Citroën DS5 revealed in Shanghai [w/video]

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Citroen DS5

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Citroën has taken the digital wraps off of its upcoming DS5 as part of its debut at this week’s Shanghai Motor Show, and from the looks of things, the new model is about as sexy as a small wagon/hatch can be. There’s plenty of influence from the smaller DS3 thanks to an aggressively swept nose and curvaceous flanks, though expect to find a lot more interior room on board. The new production Citroën takes dead aim at manufacturers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, albeit with a uniquely French sensibility.

Technically, the DS5 is based on the Peugeot 508 platform, which means that the Citroën will likely inherit some of that sedan’s favorable driving characteristics. Drivetrain options are still up in the air at the moment, though word has it that buyers will be able to get their hands on a hybrid version once the car sees showrooms. In that guise, the wagon will boast around 200 horsepower thanks to a diesel engine up front and an electric motor out back.

Hit the jump to check out the full video unveil and to check out the official press release. Thanks for the tip, Walter!

Gallery: Citroen DS5

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