The DS 3 is a stylish automotive delight, inside and out. This upmarket hatchback is good to drive too and features a well-appointed cabin, and is available in Chic, Elegance, Prestige and Ultra Prestige trim levels
This attractive supermini comes with a number of eye-catching features, including 16-inch black diamond-cut alloy wheels (secured with locking bolts). Several chrome elements include DS wings (on the car’s front grille), door handles, side rubbing plates, rear bumper inserts and an exhaust tailpipe. Labour-saving fixtures include power-adjustable door mirrors – and illumination comprises height-adjustable headlights, LED daytime running lights and 3D LED tail lights.
A five-seat cabin provides the driver with a height-adjustable position and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. The latter is leather-wrapped, as is the vehicle’s handbrake, and chrome inserts can be discerned on both. Also included as standard are power-assisted steering, cruise control with speed limiter, a 12-volt socket, air-conditioning (with integrated air freshener) and front electric windows. A 285-litre boot can be expanded to as much as 980 litres, bettering the respective volumes offered by a Mini.
The most fuel-efficient engine available for the DS 3 is a 1.6-litre 100bhp diesel unit.
Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, this returns as much as 83.1mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km.
For optimal potency, a 1.6-litre 165bhp petrol engine produces 0-60mph in approximately 7.7 seconds, and still manages to deliver up to 50.4mpg and a 129g/km CO2 emission figure.
This is paired with six-speed manual transmission.
A seven-inch touchscreen provides access to a six-speaker sound system (including an RDS radio and a DAB radio), which is also operable using steering wheel-mounted controls. Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity is included as standard too.
The DS 3 comes with Euro NCAP’s five-star rating. Safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, three-point inertia reel seatbelts (including front seatbelt pre-tensioners), seatbelt reminders and two rear ISOFIX mounting points.
The vehicle is secured with remote central locking (including deadlocks), an engine immobiliser and an alarm.
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