The Citroen DS3 has been named Best Small Car and overall Car of the Year 2011 by Diesel Car magazine.
During its first year on sale, the Citroen DS3 has seen total sales go beyond 80,000 units, a result of its styling, unique personality and driving dynamics.
"The Citroen DS3 has an ageless air about it, with a youthful exuberance that gives it a trendy appeal, but at the same time exuding an enduring quality and substance," said Diesel Car editor, Ian Robertson. "The driving experience combined a secure, planted feel with a pert, grippy liveliness that makes it real fun behind the wheel."
The Citroen DS3 has also been award Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine, Small Car of the Year by Fifth Gear and Best Hot Hatch by carBuyer.
Linda Jackson, Citroen UK’s Managing Director commented: "It’s great to see DS3 winning yet more important and prestigious awards. We are dedicated to providing cars with both personality and real-world practicality and combining those attributes with engines that sparkle while putting economy and the environment at the forefront of our thinking. This is certainly the case with DS3 and it’s clearly recognised by the press and public alike."Published 11 May 2011