Citroen is revving up the customisation options for its chic DS3 hatchback and Cabrio models, adding new paint jobs, technology and LED headlights.
Along with new petrol and diesel engine options, the French carmaker is giving buyers even more to choose from when buying their DS3.
The DS3 has become one of the most popular cars on the market for offering a totally unique and bespoke look that reflects the personality of the person that is buying it.
With this distinct personality, the DS3 has become a worthy competitor for other fashionable models like the Fiat 500 and Vauxhall ADAM.
In terms of new aesthetic options for buyers, DS3s will soon be available with the choice of a laser-etched strip for the dashboard, as well as a screen-printed rear window.
Exterior additions to the DS3 line-up include a series of new paint jobs and a new alloy wheel option. New paint jobs for the DS3 include Pearl White and Belle-Ile Blue. These colours sit alongside the DS3’s two-tone roof colour options and roof decals. The additional alloy wheel option includes 17-inch diamond-cut alloys.
Technology enhancements for the DS3 come in the form of driver assist features, making its drive safer and more comfortable for the driver.
New features will include an ‘Active City Brake’ system. This automatic braking system works using a short-range radar that is mounted on the windscreen. It will help prevent low-speed collisions up to speeds of 20mph – a particularly useful asset for city driving.
An optional reversing camera will also be offered on the DS3, again making driving safer and more comfortable for the driver.
World first LED and Xenon headlights for Citroen
A new standard addition to all DS3 and DS3 Cabrio DSport models across the range from July this year will be state-of-the-art headlights that combine both LED and Xenon modules. Inspired by two of Citroen’s elaborate concept cars – Numéro 9 and Wild Rubis – the new headlights are a world first for the Citroen brand.
Offering a sharper appearance than standard headlights, the new headlights deliver enhanced visibility and driver comfort, especially at night. The new LED and Xenon headlight arrangement also comes with improved efficiency, with energy consumption 35% lower in dipped mode and 75% lower in high-beam mode.
The LED’s also last up to 20 times longer than standard halogen lights, boasting an impressive lifetime of 20,000 hours.
The new headlight arrangement will not disrupt the DS