Naza Euro Motors, the distributor of DS Automobiles in Malaysia has just officially launched the flagship DS 5. Previously known as the Citroen DS 5, the DS range is now a standalone brand, DS Automobile. Essentially a facelifted Citroen DS 5, it gets unique exterior styling and more upmarket equipment.

Powering the DS 5 is a 1.6-litre direct injection four-cylinder turbo that makes 163 hp and 240 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 5.9 litre per 100 km.

QUICK FACTS

Name DS 5
Engine 1,598cc; direct injection 4-cylinder turbo
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Max Power 163 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 240 Nm @ 1,400 rpm
Price (OTR with Insurance) RM198,888

Visually the DS 5 wears the brand’s new identity with new hexagonal chrome grille with a large DS badge in the centre, further accentuating the “DS Wings” design language. Elsewhere it gets bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, dynamic turn indicators, LED combination tail lamps, twin tailpipes, tailgate spoiler, keyless entry and 18-inch ‘Adelaide’ Onyx black alloy wheels.

Inside, the DS 5 comes equipped with leather upholstery (Basalt Black or Sand Beige), dual-zone automatic climate control, multifunctional steering wheel, powered front seats with memory function, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, satellite navigation, six-speaker Denon HiFi sound system with boot-mounted subwoofer, electronic parking brake and colour Heads Up Display.

Safety kit reads six airbags, ABS, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Naza Euro Motors have five exterior colours on offer – Artense Grey, Noir Perla Nera, Bleu Encre, Pearl White and Whisper Purple. All purchases of the DS 5 come with 5-Years or 120,000 km warranty, 24-hour Roadside Assistance and exclusive access to Sky Lounge by NAZA at Subang Airport.


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