Available engines: VTi 120
Transmission: Automatic TipTronic Gearbox
DS 3 So Chic includes:
• ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA)
• Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
• Automatic digital air conditioning
• Driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbags
• Front seat belt pre-tensioners with force-limiters
• Front fog lights
• Cruise control with speed limiter
• Variable power assisted steering
• High-frequency remote control central locking with deadlocks
• RDS stereo radio/MP3 compatible CD player with steering mounted controls
• Auxiliary socket
• Electrically adjustable door mirrors
• Front electric windows with ‘one-touch’ operation on driver’s side
• LED Signature – daytime-running LEDs, front fog lights and grille chrome surrounds and chrome insert on rear number plate molding
• Scented air freshener
• Interior mood lighting
• Dark tinted rear windows
• Rear 1/3-2/3 split/folding seats
• 12 volt socket
• Multi-function on-board trip computer
• 16” alloy wheels
• Chrome door handles
An innovative style: floating roof accentuated by the two-tone paintwork, side spoiler, dynamic front face emphasised by vertical LED day running lamps
A new hypnotic light signature on 3 dimensions: rear 3D LED light
Dynamic instruments and controls: low and enveloping seats, conical instrument panels, sport steering wheel truncated for unequalled driving sensations
Very extensive personalisation: body and roof colours, personalisation stickers, alloy wheels of differing sizes and colours, dashboard cappings, trims etc.
An optimised architecture offering 5 seats, a boot of 285 litres VDA within less than 4m (3.95m)
A high level of safety:
ESP and 6 airbags
Your DS 3 is also a strong performer on the road, combining driving pleasure with everyday comfort. Nimble and dynamic, it takes curves and bends with ease, bringing you closer to the road. Driving the DS 3 is like having the wheels at your fingertips. Strong character makes the DS 3 a dynamic drive. At the same time, control and onboard comfort are exceptional for this type of vehicle. For a flawless ride, ESP is also available across the range.
The DS 3 is available with a high performance engine and the VTi 120 with an automatic gearbox.
The 4-speed automatic gearbox gives you a choice between automatic mode, which adapts the gearshift speed to your driving style, and sequential mode, which lets you change gears freely.
This gearbox is available with the VTi 120 petrol engine.
Your DS 3 is as unique as you are. The DS3 ships in a choice of 32 body colour combinations with an array of personalised options. Give free rein to your creativity and create a car that resembles you – from the colour of the roof to the colour of the body and the type of wheels.
A wide choice of decoration and styling features let you coordinate and personalise the roof, door mirror housings or gear lever of your DS 3, through a special design theme.
A similarly wide choice is available in the cabin, the fascia strip and gear lever ship in several colours, the seats ship with a wide choice of upholstery, and the protective mats feature the same graphic design as the roof decals. With the DS 3, you’re the designer.
The roof of the DS 3 is available in four colours, differing from that of the main bodywork: Onyx Black, Opale White, Infini Blue or Moondust Grey.
To complete the personalisation process and give your DS 3 a truly original look, a choice of design schemes are available: Graphic Art, Flower, Flavio, Codesign, Plane, Map, Paris, Zebra, Perle, Onde and Urban Tribe. They will coordinate your roof and identify your DS 3 as both remarkable and modern, in the urban jungle
A wide range of colours (or chrome) let you personalise the door mirror housings of your DS 3 to create an exterior colour scheme that resembles you.
The DS 3 ships with a choice of nine 16- and 17-inch wheels, diamond-tipped or coloured, to suit. Even the wheel hub is coloured to match the body or roof.
We are all different. And your DS 3 will be unlike any other.
The cabin of the DS 3 expresses a strong personality. The fascia strip, which includes the controls for the air vents, instrument cluster surround and multifunction screens, is available in a range of six finishes and colours. The gear lever ships with a choice of five finishes, combining satin chrome with glossy colour or matt leather.
The protective mats on the floor feature the same graphics as the decals on the roof.
A host of design details make your DS 3 a unique vehicle. In a symbolic touch, the key plip includes a disc in the same colour as the body paint, so that you always carry a little piece of your DS 3 with you!
The seat upholstery reflects the same attention to detail as the rest of the cabin of your DS 3. A range of eight choices are available, including three with finely overstiched leather (Granit Blue, Mistral et Lama), alongside a range of sophisticated and modern fabric designs.
The DS 3 is a designer’s dream. A car that leaves nobody indifferent. A car that immediately arouses desire. The powerful design lines at the rear are an expression of elegant and subtle motion.
A compact, sensual, thoroughbred, always ready for action, your DS 3 is also a distinctive vehicle.
Its strong personality is reflected in its original design features, including a ‘floating’ roof, a ‘shark fin’ that emphasises the waistline, and side recesses housing LED lights at the front.
Led daytime lights
The cheeky character of the DS 3 can also be seen in its gaze.
Recesses on either side of the front bumper contain LED daytime-running lights, for an original and surprising lighting signature.
3D led rear lights
Advanced technology is a natural part of the DS 3, which is why we have added a hypnotic new light signature and highly innovative 3D LED lights at the rear.
Like a jewel in a case, a discreet chrome-finish DS logo, in a black, embossed DS setting is mounted on the side of the light.
