Citroën’s new DS5, has been voted ‘Design of the Year - Production Car’ by Car Design News. Just two ‘Car Design of the Year’ accolades are awarded each year - one to a production car and one to a concept. The winning designs are selected from a shortlist by the readers of Car Design News.
New DS5 received almost a quarter of the near 4,000 votes cast, making the new Citroën a winner in the production car category - ahead of its nearest rival the Lamborghini Aventador.
Owen Ready, editor of Car Design News, commented: “The Car Design News Car Design of the Year Award is voted for by car design professionals making this a rare opportunity for those in the industry to show their appreciation for the work of their peers. It's easy to see why Citroën DS5's design attracted almost a quarter of the votes in the production car category. Both inside and out it’s bold, vibrant and idiosyncratic with a rich mix of materials and exciting design solutions. From its distinctive proportions to its genuinely special cabin, the DS5 marks Citroën out as one of the most exciting brands around.”
Marc Raven, communications director at Citroën UK, said: “We’re delighted that New Citroën DS5 has been voted Car Design of the Year by the readers of Car Design News. DS5 is the embodiment of distinctive design, so to have this recognition from an international automotive design community is tribute to the work of its creative team. Andy Cowell, DS5’s Design Manager describes it as ‘a hybrid in a tailored suit’ - just the sort of bold statement that is helping DS5 capture the hearts and minds of industry peers, press and the public.”