This new DS3
Performance and the old DS3
Racing share very similar technical specifications.
As of the start of this year the DS3
fully joined the fray.
's good looks are matched by its sprightly, enjoyable drive.
As with its big rival the MINI, the DS3
relies heavily on personalisation options to allow buyers to express themselves and a wealth of colour choices, two-tone paint jobs, decals and interior trims ensure the permutations remain vast.
With this DS3
Cabrio though, the downsides have been minimised.
This revised DS3
is a trendy and practical as ever.
From that 'shark fin' B-pillar and the contrasting roof panel to the vertical strips of LED running lights that flank the front grille and the distinct sill line connecting the wheelarches, the DS3
is ferociously unconventional.
From the driving seat, the DS3
's cabin is busy, with a plethora of buttons and displays.
The Citroen DS3
BlueHDi 120 isn't one of those cars that over-promises and under-delivers.
While all DS3
models have a sporty image it's accentuated on the DSPORT as opposed to the DSTYLE models.
Fuel consumption in the new DS3
THP 165 has been improved by 3.5 per cent to an official 50.4mpg bringing emissions down to 129g/km yet it remains a feisty performer with 0 to 60 coming up in 7.4 seconds.
DSign and DSTYLE by Benefit cost from PS14,795 and PS16,795 and come with Benefit beauty products and a make-up bag designed to fit in the glovebox.