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Citroen DS5 (2012-2015) review

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  • Full hybrid
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Large French cars traditionally struggle for sales against their more popular German rivals. Arriving on the scene in 2012, the Citroën DS5 - the third model in Citroën's upmarket, design-led DS range - aimed to redress the balance with its mix of avant-garde design, generous equipment and intriguing hybrid technology. Read our full review to find out if it's a worthy alternative to executive saloons from the premium German brands.

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December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

February 2012

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February 2012

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