TopGear magazine has named the Citroen DS3 its 'Small Car of the Year' and also crowning the talented supermini with the highly coveted 'Car of the Year' title in the publication's 2010 awards.
The Citroen DS3 saw off competition from both supercar and mainstream manufacturers including Jaguar, Bentley, Honda, Peugeot, Bugatti, Pagani and Koenigsegg to take the sought-after top spot as the magazine's overall 'Car of the Year'.
TopGear said: "DS3 has pulled off that heady mix of ability, excitement and affordability that's impossible to ignore. It walks so many fine lines so delicately and so comprehensively that it's hard to find a chink in the armour. The TopGear Car of the Year is a small, thoughtful, affordable, stylish, fun little hatchback. It's the people's champion."
Linda Jackson, Citroen UK's Managing Director, commented: "Considering the fierce competition, it is a fantastic achievement for DS3 to win the top accolade. DS3 has enjoyed a fantastic first year, winning the hearts and minds of both public and press. In just under 12 months on the road it's become the 'must-have' model in its class."
The Citroen DS3 continues to showcase its versatile and distinctive personality with the imminent introduction of two new special editions in 2011 - the stylish Citroen DS3 by Orla Kiely Collection and the hotly-anticipated Citroen DS3 Racing.Published 1 December 2010