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Citroen Unveiling New DS5 Hybrid at Frankfurt
In brief: The Frankfurt Motor Show this month will be teaming with new European technology including the surprising DS5 Hybrid from Citroen.
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Make/Model: DS5 Hybrid
The DS5 Hybrid will be the first car to feature a full hybridized powertrain from Citroen. It is a five-door hatchback running in the company's premium DS line, following the DS3 and DS4.
The hybrid drive train combines a 2L HDi diesel engine with electric power for a full 200bhp all told. It's four wheel drive (engine up front, electric in back) and an electronic 6-speed gearbox and stop-start.
The HYbrid4 system offers several choices to the driver in efficiency options with maximum fuel economy being had with the all-electric (27kW motor) propulsion for short distances at up to 37mph.
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Fuel efficiency numbers are not yet available for the DS5, but they will likely be in the 35mpg range (EU combined) for this luxury hatchback.
Photo credits: Citroen
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