So CHIC and CHEEKY
The latest hatch from Citroen turns heads, writes Stuart Martin
FUNKY doesn’t always work in cars, but when it’s wearing a Citroen badge there’s a chance it will strike a chord. Some things the French brand has done can go over the buying public’s collective head, but the DS3 is unlikely to miss its mark. The head-turning, smile-inducing appeal of the DS3 DSport suggests the Citroen crew is on a winner.
THE DS3 Dsport six-speed manual costs $35,990, but the features list is extensive.
The manual sports model gets an alarm (an option on the auto), remote-central locking with deadlock and automatic drive-away locking, a reach and rake adjustable sports leather steering wheel, cruise control and speed limiter.
Also included are power windows, a soundinsulated front windscreen and aluminium drilled pedals (standard on the manual sports model only).
The DS3 DSport also gets carpet mats, filtered climate control, an MP3 compatible six-speaker sound system with Bluetooth iPod integration, suede/cloth sports seats and a trip computer.
The manual also gets a ‘‘ gear efficiency indicator’’, which is a little incongruous given the sporty nature of the hatch.
Head-turner: the Citroen DS3 DSport has extensive features.