Citroen and Benefit Cosmetics unveil DS3 Special Editions
Priced from £14,795
Citroen has revealed the first production model DS3 special editions designed in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics. On sale now the glamorous DS3 by Benefit line-up consists of two models based on the existing DSign and DStyle trim levels. A third Benefit special special edition DS3 will be unveiled later in the summer.
The DS3 DSign by Benefit is powered by an efficient VTi 82 engine with a manual gearbox and is based on the DSign specification, but with added features. The exterior is finished in Ruby Red metallic paint with a white roof and door mirrors, along with dark tinted rear windows, chrome detailing and 17” white alloy wheels. The interior is just as chic with
a white dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap; bespoke black velour carpet mats with red piping and red Benefit logo, and aluminium pedals. A generous specification includes day-time running LED lights, air conditioning and a Connecting Box with Bluetooth® and USB connectivity. The luxury feel is further reinforced with attractive, stylish and sophisticated Alcantara trim on the sports seats.
The DS3 DStyle by Benefit is powered by a sportyVTi 120 manual and is based on the well-specified DStyle Plus trim. The exterior is a distinctive metallic grey, with Benefit Orange on the roof, door mirrors and wheel centre caps. The 17” black alloy wheels and dark tinted rear windows complete the dynamic look. The interior of this model boasts a gloss black dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap; bespoke black velour carpet mats with orange piping and orange Benefit logo, and aluminium pedals. These features are greatly enhanced by the luxurious Alcantara trim on the sports seats, which further adds to the car’s undeniable aesthetic appeal.
A City Signature pack includes automatic digital air conditioning, automatically illuminating headlamps, automatic rain sensitive wipers, rear parking sensors, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, an electrochrome rear view mirror, interior mood lighting and a front central armrest. The Connecting Box system (Bluetooth® and USB) is also fitted.
On both models, a Benefit logo badge signatures the rear, whilst the company’s trademark ‘Gabbi’s head’ motif appears on the ‘shark fin’ B pillars and the body colour-coordinated key fob. The addition of Benefit beauty products and a special make up bag designed to fit in the glove box with every model enhances the allure of this truly enchanting car the ultimate accessory.
Benefit Cosmetics Managing Directors, Ian Marshall & Gail Bojarski said “following the overwhelmingly positive response to ‘DS3 by Benefit concept’, which was launched at the end of last year, we are very excited with plans to launch a whole series of limited edition ‘Benefit’ DS3’s. With Citroën we have found a partner that shares our forward thinking vision and who also likes to do things differently. To launch the series, we are delighted to be partnering with ASOS to create the world’s first online car boutique! Now girls can buy their favourite Benefit products, shop the trends and book a test drive in the hottest car on the road, all in one click.”