The DS 5 is a different kind of executive vehicle. The cars hatchback body-style delivers greater practicality than is usually found in a saloon, while its elegant exterior design is matched by an upscale cabin.
This good looking car boasts a smartly sculpted body and a gently swooping roof line that ends in a discreet rear spoiler. The DS 5s rising window line helps give the vehicle its assertive posture. Its 18-inch alloy wheels, while improving efficiency, add an extra level of sophistication to the cars flanks. Chrome touches are generously applied on rubbing strips and ‘sabres’ that run from the headlights to just beyond the vehicle’s A-pillars. Automatic windscreen wipers and headlamps ensure there are fewer things to worry about during variable lighting and weather situations. LED daytime running lights and front fog lamps, make certain that the vehicle remains visible, while cutting through misty conditions.
This compact executive hatchback provides room for five, with comfortable and supportive seats in each compartment. The driver area is streamlined, with a minimum of controls that are easy to identify and operate. There’s a distinctly high-class look and feel to the interior, with subtle ambient lighting, digital dials and a leather-clad steering wheel. Power operated windows in both compartments and dual-zone air conditioning ensure that an agreeable cabin temperature is always simple to achieve. The DS 5 features an abundance of stowage options, front and back, and a substantial 465-litre boot space that expands further still to 1,288 litres when rear seats are folded.
A standard-issue 1.6-litre 120bhp diesel engine is also the DS 5s most fuel efficient option, returning as much as 70.6mpg, while producing CO2 emissions as low as 104g/km. Top of the range Prestige models are powered by a 1.6-litre 210bhp petrol unit, which delivers 285Nm of torque and 0-60mph in less than eight seconds. The DS 5 is an accomplished performer, particularly on long motorway stretches, making it ideal for business drivers and passengers.
A seven inch touchscreen provides easy access to the vehicle’s six-speaker sound system and satellite navigation set up. Bluetooth connectivity is included as standard, enabling audio streaming and hands free telephone communication.
The DS 5 has been awarded a five star crash test rating by Euro NCAP and comes with a wide range of driver aids and passive safety features. This includes an anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control, which both help to minimise skidding, while the hill start assist prevents the vehicle from rolling whenever the engine is started on an incline. Multiple airbags, seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child-seat fixtures help to ensure that travellers of all ages enjoy optimal protection.
Don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Wilmoths DS showroom by phone or in person if you would like to test drive this desirable vehicle. Our branches can be found in Southampton, Hastings, Maidstone and Crayford. You can book your appointment online at any time.
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