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Stylish Citroen DS3 arrives

Sergio Davids

Citroen’s DS3 a proud heritage dating to the 1950s with the original DS With that in mind, the manufacturer has moved as far from its DS as was possible and even calls its new DS3 “anti-retro”.

Many drivers just see their vehicles as a of transportation, but rather an extension of own style and a mark of their Citroen has sought to capitalise on by offering a staggering array of options on its DS3. Citroen has its DS3 at the Alfa Romeo Mito, 500 as well as the popular Mini

The DS3 features two model derivatives Sport and Style – both being powered by a 1.6 engine. The DS3 Sport is powered by the THP 150 while the Style variant the VTi 120.

The Sport model delivers a 115 kW at 6 000 to power the DS3 to a top speed of 214 km/h. The THP 150 engine is mated to a six-speed The Sport model’s 1.6l put outs 240Nm at 1400

Put your foot down and you are with grunt and plenty of to nip around. Gear changes are while the handling is precise and the responsive. The Sport model’s feels than the Style and, as a result, handles on twists and bends.

The more Style is powered by a variant VTi 120 producing 88 kW at 6 000 r/min. The Style 160Nm at 4200 r/min and the VTi 120 is coupled to a five-speed gearbox.

Fuel consumption for the Style is rated at 5.9l/100km (urban while the Sport is slightly on petrol with a figure of

If you’re looking for a small runabout, then the agile DS3 is more than up to the task. The is for drivers who are looking for a bit more on the open road with its power, tauter steering and feel.

Design elements on the DS3 sees plenty of chrome for the front grille, foglights, mirrors as well as rear highlights.

The overall design of the DS3 is radical and with tons of French on display. The front sees a two piece chrome grille, headlights and a vertical line of LED lights. If you’ve opted for the pack, the entire front is with chrome finishes on the fog and bonnet.

From the side, the DS3 is distinctive with contrasting colours and door trimmings. The end looks a bit rushed, unfortunately, and rather bland even the Sport model’s chrome

There’s evidence of Volkswagen and Fiat Stilo styling at the which seems to suggest the spent most of their on the front and side of the vehicle, or up with more interior and options.

The DS3 features two customisation packages – the pack and Design pack.

The pack features a number of enhancements such as rear sensors, automatic digital air and a Bluetooth system with USB

The Design pack is for those who to set their DS3 apart from the with loads of interior and tweaks.

These include Bellone alloy wheels in black, white or silver Sport Akinen cloth and Alcantara seats (DS3 or leather seats (DS3 as well as aluminium drilled

Both the Techno and Design come standard on the DS3 Sport and are as options on the DS3 Style.

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Inside the DS3 off a fantastic array of styling from the sporty steering to the dashboard. The cabin is trimmed in materials, except for the replaceable bits (the fascia, and door trim) that a distinctive plastic look when disguised in black The dash, gear lever, steering can be colour coded and on a whim to suit your

Overall, the DS3 is fun, stylish with the number customisation uniquely individual. With of customisable exterior and interior the DS3 is more of a fashion accessory a car, but it doesn’t disappoint.

Citroen has sought to overcome any drivers may have regarding by supplying the DS3 with a three-year 000 km warranty and a four-year/60 000 km service


1.6 VTi Style – R199 000

Techno pack – 000

Design pack – 500

1.6 THP Sport – R255 000

Can Citroen’s DS3 on rivals such a Alfa MiTo and the popular Mini? your thoughts here !

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