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DS3 Cabrio

As animals grow they change in both their form and in the way they behave. Citroen’s new DS3 Cabrio has a beautiful form that has shown the way that the DS3 continues to evolve into stunning new levels of form and function. Open-top touring doesn’t get much more enjoyable than this, and when driving the new Citroen DS3 Cabrio there is a great deal of satisfaction in the way the car handles and performs.

You may just fancy wind-in-the-hair motoring, and the new Citroen DS3 Cabrio obliges with a style you’ll never find anywhere else. New Citroen cars are picking up design awards left, right and centre, and the new DS3 Cabrio oozes stylishness. Its smooth, somewhat bubble-like, lines are sexy and elegant, and there is such a nice balance about the way the DS3 Cabrio struts its stuff, that I’m sure that the discerning drivers will love this one.

The canvas top on the Citroen DS3 Cabrio is in keeping with the modish design package, and the solid roof pillars strike a pose agreeably. Chrome wing mirrors, chrome twin-exhaust pipes and a full array of customised alloy wheel designs add to the Cabrio’s gob-smack appeal. In fact, the DS3 Cabrio’s sportiness is evident in every angle of the small compact design frame. You can choose between three different roof colours and nine exterior colours. I reckon that the Citroen DS3 Cabrio looks superb with a vivid blue canvas roof against the silver metallic exterior paintwork. However, you’ll have your own preference.

Slip inside the comfortable French tear-away, and the interior is beautifully crafted and inspirational. You’ll find that the high level of workmanship and futuristic looks are highly captivating and appealing. It’s good to be different, when it’s being different in a good way. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio, in my book, has one of the snuggest cabins that is super nice to travel in, as well as being exceptionally classy. If the current DS3 models are anything to go by, the very well-equipped cabin has all the best technology available for safety, comfort, communications and entertainment.

An open-top drive can be fun, even without plenty of horses wanting to gallop under the bonnet. It’s just that when there are some extra horses attached the drive steps into a whole new level of thrill and excitement. It’s great then, that the new Citroen DS3 Cabrio has three petrol engines and two diesel engines available, and they should all arrive here in Australia before too long. Top of the performance tree is the DS3 Dsport Cabrio six-speed manual, 115 kW supermini. The small turbo under the hood enables this sporty cabriolet to blitz the 0-100 km/h dash in just over seven seconds. Where permissible, the car can run onto over 210 km/h. Now that’s a good gallop!

Handling in each of the new Citroen DS3 Cabrio superminis is predictable and fun. All ride road undulations well, and as we all have come to appreciate with Citroen cars, the ride is exemplary – particularly for such a small car.
Hopefully, the HDi 90 and HDi 110 diesel engines will both be available in Australian based DS3 Cabrio models. Exceptional performance and efficiency are hallmarks of these very fine engines.

Almost 80,000 units of the Citroen DS3 models were sold worldwide in 2011. People know when they’re onto a good thing. So don’t prolong your decision. Make sure you organise a date for a drive in the exciting new DS3 Cabrio. It’s the toast of the cabriolet world.

The current Citroen DS3 Cabrio models are yet to be announced, so we’ll keep you posted.

For any more information on the Citroen DS3 Cabrio or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Citroen dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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