Citroen has announced that the new Citroen DS3 will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009.
The Citroen DS3 will be the first model from 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'.
With razor sharp styling and a visually-arresting design, Citroen DS3 is a radical take on the compact urban vehicle and a contemporary breath of fresh air for the class.
Proving that environmentally-considerate motoring doesn't mean having to compromise on style or performance, the Citroen DS3 will be available with a choice of five CO2-efficient Euro V power plants consisting of two HDi diesel units and three BMW co-developed petrol engines, combining refined performance with strong fuel economy.
The two HDi diesels - a 90bhp and an 110bhp - are fitted with Citroen's lauded DPFS (Diesel Particulate Filter System) and the three petrol engines - VTi 95, VTi 120 and THP 150 - are fitted with either 5 or 6 speed manual gearboxes.
Fully in line with Citroen's commitment to producing cleaner, more environmentally considerate vehicles, the two HDi DPFS engines will deliver ultra low CO2 emissions of just 99g/km and 115/g km, whilst the petrol units will emit between 136/km and 160g/km.
A cockpit-inspired driving position puts the driver firmly in control with a sports-styled instrument cluster featuring three conical dials, small-diameter wheel and low-slung, body-hugging seats. The Citroen DS3 delivers a nimble driving experience with a turning circle of around 10.3m also making it a surefooted companion for manoeuvring around cramped urban environments.
Building upon Citroen's extensive experience in producing smooth running-gear, the Citroen DS3 delivers impressive ride comfort together with responsive road-handling and dynamic poise. Drivers also benefit from excellent body roll control, responsive and confident cornering thus providing a secure and fulfilling drive.
The Citroen DS3 is available with Citroen's latest in-car technology such as the integrated MyWay satellite navigation unit which incorporates a sophisticated audio and multimedia system, wide format colour screen, MP3 and WMA compatible CD player and Bluetooth hands free kit. Providing exceptional acoustic clarity, the audio system benefits from a third speaker in the middle of the upper dashboard as well as an amplified subwoofer mounted in the boot for a broader frequency response and immersive audio experience.
A convenient range of driving aids will also be available including cruise control with speed limiter, and an intelligent indicator which recommends the optimal moment for gear changes allowing drivers to improve their fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
The Citroen DS3 is designed with an emphasis on robustness, strength and optimum safety to ensure protection for all occupants. For reassuring control in any driving situation Citroen DS3 models will feature as standard ESP, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) as well as six airbags and Isofix anchor points on the rear side seats.
The Citroen DS3 will arrive in the UK in Spring 2010. 'On Sale' date, prices and further details on this exciting new Citroen model will be announced in the forthcoming months. The Citroen DS3 will join Citroen's latest vehicle range as the Company continues its 90th birthday celebrations at the Frankfurt Motor Show which runs from 15th to the 27th of September 2009.Published 25 August 2009