recently the DS 3 received a restyling, short-lived, when the premium brand DS was still part of Citroen. After DS was established as a separate brand and was changing the identity of their models. It all started with the DS 5, followed by the DS 4. Both have been abandoned since the identity Citroën and it has only the logos of DS. The DS 3 was the only model of the range that still wore the chevrones on its front.
Citroën and DS are severed completely with the arrival of the new DS 3 2016, which now boasts of a new identity for itself. The change affect the aesthetic to the front, where the suv wears a new bumper with a grill of large dimensions that is similar to that of his two brothers of the brand. The headlights retain their appearance, but now they rely on the chrome trim of the calender.
there are No new developments in sight and keeps unchanged the rear, which was updated relatively recently with some attractive riders effect 3 dimensions. There are up to 78 color combinations for the body, and the roof of the convertible models have up to 4 versions. The changes in this restyling with identity change affect both the variant closed as the Cabrio.
The interior presents no novelty whatsoever in what design is concerned, again basing its profile in the personalization. However, DS rush more this aspect with available finishes, creating a car of higher visual quality and a packing closer to that of its rivals in the segment. The main novelty is the 7-inch touch screen, which now includes more functions by eliminating buttons on the dashboard. The system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In terms of engines, the DS 3 will be offered as a novelty the motor 1.2 PureTech turbo 130 HP with manual gearbox six relations, which will complement the gas PureTech turbo 110 horses with box six-speed automatic or manual, and the more simple 1.2 a maximum power of 82 HP, which can be change driven ETG. Above will be located 1.6 THP 165 HP and the new variant Performance, which will use the same 1.6 THP, but with 208 HP of power.
The range diesel which is formed by three engines BlueHDI, all of them with 1.6-liter displacement and manual changes and with the powers of 75, 100 and 120 horses. There is nothing new in the offer diesel.
DS 3 Performance
The new DS 3 Performance not only will the engine 1.6 THP 208 HP and 300 Nm of torque. It will also offer improvements to the chassis level as a suspension 15 mm lower and a few widths of arterial roads, with a 26 mm front and 14 mm rear. The manual gearbox six-speed with shorter gearing for the best and the differential Torsen on the front axle supplementing the features of this sport variant, never seen before, not to mention brakes that are oversized.
Aesthetically be differentiated by the exhaust-chrome, double, details in faux carbon or the flared wheel arches in matt black. In the interior highlights a few seats bucket upholstered in leather and Alcantara with spelling DS Performance. The opponent’s natural, in your house, it will be the Peugeot 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport, probably the basis of the inspiration for this model that is postulated as one of the utilitarian GTI more appealing.
Source – DS
From 15.530 euro