The DS 5 is no longer a Citroen product – officially, at least – and this mid-life update brings more than just a new, chevron-less face.
There's a new suspension system that uses clever dampers to improve the ride quality, and a new touch-screen infotainment unit that cuts 12 buttons from the centre console. Clearly the one-year-old DS brand has listened to customer and media feedback.
Looks and image
Although the front end is busier than Aldi on a Saturday morning, the overall effect is muscular and well proportioned. It's a striking thing, with flowing lines and chunky bodywork striking your eyeballs with much more passion than most premium cars.
However, DS has no recent heritage as a brand that builds cars to rival the likes of Audi, BMW and Jaguar. It might get there within t...