet to be offered.

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2017 Citroen C4 Picasso rear view, blue color, taillights and badges

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso rear view, red color, taillights

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, leather back seats

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