Citroen DS5 Wins Car Design of the Year In Car Design News Awards







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: March 8, 2012
Categories: Citroen, Citroen DS5

  • Citroen DS5 named Car Design of the Year by readers of Car Design News
  • DS5 beats the Lamborghini Aventador to win in the Production Car category
  • Awards voted for by international audience of automotive designers & industry peers
  • Award presented by Car Design News at the Geneva Motor Show.

Citroen DS5

Citroens brand new flagship, DS5, has been voted Design of the Year - Production Car by Car Design News. Just two Car Design of the Year accolades are awarded each year - one to a production car and one to a concept. The winning designs are selected from a shortlist by the readers of Car Design News, the leading online resource for automotive design professionals. For the sixth year running, the design community was asked to select the designs that impressed them the most. The award was announced on 6 March at the Geneva Motor Show.

New DS5 received almost a quarter of the near 4,000 votes cast, making the distinctive new Citroen a clear winner in the production car category - ahead of its nearest rival the Lamborghini Aventador.

Owen Ready, Editor of Car Design News, commented: "The Car Design News Car Design of the Year Award is voted for by car design professionals making this a rare opportunity for those in the industry to show their appreciation for the work of their peers. Its easy to see why Citroen DS5s design attracted almost a quarter of the votes in the production car category. Both inside and out its bold, vibrant and idiosyncratic with a rich mix of materials and exciting design solutions. From its distinctive proportions to its genuinely special cabin, the DS5 marks Citroen out as one of the most exciting brands around."

Marc Raven, Communications Director at Citroen UK, said: "Were delighted that New Citroen DS5 has been voted Car Design of the Year by the readers of Car Design News. DS5 is the embodiment of distinctive design, so to have this recognition from an international automotive design community is tribute to the work of its creative team. Andy Cowell, DS5s Design Manager describes it as a hybrid in a tailored suit - just the sort of bold statement that is helping DS5 capture the hearts and minds of industry peers, press and the public."

New Citroen DS5 is the latest addition to the stylish and distinctive DS line. With innovative styling, sophisticated materials and exceptional design, DS5 showcases the very best of Citroens Créative Technologie.

DS5 is the first Citroen with a full hybrid drivetrain, combining an HDi diesel engine with electric power. Hybrid4 technology successfully blends 200bhp, four wheel drive, zero emissions for urban use, an acceleration boost function and low CO2 emissions from just 99g/km.