With the 2012 Paris Motor Show set to open, CITROňN is continuing the DS line story with the revealing of a new
The DS3, launched just two years ago, has proved an undeniable success, totalling nearly 180,000 registrations.
Boasting enhanced personalisation possibilities with a range of roof collections and the Racing, Ultra Prestige and Just
The DS3 Cabrio is above all a real DS3. It features all the strong points behind the success of its sister model, namely bold styling choices, refinement down to the last detail, and instant driving thrills.
has chosen a modern technical solution for the DS3 Cabrio to underscore
the DS3’s unique character and retain all of the original model’s road
feel. Contributing to the personalisation effort, three soft-top roofs
are available: black, Infini blue and DS Monogramme.
The DS3 Cabrio is also heir to all the sophistication of the DS line, with an innovative 3D rear light signature and a highly original tailgate opening motion.
The DS3 Cabrio blazes a trail in the cabriolet segment with a new wave of modernity:
The DS3 Cabrio, produced at the Poissy production site in France, will be launched in early 2013. A version emitting
Heir to the unique styling of the DS3
The DS3 Cabrio inherits the strong personality of the
hatchback. At 3.95 m long, 1.71 m wide and 1.46 m high, it
A highly personal and entirely unique automotive object
DS3 Cabrio owners can personalise the roof, body, rearview
mirror housings and wheels. The DS3 is available with
The DS3 Cabrio is available with three roof colours: black, Infini blue and DS Monogramme. CITROňN has maintained the distinctive floating roof feature by colouring the rear side panels black and echoing the colour of the soft top on the upper part of the body sides, the front cross strip and the rear spoiler. The decors on the dashboard insert, air vent surrounds and gear stick handle are also colour-coded with the body paint and soft top. Six decors are available: grey, Brillant black, white, Carbotech, Infini blue and Moondust grey.
Refined down to the last detail
The highly sophisticated Infini blue canvas comprises delicate hues of blue and violet. The visual effect is obtained by
a weave of three different coloured threads, one of which is shiny. Each thread reacts differently to changes in light to
further emphasise the singular personality of the DS3 Cabrio.
Recalling products from luxury goods companies, the DS logo, synonymous with refinement and elegance, features
on the Monogramme canvas roof of the DS3 Cabrio. The subtle design was achieved by contrasting two Jacquard
grey tones with Moondust grey.
The atmosphere on board the DS3 Cabrio is just as distinctive as the body styling
Hypnotic 3D LED tail lights
The central part of the light comprises a rectangular opaline
set of 31 LEDs and an ensemble of semi-reflecting
In an elegant piece of detailing, the 3D light features a
chrome-finished DS logo set in an embossed black DS
The road feel of a real DS3
While most convertibles weigh in at some 100 kg more than the
regular model, the DS3 Cabrio is just 25 kg heavier
Equipped with the same technical base as the regular DS3 –
i.e. structural components and running gear – the Cabrio keeps all of
the eager handling that makes the DS3 such a treat to drive while at
the same time offering topnotch
Designed to make cabriolets easier
The DS3 Cabrio was designed to bring occupants pleasure with no compromises. It combines the advantages of a classic cabriolet with the strong points of a hatchback.
Top-down driving has never been this easy
The roof takes just 16 seconds to fully close, at speeds of up to 120 km/h. Motorists open and close the roof with a button in the ceiling console offering three opening positions: intermediate, horizontal and total. Even in horizontal setting, the soft top folds back behind the rear passengers so they get a completely clear view.
Engineers worked particularly hard on acoustics. First, by
choosing top-quality canvas, with standard-setting
The design is also less invasive in terms of cabin space. The DS3 Cabrio has five real seats and the largest boot in its category, at 245 litres. In a breakthrough in the segment, it has the same cabin space as its hatchback sister. And even retains the 60/40 split-folding rear bench, handy for a range of everyday needs. The tailgate has a particularly original opening path (circular motion), which enables motorists to fully open the boot no matter what the space behind (for example, when parked rear to wall).
Work on aerodynamics has resulted in an SCx of 0.69 m2, identical to that of the hatchback, which enhances performance but also helps to reduce CO2 emissions. More specifically, the impressive result was obtained by adding a long spoiler and aerodynamic deflectors on the quarter-light surrounds.