Citroen ds3

citroen ds3

When did the Citroen DS3 come out?

The Citroen DS3 was launched in spring 2010; five years later the same car was unveiled as part of the new DS range, now a Citroen sub-brand. A facelifted DS 3 went on sale in 2016 and in place of the previous DSign, DStyle, DSport and DSport Plus trims there were now Chic, Elegance and Prestige.

What is a Citroën DS?

Today we think of DS as a brand in its own right, but back in 2009, when it was launched, it was tied to Citroën and marketed as the manufacturer’s premium line. The first model to wear the new label was the Citroën DS3 of 2010. This three-door supermini offered a variety of petrol and diesel engines and a range of trims.

Can you see out the back of a Citroen DS3?

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What is a Citroen DS 3 Crossback?

The DS 3 has since been joined by the DS 3 Crossback and the DS 7 Crossback, the latter of which is the first French luxury SUV. The DS name has heritage; the original Citroen DS was a beautiful and technically advanced car launched in the 1950s, and the brand is designed to capture some of that magic.

What is a Citroën DS3?

The DS 3 is a supermini car, produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since 2009 and officially launched in January 2010. This was the first car in the new DS range from Citroën (pronounced déesse, which is French for goddess ). Its design was inspired by the concept car Citroën DS Inside.

When was the first Citroën DS made?

The 1955 DS cemented the Citroën brand name as an automotive innovator, building on the success of the Traction Avant, which had been the worlds first mass-produced unitary body front-wheel-drive car in 1934.

When did the Citroën DS3 Cabrio WRC start?

The Citroën DS3 WRC was used by the Citroën World Rally Team in WRC competitions between 2011 and 2016. Citroën unveiled the DS3 Cabrio at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012, with sales commencing in 2013.

When did the DS3 Racing DSport come out?

Two years later, in 2016, DS became a standalone brand, so the model became the DS 3 DSport. By the end of the year, it had been dropped. The DSport is really only warm, rather than hot, so those after greater thrills should seek out the 204bhp DS3 Racing, which was launched in 2011 and aimed squarely at the Mini JCW.

Where can I find out more about the Citroën DS3?

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How comfortable are the seats in the DS3?

The seats do major on comfort rather than lateral support, though. In the rear, the DS3’s extra size over a Mini translates into a useful advantage in knee and leg room. This can be helped further if the front passenger makes use of the space freed up by the deeply scalloped glovebox to push the seat forward.

What are some of the DS3 seat belt problems?

The DS3 has a known issue with the seat belts not going back up into the mechanism, leaving them loose on the seats. This issue is caused by the mechanism degrading over time, losing its power. A replacement seat belt mechanism is what is required to fix this problem. The DS3 is prone to having problems with the rear wheel arch liners coming loose.

How much fuel does a Citroen DS3 take to run?

Fold down the rear seats, and that figure rises to 980 litres. The DS3 is fitted with some of Citroen ‘s most frugal petrol and diesel units, the most fuel-sipping of which is the 78.5 mpg -rated 1.6-litre BlueHDI model. Top up the 48 litre tank, and a range of over 800 miles is possible.

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