The Citroen DS3 is the first model in Citroen's brand new DS line, a product range consisting of three distinctively styled, attention-grabbing models that highlight the very best of Citroen's 'Creative Technologie'. The Citroen DS3 inaugurates the DS line, with DS4 and DS5 set to launch in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Refreshingly new - not retrospective - Citroen DS3 represents a contemporary breath of fresh air for the 'premium' small hatchback/supermini class. The Citroen DS3 forges a new path by placing desire at the heart of the motoring experience, with its aesthetic appeal and vitality.
Designed to meet the aspirations and desires of the most demanding drivers, the Citroen DS3 delivers rewarding on-road dynamics, a sophisticated and comfortable ride, and the very latest Citroen technology - including a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient, environmentally considerate engines.
The Citroen DS3 boasts modern, head-turning good looks, with carefully considered design elements like the unique and distinctive 'Shark Fin' B-pillar, the 'floating' roof and the signature LED strips down either side of the front bumper.
Quality is evident inside the cabin and out. Refined materials such as leather and chrome are applied with precision and care to give the Citroen DS3 its finely appointed, high quality appearance.
Providing a unique ownership experience, the Citroen DS3 redefines 'bespoke' motoring with an unrivalled choice of personalisation options - to reflect each customer's individual performance, style and technology preferences. No Citroen DS3 need ever be the same, thanks to the virtually infinite array of different option combinations available. Customers can specify exterior and interior colour combinations, materials, finishes, trims and equipment - even the key fob is tailored to the driver's chosen body or roof colour for their Citroen DS3.
The Citroen DS3 can be masculine and sporty or feminine and chic - but always elegant, stylish and imaginative.
Compact yet spacious, the Citroen DS3's neat frame combines nimble dimensions with intelligent internal architecture - offering five real seats plus class-leading cabin and boot space (285 litres). The 60:40 split/folding rear seats can be effortlessly folded down to accommodate larger load items.
Confident and connected, the Citroen DS3 is packed with technology to assist and entertain its occupants. For portable music players, the Citroen DS3 can be specified with auxiliary, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. MyWay, Citroen's integrated widescreen colour satellite navigation system, can be specified - and for exemplary acoustic performance, a new eight-speaker Hi-Fi system creates a rich audio experience in the cabin.
Awarded a five star Euro NCAP rating for occupant protection, the Citroen DS3 is both safe and secure. High levels of standard safety equipment include ESP, ABS with EBD & EBA, six airbags, a reinforced body structure and two IsoFix child seat anchorage points.
The Citroen DS3 is powered by a range of five Euro V compliant engines - three BMW co-developed petrols and two modern Citroen HDi diesels - with power output extending from 68kW for the HDi 90hp diesel to 115kW with the sporty 1.6 THP 150hp petrol.
A new Gear Efficiency Indicator - standard specification across the range - signals the optimum moment to change gear and encourages more economical driving.
The Citroen DS3 is available in three trim levels: DSign, DStyle and DSport. An environmentally-considerate DStyle 99g version - equipped with a new version of the HDi 90hp diesel engine - is also available and, as its name suggests, this models emits just 99g/km of CO2.
The world of Citroen DS3 starts at just £11,700 for the petrol VTi 95hp DSign, rising to £15,900 for the top-of-the-range petrol THP 150hp and diesel HDi 110hp DSport models.Published 22 March 2010