New Citroën DS5 is Top Gear Magazine’s ‘Family Car of the Year’

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Some say, Citroën’s New DS5 is refined, luxurious, uniquely-styled and dramatic. Well, for the second year in a row, Top Gear magazine has made Citroën a top choice, naming DS5 their ‘Family Car of the Year’ in the publication’s 2011 awards.

New DS5 - the award-winning family car

New DS5 - the award-winning family car

The family-sized DS5, which combines distinctive style with creative technology and takes design inspiration from the world of aviation, saw off tough competition from already established models to take the best family car title.

Top Gear magazine said; “DS5 is a well-grounded, slick, futuristic machine, both inside and out. The inside is quirky but rational, exciting but functional and put together with considerable care, just like the rest of the car. And that makes it very pleasing indeed. All of which goes to show that because the DS5 isn’t a half-hearted copy of a German saloon, it’s the better for it.”

The award means a second year of success for Citroën. In 2010, Citroën DS3 won both Top Gear magazine’s ‘Small Car of the Year’ and overall ‘Car of the Year’ accolades.

Linda Jackson, Citroën UK’s Managing Director, commented; “A second year of recognition for Citroën in the
Top Gear magazine awards is a tremendous achievement and further proof the DS range is cementing Citroën’s reputation for class-leading design. Standing out from the crowd with its unique looks, Citroën flair and innovative Hybrid4 technology, New DS5 is about an outstanding motoring experience for the whole family to enjoy.”

New Citroën DS5 is an aerodynamic masterpiece with taut features, flowing lines and a dynamic profile.
The model’s compact and agile design also delivers exemplary handling and meticulous soundproofing.

With pilot-style overhead switches inspired by plane cockpits, the cabin blends ergonomic function with aesthetic appeal. Immaculate attention to detail and authentic premium materials ensure an immediate impression of quality and refinement.

New Citroën DS5 will be launched in the UK in the first quarter of 2012.

The 2011 Awards edition of Top Gear magazine is on sale from Friday 2nd December.

MARC RAVEN            01753 843 128     marc.raven(at)citroen(dot)com
JOHN HANDCOCK        01753 843 015    john.handcock(at)citroen(dot)com
KATIE READ            01753 843 128
JULIA GAROFANO        01753 843 112     julia.garofano(at)citroen(dot)com
ANDREW FRANCIS        01753 843 126    andrew.francis(at)citroen(dot)com
REBECCA HENDRIE        01753 843 127    rebecca.hendrie(at)citroen(dot)com


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