The major highlight for DS Automotive at its home Motor Show is none other than the DS 5 Commande Speciale. The DS 5 Commande Speciale is based on bespoke DS design. This initiative is inspired by the history of DS, with the Presidential DS and Prestige DS vehicles. It also echoes the expertise of leading French luxury firms with their bespoke or personalized services.
To come up with the DS 5 Commande Speciale and for the needs of this first bespoke development, DS craftspeople worked with dexterity and passion over a period of four months. The result: a DS 5 with glittery deep black bodywork in a shade called Stardust Black. This shade was developed specially for the customer of this car, with its highly refined interior design.
With the DS 5 Commande Speciale bespoke options, the range of possibilities is virtually endless. Customers can change the whole ambience of their DS, from the choice of leather for the seats and dashboard, through to the exceptional materials used for the protective mats; for example.
Inside the car, the emphasis is very much on elegance. The renowned watchstrap design has been revisited with an exceptional plaited-effect finish on the Nappa leather. This finish can also be seen on the door panels, instrument binnacle, central armrest and rear shelf, and metallic-effect leather on all the interior trim parts (steering wheel trim, door handles, roof trim, etc.).
A crazier touch is added with the use of Amétryne Green velour (a nod to the color of DS E-Tense, which was admired by the customer) inside the storage compartments and the development of a protective mat, of a softness and thickness unique in the automotive industry, also in Amétryne Green, and featuring a crescendo of color. The titanium gear lever knob, produced using parametric design and 3D printing, adds the final touch to this bespoke design.