DS3 - Seduction With A Modern Style
|   Monday, August 08, 2016
Citroen unveiled the new DS3 and DS3 Cabrio facelift. Since the launch of the Citroen DS3 model in 2010 over 390,000 copies were sold. Now, the French manufacturer unveiled in Paris at the Louvre Pyramid the facelift version of the DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio models, which were devoid of the Citroen name, being now part of DS premium brand.

Now the DS3 is refreshed with aesthetic details, a broader palette of customization options, new engines, connectivity and driving assistance systems.

The most obvious change in terms of design is the DS Wings grille. The headlights include both Xenon and also LED projectors so power consumption is 50 percent less in the case of low beam and 67 percent for high beam. And the taillights include LED technology too.
Customers can now opt for 78 color combinations for the exterior, the roof and bodywork can be painted different colors too. In the case of the DS 3 Cabrio the retractable fabric roof is offered in four color variants.

Inside, this urban chic sophistication is underlined by new versions and upholstery combinations - Nappa leather is available, seats with stitching that mimics chain mail of a metal bracelet wristwatch, laser engraved dashboard (a personalization option offered for the exterior mirror housings too).

The connectivity level has considerably evolved. In the dashboard we have a 7-inch touch screen that displays menus for connecting the smartphone mediated by Mirror Screen function. This system is now compatible with both Apple CarPlay and also Android phones (via MirrorLink). Also, through the MyDS app, the owner of a DS 3 can see on smartphones information about service intervals, fuel consumption or even the parking locations. The MyDS application is available for Android and iOS.

In the first half of 2016, the DS3 will be equipped with the DS Connect Box, which includes the following services:
- SOS and Assistance Package - automatically makes emergency or assistance calls when an emergency service is necessary.
- Monitoring package - a virtual manual that uses technical information generated by the car, and monitors the fuel consumption and service intervals, including giving advice to drive more effectively.
- Location on the map Package - location of the car, with the option to send emails when the vehicle comes from a geographical area or it comes into the area.
- Tracking Package - if the car is stolen it sends information about its location to the police.

With regard to the motorization, the novelties are represented by the powerful turbo PureTech 130 S & S gasoline, which has three-cylinder and develops 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque, and is mated to a manual gearbox with six gears.

The DS 3 receives a new automatic gearbox for its PureTech 110 S & S engine. Top of the range is the DS 3 Performance with a 1.6 THP S & S engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It produces 208 hp and 300 Nm of torque. The sporty character of DS 3 Performance is supported by Torsen differential, a lowered suspension by 15 mm, broadened gauges and enhanced disc brakes (323 mm front axle and 249 mm rear).
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