Citroen’s collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics has produced some sweet DS 3 special edition models since the two companies decided to team up in December 2013. The one-off pink DS 3 was such a hit that it spawned an immediate successor in March 2014 inspired by Benefit’s "They’re Real!" mascara line. Then in July 2014, a third special edition DS 3, the DS 3 DSign Noire, was launched at the "Fast and Fabulous" race weekend at Silverstone. Now here we are, the fourth DS 3 collaboration between Citroen and Benefit Cosmetics has been unveiled. This time, the car is taking its design cues from yet another one of Benefit Cosmetic’s products: the ’Stay Flawless’ primer. I’m not sure exactly what a primer does, but I do know that the DS 3 DStyle by Benefit looks completely at home with its predecessors.
This particular DS 3 Cabrio comes with plenty of exterior and interior styling cues inspired by the San Francisco-based cosmetics company. I can best describe it as a stylish infusion of feminine pizazz and the Bay Area’s hipster vibe.
That’s a pretty slick combination if you ask me. Altogether, the DS 3 Cabrio DStyle by Benefit retails for £18,745, which is about $31,500 as of 8/5/2014.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Citroen DS 3 Cabrio DStyle by Benefit.
Citroen DS 3 Cabrio DStyle by Benefit in detail
The DS 3 Cabrio DStyle carries a clean Polar White body that’s complemented by Fuchsia Pink touches on the door mirrors and wheel center caps. It’s not too pink that it becomes ostentatious, which is a good thing for a special-edition model that still wants to be treated with class. A ’Gabbi’s Head’ logo can be found on the model’s b-pillars, while a Fuchsia Pink Benefit badge is prominently displayed on the rear section of the DS 3 Cabrio.
The interior of the DS3 Cabrio DStyle continues with more Benefit-inspired design cues. The dashboard gets a gloss-white trim with the upper part receiving Benefit’s famous ’Stay Flawless’ black and white polka-dot design, which doesn’t look like it’s for everyone. At least I know I’m not a big fan of it. I do like the bespoke black, velour floor mats. The fuchsia edging and the embroidered fuchsia Benefit logo prominently display the car’s exclusivity compared to other DS 3 Cabrio models. Same with the key fob, which also has its own fuchsia pink insert and the ’Gabbi’s Head’ logo.
That’s not to say that there aren’t any Citroen goodies included in the program. The French automaker’s City Signature pack has been added to the special-edition DS 3, fitting the chic hatch with a handful of features, including automatic digital air conditioning, automatic headlamps, automatic rain-sensing wipers, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, an electro-chrome rearview mirror, interior mood lighting, and a front central armrest.
As a special bonus to prospective female buyers of the DS 3 Cabrio DStyle, Benefit Cosmeics is throwing in its own Beauty Bag with every purchase of the vehicle. The bag will be delivered to the new owner and comes with the company’s best makeup products, including the ‘Stay Flawless’ primer that the special edition Citroen is based on.
DS 3 Cabrio DStyle by Benefit, the fourth DS 3 special edition designed in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics, has been unveiled. On sale from 1 August and priced at £18,745 OTR, DS 3 Cabrio DStyle by Benefit features design cues inspired by ‘Stay Flawless’ – Benefit’s favourite primer that keeps foundation looking flawless for up to 15 hours.
Buyers will also be able to take full advantage of the summer sunshine with DS 3 Cabrio’s folding fabric roof, which can be opened or closed at motorway speeds.
Externally, the model features a Polar White body, with a black fabric roof and Fuchsia Pink touches to the door mirrors and wheel centre caps. There is a ‘Gabbi’s Head’ logo on the ‘Shark Fin’ B-Pillars and a Benefit badge on the rear, also in Fuchsia Pink.
The ‘Stay Flawless’ theme continues inside, featuring bespoke black velour floor mats with Fuchsia edging and an embroidered Fuchsia Benefit logo. The dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap are finished in gloss white trim, with Benefit’s trademark ‘Stay Flawless’ black and white polka dot design on the upper part of the dashboard. The key fob also features the ‘Gabbi’s head’ logo, with a Fuchsia Pink insert.
A special Benefit Beauty Bag will be delivered to the new owner, containing Benefit’s favourite makeup products, including ‘Stay Flawless’ primer.
Under the bonnet, DS 3 Cabrio DStyle by Benefit is powered by an energetic VTi 120 engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. As well as featuring the unique Benefit touches to the design and trim, DS 3 DStyle Cabrio by Benefit is specified with additional equipment from the DStyle Plus range including;
Connecting Box (Bluetooth® system with USB connectivity)
17-inch ‘Bellone’ Black alloy wheels
City Signature pack – with automatic digital air conditioning, automatic illumination of headlamps, automatic rain sensitive wipers, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, electrochrome rear view mirror, interior mood lighting and a front central armrest
To be in with a chance of winning a special edition DS 3 by Benefit, as well as a road trip to the French Riviera, follow this link to enter the competition on Facebook: http://beneroadtripbuddy.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/