The DS 3 has once again been named ‘Best Small Second-Hand Car of the Year’ in the Diesel Car Magazine annual ‘Used Car of the Year’ awards.
Preferred by second-hand car buyers due to its stylish design, frugal running costs and strong residual values, the DS 3 retained the title, having also won the award last year. Announcing this year’s results, Diesel Car’s Ian Robertson said: ‘Every year there are more and more models to choose from, and the ‘Diesel Used Car of the Year Awards’ is designed to help buyers select the best cars in eight key categories.’
Since launch, the DS 3 has attracted more than 400,000 customers and is testament to the car’s refined and attention-to-detail features. Customer surveys conducted by the DS brand in Europe show that some of the main reasons for purchase of a DS 3 are unique and distinctive styling, comfort and technological features.
Mark Blundell, UK Marketing Director – DS Automobiles UK, said: ’We are absolutely delighted to receive this award, as it showcases DS 3’s most important qualities. It is important for the DS brand to be recognised for creating luxury vehicles that have lasting appeal and durability to make them a great long-term investment. The DS 3 has a certain French je ne sais quoi that charms everyone who has one.’
Every year, Diesel Car appoints a panel of judges to examine second-hand examples of cars sold in UK showrooms, drawing up a shortlist of 16 vehicles announced in eight sub-categories. The DS 3 was crowned winner by the judges in this years’ small car section, assessed as being the best car for all-round ability, residual values, design and fitness for purpose.