The Citroen DS3 Cabrio has been introduced in South Africa. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio, a soft-top version of the successful DS3, is now available in three variants with seven body colours, three roof designs and nine wheel styles to choose from. The DS3 Cabrio combines the style of the DS3 hatchback with open-top fun of a convertible.
Citroen DS3 Cabrio for fun top-down motoringEngine Capability
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio will be launched with the choice of three efficient Euro V petrol engines including the VTi 82, VTi 120 and the THP 155. The VTi engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while the THP 155 is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio exhibits a combined fuel consumption figure of 4.9-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 112g/km. A Gear Efficiency Indicator (GEI) is fitted as standard and signals the optimum moment to change gear which enhances fuel consumption and encourages fuel efficient driving.
Exterior Design Features
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio retains the styling and proportions of the DS3 hatchback which includes the ‘floating’ two-tone roof, the ‘shark fin’ B-pillar and the sculpted front-end with its distinctive LED light signature. The DS3 Cabrio offers an array of customisation options with a choice of seven body colours and three coordinated roof designs with a choice of fourteen combinations. In addition, nine different wheel styles are on offer including 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels available in a range of colours and designs.
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio features a fully retractable electric canvas roof which can be operated at speeds of up to 120km/h. Three roof positions can be chosen and these include intermediate, horizontal and total. The roof opens and closes in 16 seconds. The roof is available in three designs including Black, Infinite Blue and Moondust Grey DS Monogramme.
Interior Design Features
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio features white LED ambient lighting for the centre console with white lights set in the instrument cluster. An aerodynamic front deflector provides acoustic comfort by deflecting air currents and preventing air buffeting. New upholstery choices are available including Granite Blue leather. The décor on the dashboard strip, air vent surrounds and gear knob are colour-coded to the body paint and soft-top. There are six décor choices available and these include Aluminium effect, Gloss Black, White, Carbon Fibre effect, Infinite Blue and Moondust Grey.
The DS3 Cabrio seats up to five passengers and features a 60/40 split-folding rear bench with a class-leading boot capacity of 245-litres. The tailgate features a unique opening mechanism which uses a circular upwards motion to allow the boot to open fully when parked near obstructions.
Safety features for the DS3 Cabrio include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Cruise control with speed limiter and ISOFIX child seat mountings. Citroën’s award-winning eTouch Emergency & Assistance system is also included and automatically or manually makes geo-localised emergency or assistance calls using a built-in SIM card for rapid intervention in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised. Airbag safety includes a driver’s airbag, front passenger airbag and front lateral and curtain airbags.