Citroen DS5 meets concorde in historic shoot

Citroen has revived the iconic DS name in the Citroen DS3 supermini, DS4 hatchback and new Citroen DS5 executive car and has decided to recreate one of its most famous moments with the new model.

Taken as Le Bourget Airport in France, the images show the new Citroen DS5 with the world’s most famous plane.

Citroen says the new DS5 has been inspired by aircraft with pilot-style overhead switches in the cabin and a roof divided into three light wells.

It also includes a head-up display, a feature inspired by aircraft and featuring in some of the more premium cars available in the UK.

The Citroen DS5 is set to go on sale in March 2012 and when it does, it will be the first ever Citroen car to come with a diesel hybrid engine.

Previously hybrid cars used a petrol engine because of the prohibitive costs of using diesel but Citroen, alongside sister company Peugeot, has developed a system which allows a diesel engine to be used alongside an electric motor to power the car.

The result is a four-wheel drive premium executive car with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. This means zero UK Vehicle Excise Duty and lower Benefit-in-Kind tax for businesses.

However, petrol and diesel options are also available with the Citroen DS5 with prices expected to start from somewhere in the region of £20,000.

The car has already impressed despite a launch date that is three months away. It was named Family Car of the Year 2011 by Top Gear Magazine earlier this month.

In the meantime, here are the pictures from the photoshoot: