Good news if you're planning a hen
party with a quirky Gallic twist: Citroen has released a stretched version of
Named the DS5LS, it's
some 17cm longer than the standard DS5, measuring a vast 470cm from nose to
tail. It also previews the new face of the DS5 range, which Citroen says
‘allies force with sophistication' and we say ‘looks a whole lot calmer than
the current DS5's sharky nose'.
However. Unless you're planning to
head to China for your hen party with a quirky Gallic twist, tough luck: the
DS5LS has been designed for the Chinese market alone, a clear sign that Citroen
is focusing its attentions on the world's fastest-growing car market in the
face of stagnant European sales.
And with the Chinese preferring to appreciate
cars from the rear rather than the front seats, it's no surprise Citroen's
first Sino-specific DS is a stretched saloon. A rather luxurious stretched
saloon, too: the DS5LS smuggles a whole lot of luxury including massage front
seats, reclining rear seats, airliner-style headrests, an air ionizer and
on-board DVD player.
All of which sounds rather nice, doesn't it? Any
non-Chinese rather liking the idea of a big, wafty, luxury-stuffed French
barge? Because, hey, it's not like literally no one bought the
C6, is it?