An insulated black fabric power-folding roof contrasts appealingly with the DS 3’s standard-issue Sport Yellow body. The car’s flanks are enhanced by 16-inch black diamond-cut alloy wheels and several chrome elements, including door handles and side rubbing strips, as well as dark-tinted rear side windows. The vehicle’s rear fascia boasts a smart spoiler and a chrome exhaust pipe. Electrically adjustable (and roof-coloured) door mirrors, height-adjustable headlights, LED daytime running lights and 3D LED tail lights are included too.
A five-person cabin provides the driver with a height-adjustable seat and a rake-and-reach-adjustable steering wheel.
The latter is leather-clad, as is the car’s handbrake. Other standard features include variable-assistance power steering, speed-limiting cruise control, electric front windows and air-conditioning (with integrated air freshener).
The DS 3 Cabrio possesses a minimum-capacity 245-litre boot.
A seven-inch colour touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system (with DAB radio and RDS radio), Bluetooth connectivity and USB and AUX ports are standard inclusions. For ease of use, audio controls are steering wheel-mounted.
Safe as well as simple to drive, the DS 3 Cabrio comes with a five-star rating from Euro NCAP. Safety features include Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-start Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and ISOFIX anchor points (with top tethers). The vehicle is secured with an alarm, immobiliser and remote central locking.
A 1.2-litre 110bhp petrol engine delivers up to 65.7mpg and a 100g/km CO2 emission figure.
Alternatively, a 1.6-litre diesel unit returns as much as 80.7mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 92g/km.
Each option is paired with five-speed manual transmission.
If you would like to put this elegant drop-top through its paces, why not book a test drive today? Simply complete our online contact form, or phone or visit Snows DS Basingstoke any day of the week to make your appointment.