CITROËN is continuing the DS line story with the launch of a new chapter, the DS3 Cabrio. The DS3 Cabrio is all about pleasure, non-stop.
The DS3, launched three years ago, has totalled nearly 180,000 registrations. Boasting enhanced personalisation possibilities with a range of roof collections, the DS3 has led the way in boosting DS line awareness and success. DS line sales have already topped the 250,000 mark worldwide.
The DS3 Cabrio is a real DS3. It features all the strong points behind the success of its sister model, namely bold styling choices, refinement down to the last detail, and instant driving thrills.
Contributing to the personalisation effort, three soft-top roofs are available - black, Infinite blue and DS Monogramme. The Cabrio is also heir to all the sophistication of the DS line, with an innovative 3D rear light signature and a highly original tailgate opening motion.
The DS3 Cabrio blazes a trail in the cabriolet segment with a new wave of modernity - electrically manoeuvrable roof up to 120 km/h; the only real 5-seater in the category; the largest boot in the category; available from just 99 g/km of CO2
DS3 Cabrio owners can personalise the roof, body and wheels. The DS3 is available with 10 roof colours: Urban Tribe, Onde, Perle, Zèbre, Map, Plane, Co Design, Flavio, Flower and Graphic Art. With the DS3 Cabrio, the folding roof becomes a major personalisation point.
The DS3 Cabrio is available with three roof colours: black, Infinite blue and DS Monogramme. Citroen has maintained the distinctive floating roof feature by colouring the rear side panels black and echoing the colour of the soft top on the upper part of the body sides, the front cross strip and the rear spoiler.
While most convertibles weigh in at some 100kg more than the regular model, the DS3 Cabrio is just 25kg heavier than the DS3 hatchback. Equipped with the same technical base as the regular DS3 – i.e. structural components and running gear – the Cabrio keeps all of the eager handling that makes the DS3 such a treat to drive while at the same time offering top-notch control and safety. The DS3 Cabrio brings the driver into “contact with the road” for amazing ease in corners and bends.
The Irish range offers a choice of three engines and three equipment grades, with a full range of options.
From safety to comfort to communication and entertainment, the Citroën DS3 Cabrio DSIGN has every angle covered. High specification features include cruise control with speed limiter, 3D LED rear lights, rear parking sensors and sports suspension as standard. The new highly efficient petrol VTi engine is available on DSIGN level with CO2 of 112g and combined fuel economy of 4.9 l/100km.
Built to please
The step up to level two DSTYLE adds interior mood lighting, signature daytime-running LEDs, air conditioning and 16” ‘Ashers’ alloy wheels. At DSTYLE level the e-HDi 90 EGS6 offers the lowest CO2 at just 99g and delivers fuel economy of 3.8l/100km. The EGS6 gearbox provides the range with a diesel automatic option and is well suited to the urban nature of DS3 Cabrio.
The range topping DSPORT equipment level adds connecting box, digital air-conditioning, 17” Black ‘Bellone’ alloy wheels and the eye catching double chrome exhaust pipe. With a step up of just €1,500 the DSPORT grade comes with the sporty petrol THP 155 engine with CO2 of 137g or €280 annual road tax.
The DS3 Cabrio was designed to bring occupants pleasure with no compromises.
Engine lineup - VTi 82 5-speed manual (1199cc); THP 155 6-speed manual (1598cc) both petrol; e-HDi 90 EGS (1560cc, electronic gearbox system).