Our Fleet Test Drive: Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 Dsport - 3rd Report
19 November 2012
Author: Tristan Young
There are certain things you take for granted with any new car, such as it having an FM/AM radio, which is why, when I pressed the 'Band' button in the DS5 Hybrid4 to switch from FM to AM and nothing happened, I assumed it was broken.
I explained the problem to my local Citroen dealer, Bollingmores, who booked the car in and found, to my surprise and theirs, that the DS5 Hybrid4 does not have AM because the electrics in the hybrid system would interfere with the reception.
I am now disappointed I can't listen to AM and that Citroen didn't fit a digital radio as standard to get round the problem.
|Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 Dsport|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£22,400-£32,145|
|CO2 (tax) ||107g/km (12%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£64/£128|
|Boot space (min/max)||325/1145 litres|
|Engine size/power||1997cc EV/200hp|
|Why we’re running it||To find out if diesel-electric |
hybrids work for fleet users
in the real world
|Positive||Looks stunning, |
very well equipped
|Negative||Larger wheels in Dsport |
trim mean CO2 jumps
from 99 to 107g/km