Performance might not be up there with the heavy hitter 250bhp super-hot hatches, but you are buying a car with their character and also their focus and this needs to be considered.
The revamped DS3
has a whole new nose in fact that helps keep it looking fresh and contemporary.
Instead of ironing out the bumps in the road, the DS3
hops in and out of them like an excitable bull-terrier, making your morning commute much more fun than it would be in a MINI.
Changes elsewhere have brought the infotainment and connectivity systems bang up to date, added a new engine to the range and there is now a high-octane DS3
Performance model for the boy-racer brigade.
embodies everything that's good about its DS brand.
For a modern supermini, the DS3
is relatively compact.
Now that the DS sub-brand has gained independence from its Citroen mother, it's understandable that the brand should want to add to the appeal of its best seller, the MINI-rivalling DS3
.The first line of attack is to fit this impressive 110PS version of the rather good PureTech three-cylinder engine that PSA (which owns Citroen, Peugeot and DS) has put to good use in the Peugeot 308.
You'll need to do your homework with this DS3
to understand why it represents decent value, but when the penny drops you'll wonder why it took you so long.
And despite its compact dimensions space inside the DS3
is pretty good, even though it can be a bit of squeeze getting into the rear seats because it comes with only two doors.
The new engine develops 165ps (10ps more than the current model) and is available in both hatch and cabrio versions of the DS3
, priced from PS17,980 and PS19,285 respectively.
Designer touches and an added make-up bag in the glovebox provide added value to the Citroen DS3
Auto Business News-January 8, 2014--Citroen unveils DS3
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