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 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