For car lovers, the essence of the brand Citroën has been slowly but continously fading since it was purchased by the group Peugeot, even if some traces have been conserved in the last decades. However, all the basics (air-cooled engines, hydroneumatic suspension, advanced two bodies design rather than three...) have been progressively restricted to the higher models, or plainly removed.
It is therefore surprising to see that the current responsibles of the brand decided, somehow, to revive some of the old signs of distinction in Citroën and are now deploying them in the luxury DS range. And I think they nailed it with the design of the new Citroën DS5, which is in my book how the C5 should look. The current C5 looks as a Peugeot or an Audi; it is an excellent, bold design, but it does not look as a Citroën: just compare it to the previous generations in that category: the Xantia, or the BX. However, the DS5 fits perfectly in that line of car design, and if I was looking for a car of those features, the DS5 would certainly be high in my list of options.