Citroen DS3 makes friends with penguins

This week Citroen has become a key sponsor for Edinburgh Zoo which is preparing to open the new enclosure, named ‘Penguins Rock’.

As part of this sponsorship arrangement a brand new Citroen DS3 has been put on display at Edinburgh Zoo in a decorated and distinct ‘penguin box’ containment.

This penguin-themed display, which features fake snow and other arctic-style features, can be found on the zoo’s main pathway throughout the duration of the competition raffle for the car.

Members of the public can enter the raffle to win this DS3 on display by either texting ZOOCAR to 82055 (texts cost £1 plus standard network rate message) or by purchasing a raffle ticket at Edinburgh Zoo itself.

The competition to win this new Citroen DS3 will be run until 30 November 2013.

The Sponsorship Manager for Edinburgh Zoo, Rebecca Whitley, explained: “Creating Penguin Rocks was an extensive project. We’ve had a lot of support to make the vision a reality and Citroen’s donation of a DS3 means we can continue to raise money for our conservation projects around the world whilst maintaining development of Penguins Rock”.

All proceeds earned from the DS3’s competition raffle will be donated to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).

The Citroen DS3 hatchback has been a popular entry to the UK market since it was first launched; it is currently available now from £12,700.

For 2013 the DS3 range will be updated with the arrival of an exciting new convertible version, the Cabrio.

The DS3 Cabrio is available to order in the UK now, with prices starting at £15,045. The Cabrio’s most obvious new feature is the soft-fabric convertible roof which can be opened in three different positions, identified as intermediate, horizontal and total.

The Cabrio’s roof itself can be fully deployed in just sixteen seconds and whilst the car is travelling at speeds of up to 74mph.

Later in 2013 Citroen are also set to release an updated version of its DS3 Racing hot hatch, which was originally sold back in 2011 with only 200 units arriving to the UK.

UK motorists can find the standard DS3 hatchback range now from Perrys Citroen Dealerships based in Barnsley, Huddersfield and Milton Keynes.