UK drivers flock to Citroen DS line

The French car maker is becoming more popular with UK drivers because of the introduction of several exciting new models in recent years.

These include the new DS line, Citroen’s revived premium line of family cars that offer more equipment, more premium design and lower running costs than its standard range.

Starting with the compact Citroen DS3 supermini, a highly-customisable hatchback available in three high-specification trim levels and even a road tax-free diesel engine option alongside the more traditional petrols, the DS range has boosted sales by over eight per cent in 2012.

The second DS model, the Citroen DS4, is aimed at the small family car market but features hints of SUV-like styling with a slightly raised ground height and spacious boot.

At the top of the DS range the executive-level Citroen DS5 is an eye-catching family car with a coupe-like roof and the option of hybrid engine setup that lowers emissions to Band A (the lowest) of UK road tax despite offering four-wheel drive and 200bhp.

The range will be extended in 2013 with the introduction of the fashionable Citroen DS3 Cabriolet, a soft-top version set to take on the Fiat 500C and Mini convertible in the small roadster market.

Citroen sales in November 2012 topped 5,400, nearly 13 per cent higher than the same month last year. Citroen dealerships have been busier this year than last with nearly 70,000 cars sold to-date.

This puts Citroen above Skoda, Kia, Renault and Honda in terms of sales in the UK in the year so far despite economic uncertainty.

Other cars in the Citroen range include the popular Citroen C1 city car, Citroen C3 supermini and the larger Citroen C3 Picasso people carrier.

For more information about Citroen prices and new Citroen cars contact your nearest Perrys Citroen dealership.