Citroen DS3 Cabrio - The first drive evaluation
|   Sunday, April 07, 2013
Citroën DS3 Cabrio, with its charming looks and enjoyable ride has definitely created an impact on the modern sense of car. The distinctive features of the car are worth to be mentioned. With an engine of 154bhp, the car can pick up a speed of from 0-62mph in just only 8.2 seconds. The folding fabric roof that the car has heeds back to the era of the 2CV. This iconic car has some neat styling touches, which makes its looks more distinctive.

The font lights are LED and are eminently recognizable.
Only by a push of a button, the roof of the car fold into one of the three positions quietly and quickly. The structure of the car remains almost the same compare to the other convertibles, which makes it more rigid and refined. Overall, the DS3 Cabrio has the classy look to make anyone take a ride in it.


The turbocharged petrol engine that sits under the bonnet with a capacity of 1.6 liters makes the car pop to 177lb ft. And 154bhp. There is a minimal lag and almost no slouch, which allows the car to gush along joyously without being overly or unwieldy aggressive. The overall weight of Citroën DS3 Cabrio is 1250kg but it is comparatively light supported by the smooth control and the precise steering.

DS3 Cabrio offers a firm ride. The interior is comparatively the same with snug seats and the myriad gloss trim. The space is a bit small and the rear view is not that great but still the Cabrio is very much practical. The handling of the car is composed and quite assured. Apart from the hatchback, the interior is relatively sane.

When the roof of the car is closed, the interior looks quite. Although with the opening of the roof, the beating and the noise level increase considerably with the motorway speed but not in a spiteful extent. There is another model of this car and it is the DSport Plus model. Many additional features are included in this model.

Various equipment like cruise control, climate control, speed limiter, electronic stability control, electric windows, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, trip computer and an adjustable steering wheel for both reach and height are available with the DSport Plus model. One of the fascinating feature of the Cabrio is that there are no wheel-mounted controls. Beside they are devoted to the column, which makes the wheel uncluttered and clean.

Therefore, the Citroën DS3 Cabrio is frankly gratifying and the overall package it offers is amazing. These features make the car stand out in the market on top if its rivals Fiat 500C and Mini Convertible. As the cabin is enclosed fully, the experience might lack the full-on convertible, but the practicality, good refinement and the ease of use of this car makes it to compensate for the lack. The engine is very much efficient, so the run is not so costly for this car. Those people who always seeks of having a wonderful and amazing drive may consider for this car.
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