To celebrate the opening of the DS World Paris on November 27th, Citroen prepared the special-edition DS3 that it dubbed the DS World Paris. The model will be displayed exclusively in Paris and will be limited to only 15 units.
The model was inspired by Art Deco architecture, and it reflects the French artisanal expertise. It is coated exclusively in matte ash grey combined with a Trinitario brown for the roof and wing mirror shells. Another special feature on this special DS3 is the new set of 17-inch wheels with a unique diamond effect.
For the interior, Citroen added seats wrapped in Trinitario brown Nappa leather with beige stitching. Citroen also made use of the same leather for the dashboard insert, gear lever handle and central armrest. Each unit also gets a specially numbered "DS World Paris" badge crafted in Burgundy oak.
There is no mention of what powers this DS3, nor does Citroen mention a price or release date.
Click past the jump to read more about the Citroen DS3.
DS3 is the first model in Citroen’s new DS family launched in 2009. It was updated in 2011 and followed by a DS4 and a DS5 variant. Citroen also offers a DS3 Convertible model.
All models share the same engine lineup, including ten diesel and gasoline engines, with power ranging from 89 to 204 horsepower.
The lineup was expanded at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show with the addition of the DS3 Racing - aka the road-going version of the Citroën’s rally specification DS3 R3.
For the opening of the DS World Paris on 27 November, CITROËN is unveiling an all-new version of the DS3. The very first CITROËN DS3 DS WORLD PARIS will be on exclusive display at the new venue in central Paris dedicated 100% to the DS universe. To be produced in just 15 numbered units, the new DS3 is the last word in elegance and expresses all of CITROËN’s expertise through its exclusive colours and top-quality materials
“The CITROËN DS3 DS WORLD PARIS was designed exclusively to celebrate the DS World Paris,” says DS styling head Thierry Metroz.
Inspired by Art Deco architecture and reflecting French artisanal expertise, the CITROËN DS3 DS WORLD PARIS is a jewel of Parisian elegance. The exclusive model is cloaked in matte ash grey body paint perfectly coordinated with the Trinitario brown of the roof and wing mirror shells. The colours were created specially for the new model. The 17-inch wheels feature an original diamond effect that matches the roof and wing mirrors.
Refinement dominates inside in the shape of prestige materials. The seats boast watchstrap upholstery developed by the Brand’s craftsmen-upholsterers, here dressed in Trinitario brown Nappa leather with beige overstitching. The same top-quality leather graces the dashboard insert, gear lever handle and central armrest.
Each of the 15 models is unique, as evidenced in the numbered DS World Paris badge crafted in Burgundy oak. Using all-new technology, the wood decoration is inlaid in the leather dashboard insert. This innovative touch, also featuring on the door panels, is reminiscent of the atmosphere at the DS World Paris.