Citroën opens up op­por­tu­ni­ties in sum­mer drive for Dolce Vita

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

£150). This “in­fin­ity blue” was re­peated on the dash­board (an­other £150) and in a key fob roundel which looked like one of those discs groovy hip­sters wear in their ear lobes. This bespoke key hous­ing and the at­tached car­bon fi­bre faced fob are chromed and bring a qual­ity feel be­fore you even get in a DS3.

The Sport’s mo­tor is from an engine fam­ily used by Peu­geot and Mini. It is smooth and raises 177 lb ft of torque to give good in-gear re­sponse. Its stated top speed is 132mph with a 0-62mph time of 8.2 sec­onds.

The test cov­ered 356 miles over a mix of lo­cal errands and 50-mile com­muter-type jour­neys (mostly sub­ur­ban). It av­er­aged 40 miles a gal­lon which com­pares well enough with the of­fi­cial 47.9mpg com­bined aver­age. The ride on the 17 al­loys with 205/45 Bridge­stone Potenza tyres was firm but fair enough in a sporty model.

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