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Citroen DS3

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the roof is open or closed the Citroen DS3 Cabrio looks Photo Gallery

Ewan road tests and reviews the DS3 convertible with specs, economy and verdict.

Citroen two different ranges in its ‘3’ small cars. One consisting of vehicles, the other, the DS3 range, the stylish flair for which the are famed.

The cabriolet version of the DS3 is the model and we have just to the end of an enjoyable week of open-top in our home base on the Gold

The styling feature of the Citroen DS3 people want to talk is the kick-up in the bodywork at the B-pillar, but the and tail treatments have of shape as well. The overall is of a cheeky small car that loves to cruise.

Citroen DS3 Cabrio D-Style on 16-inch alloy wheels, has control, an audio with a range of connections, interior lighting, and an aromatic air freshener. The DS3 Sport has 17-inch black-alloy satellite navigation, a carbon-look an upgraded sound system, twin exhausts.

Citroen has a special ‘D-Zone’ in showrooms buyers can choose from a range of personalised accessories, and trims. This has a relaxed like setting. As personalised are added on the computer the buyer is an estimated delivery date for the Should they find the is stretching too far into the future can modify the choices to bring under control.

Even so, it’s unlikely will stretch beyond months.

INTERIOR

A real of a cabriolet when compared to a is the lack of windrush in the interior. because the sides of the car remain as in the body. My partner Julie already owns a stylish 500 by Gucci cabriolet, and loved the DS3 is delighted that she can blow dry her then jump into a with the roof fully and remain as stylish as ever.

the weather turn bad the roof can be while the DS3 Cabrio is travelling at any below 120 km/h. Headroom in the of the Citroen DS3 is good, but that in the is marginal for adults. There’s legroom in the back, though probably best left for

Backseat width is limited and adults would find it cramped.

Boot space is good for a small cabriolet, the poor design of the bootlid it’s impossible to get bulky through the narrow slot it My standard airline cabin bag get in but only just.

ENGINES /

The DS3 Cabrio D-Sport we reviewed has a 1.6-litre petrol engine 115 kW of power, and torque of 240 Nm from to 4000 revs. It drives a six-speed manual gearbox. DS3 Cabrio D-Style has a 1.6-litre 88 kW and four-speed automatic transmission.

A full suite of safety is installed in the Citroen DS3 range, six airbags, resulting in a five-star in crash testing.

Citroen DS3

Handling is good for a front-drive car and remains neutral until very cornering is tackled. Steering is positive and we like the way the Citroen DS3 is happy to change direction in a fashion. While the seats a sporty look the distance the bolsters is rather wide, so don’t offer as much as we like.

With the roof opened all the way to the rear is completely blocked. Not a for driving if you#39;ve adjusted the mirrors correctly, but a pain reversing into tight When driving in a spirited the turbocharged petrol engine in the Citroen D-Sport sings nicely and is reasonably responsive the initial turbo lag has passed.

happy to rev, though it makes sense to hold gears to take advantage of the area of the torque band.

steady acceleration in traffic the engine has a mind of its own at times and can you more performance than right foot has requested. the launch of the DS3 cabriolet we also the non-turbo engine with its automatic and felt it was on the sluggish Try before you buy if you enjoy driving, but who cruise and love stylish will probably find it meets their needs.

The ability to run with the roof without getting blown is a big plus.

Citroen’s pretty DS3 cabriolet is a fun machine that can be personalised to let you choose your of French flair.

Citroen DS3

Price: from $30,990 $32,990 (D-Sport)

Engine: petrol or turbo petrol, 115kW/240Nm

Transmission: four-speed (D-Style), six-speed manual

Thirst: 6.7L/100km (D-Style), (D-Sport)

Citroen DS3
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