Citroen prepares DS3 Convertible

Automakers aren’t stupid. If one model does well then they inevitably create a special edition or modified model to ride the seller’s wave even longer. This seems to be the case with the DS3 Coupe . Apparently all of the special editions based off of this model were just not good enough and so Citroen has decided to give the Mini Mini Convertible a run for their money by creating a convertible version of the popular DS3. Unfortunately for DS3 lovers, the convertible version for the DS3 supermini will not be released before 2012. More so, it appears that the DS3 Racing will not get a convertible version at all.

The engine line-up for the next DS3 Cabrio will be identical to the one found in the hatchback version. This means there will be a choice of two HDi diesel engine and three petrol units: a 95bhp 1.4-liter petrol, with a choice of 120; a 150bhp 1.6-liter petrol, and 1.6-liter diesels with 90bhp or 110bhp. However it is not sure if the convertible version will feature a metal folding roof or a fabric version.

It is expected for the convertible version to be priced at around £2000 over the hatchback, meaning it will go on sale sometime in 2013 at a price of around £14,000.

Source: What Car

9 comments:

I agree that the speed performance of the car is quite impressive. However, I’m not really on convertible for they are kind of heavy.

The good about the Citroen was it has a modern styling for its vehicle. The speed performance of the car is kind of impressive. BTW, I wonder if they offer a diesel engine option on their vehicle?

Wow, this is something new and eye-catching.

Somehow the Chitroen convertibles seem to be missing something... I think the roof line really completes the DS cars, especially the quirky tail lamps at the upper corners of the rear window. This is a beautifully restored example, but I think I’d go for a hardtop and save about $400k.

I like the attitude and the overall shape, especially the interior design, but it’s a little fussy/busy. Needs to be toned down just a hair, then bring it...

Not crazy about the overdone color scheme, but I like this little bugger. Haven’t said that about a euro-hatch since the Renault (LeCar) R5.

i know Jeremy Clarkson feels the design of this coupe is a little too eccentric, but man, if they had this in the US, I’d definitely get it. or maybe one with a toned down color scheme, at least.

Agreed. Ditch the graphics, the orange dash, and put a set of nice black or dark gray wheels on it and it’s a winner.

I wonder if this will spawn a limited edition ... Peugeot’s 205 Roland Garros was one of the most tasteful limited editions ever produced.

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