While the exterior is compact, the interior of the DS 3 delivers a wide field of vision.
Particular emphasis was placed on the windscreen pillars, which are slimmed down for maximum visibility.
Three-quarter rear visibility is optimised by the design of the roof trim, the generously sized quarter-window and the shape of the headrests.
The DS 3 is 3.95m long and 1.71m wide, making it one of the most compact vehicles in its segment. Its height of 1.46m, gives it a dynamic look. It may not respect the bigger is better theory, but it takes no short cuts.
And with a standard-setting turning circle of just 10.2 m or 10.4 m (depending on the gearbox), your DS 3 is highly manoeuvrable. All of which makes the DS 3 a natural in its role as a stylish urban vehicle
If the outside was appealing, the inside is irresistible. The cabin of the DS 3 features premium materials such as leather and chrome. The aluminium sport pedal assembly is fitted with non-slip pads, while the gear lever combines satin chrome with glossy colour or matt leather for a perfect grip.
The automatic air conditioning controls built into the central console feature chrome surrounds. The interor of your DS 3 combines subtle sophistication with original, pure design lines.
If you thought that you were beyond surprises, try out the driving sensations delivered by the DS 3. Amazing! Comfortably ensconced in the body-hugging seats, in the low driving position, with the flat-bottomed steering wheel in your hands, you simply will not want to get out of the car.
Information on driving, speed and fuel consumption, along with the rev counter,are displayed in a 3D instrument cluster of modern design. The chrome finish underlines the chic, sporty personality of your DS 3.
The exterior design may be compact, but the interior is uncompromising on space. The DS 3 is the first truly versatile compact coupé. It features five real seats, all of which are as roomy as in a compact hatchback, in terms of both width and length. Leg room is generous, both in the front, thanks to the “raised” dashboard, and in the rear, with the space available underneath the slim-backed front seats.
Underneath its sleek body lines, your innovative DS 3 thus reveals the qualities of a versatile hatchback.
The DS3 makes everyday life easier. It combines an exceptionally roomy 285-litre boot with a 60:40 rear bench that can be folded in a single movement with one hand.
Naturally, the DS3 also includes generous storage features, including a 13-litre glove box, and compartments in the doors, central console, and fascia. A foldaway central armrest is also available for even more comfort.
Acoustics is key to onboard comfort, and the DS 3 sets the standard. To ensure a quiet ride, vibration, engine noise, wind noise and road noise are all effectively damped. Soundproofing and noise absorption were placed as close as possible to the source of emissions, with particular emphasis on the engine compartment and doors.
Door seals were fitted, and the gram-per-metre count of sealing sheets was increased to 200, compared with a class average of 90.
Technology is at the heart of your DS 3, with a Hi-Fi system boasting impressive audio reproduction. It ships with an additional, third speaker located on the dashboard and an amplified subwoofer in the boot.
And if you want to take your music collection with you, the Connecting Box lets you plug in your MP3 player or USB key directly or to listen to the music on your Smartphone in Bluetooth streaming audio mode.
For a sweet-smelling interior, your DS 3 is available with a scented air-freshener, fitted with an attractive, chrome-finished roller control that lets you adjust the intensity of the fragrance or turn the system off.
This feature diffuses a subtle, pleasant fragrance around the cabin. Choose the fragrance(s) to suit you from the range on offer.
For a more relaxed drive, the DS 3 ships with a full range of driving aids. In the city,for example, rear parking assist warns you of nearby obstacles to make parking manœuvres easier.
The DS3 is also available with a speed limiter/cruise control, an automatic rain-sensitive windscreen wiper, automatic headlights and an onboard computer.
In the event of impact, passengers on the new DS3 enjoy maximum protection.
The cabin has been made stiffer to prevent objects penetrating into the survival cell and to allow other “non-inhabited’ areas to crumple.
Safety is a priority for the DS 3. All passengers enjoy full protection, with six airbags as standard on all levels of trim: two front airbags twinned with two side airbags at the front and two curtain airbags built into the roof.
For complete safety, the steering column on your DS 3 retracts in the event of front impact.
The DS 3 sets the highest standards in active safety with, for example, its advanced safety braking system. Standard ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) are combined with Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA) and automatic hazard warning lights.
ESP is also available as standard . This function keeps the car on course and works with traction control to stop the wheels skidding.
These features will provide support in the most difficult situations, for example, loss of grip.
Because driving pleasure must also be eco-aware, the DS 3 was designed to show greater respect for the world around it, with a level of CO2 emissions that reflects Citroën’s environmental leadership.
CO2 levels (over a combined cycle) are 149 g/km of CO2 for VTI 120 petrol engines.
Looking beyond engine performance, the environmental results of the DS 3 are the result of extensive studies on weight control, with designers studying all the possibilities for making the car lighter. Numerical computation techniques were used extensively to define and test parts, thus optimising each component in terms of both weight and technical quality.
With its controlled weight and optimised aerodynamics (Cd of 0.31), the DS3 ensures intelligent management of fuel consumption and thus CO2 emissions.
Building on the experience of a brand with nine World Rally Championship titles, the engineers at Citroën Racing took the DS 3 Sport Chic and fashioned it into the image of Citroën’s competition department, with a thoroughly sporty and exclusive attitude.