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DS5 Sales Figures


DS also produces and sells a sedan version of the DS5 in China, called the DS 5LS. The facelifted (2015) DS5 is the first DS model to no longer carry any Citroën logos on its exterior and interior, marking the decision to launch DS as a stand-alone brand.

DS5 Overview

The DS5 is a compact executive car that was introduced by the DS Automobiles brand, which is a premium sub-brand of the French automaker Citroën. The DS5 was unveiled in 2011 and was part of the DS series, which also included the DS3 and DS4. The DS series was launched to revive Citroën’s tradition of innovative designs and engineering, and the DS5 stood out as the flagship model of the line.

The DS5 boasted a unique design that combined elements of hatchbacks, estates, and SUVs. It was recognized for its avant-garde styling with sleek lines, a distinctive chrome-finished grille, and intricate light designs. Inside, the DS5 had an aircraft-inspired cabin. One of its most notable features was the cockpit roof, which had toggle switches and a split panoramic sunroof.

The DS5 is available with a choice of petrol engines: a 1.6L turbocharged engine that produces 156 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0L turbocharged engine that produces 204 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. It is also available with a diesel engine. The DS5 is available with a choice of two transmissions: a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission

The DS5 was well-equipped, in line with its premium positioning. It came with features like keyless entry and start, a heads-up display, a high-quality sound system, massaging front seats, and dual-zone climate control, among others. The DS5, like other cars in the DS range, was aimed at offering a French alternative to German premium brands. Its unique design and features were intended to attract buyers looking for something different from the conventional.

Over the years, as DS Automobiles further separated from Citroën to establish itself as an independent brand, the DS5 saw updates to better align with the brand’s premium aspirations. However, the DS5 was eventually discontinued and was not directly replaced, as DS shifted its focus to SUVs and electric vehicles.

DS5 Sales Figures

The DS5 received praise for its bold design, both inside and out. However, its ride quality was often noted to be on the firmer side, especially when compared to traditionally smooth-riding Citroëns.

DS5 Europe Sales Data & Charts

Europe Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2011 1,684
2012 23,083
2013 19,217
2014 12,569
2015 11,888
2016 9,130
2017 5,738
2018 2,720
2019 145

Europe Annual Growth

DS5 China Sales Data & Charts

China Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2021 1,831
2022 1,253

China Annual Growth