Citroen DS Freaks, Your Funky New Love Has Arrived

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
citroen ds freaks your funky new love has arrived

Our man in Brazil has been sharing his love of the Citroen DS line of late, and in the process he’s managed to coax more than a few fans of Citroen’s funky “anti-retro” experiment out of the closet. Of course, the Citroen love has also drawn out a few detractors, who criticize the DS line’s out-there looks, the brand’s weak links to the glorious DS past, or the overall Frenchness of the whole thing. And with the latest installment in Citroen’s ongoing love note to French automotive savoire faire, the DS5, Citroen isn’t shying away from the controversy. Just introduced in Shanghai, the DS5 is funkier, freakier and, well, Frencher than ever, all while bringing the DS line into its most practical application to date. And with Peugeot’s diesel-hybrid drivetrain in which the rear wheels are driven electrically (lowering drivetrain complexity and weight), the DS5 even has a hint of the old-school Citroen creativity in its engineering. Fans of the French car, it’s time to let your freak flags fly.

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  • Lutecia Lutecia on Apr 19, 2011

    The interior is quite amazing. Style of the centre console, the materials, the door panels, everything is really incredible. They have done a great job there

  • Rod Panhard Rod Panhard on Apr 19, 2011

    I think the wrong people bailed out Chrysler. THIS is a car that's appealing.

  • ToolGuy Seems pretty reasonable to me. (Sorry)
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