New Citroën DS3 Cabrio Launched
Citroën DS3 Cabrio Available To Order Now
The Citroën DS3 Cabrio has been launched into a sea of praise. And why not? It is, after all, one of the most striking soft-tops ever to set sail. This lifestyle statement – which can be ordered now for delivers from March 1st 2013 - is based on the DS3 Hatchback but its sibling's metal roof has been replaced by canvas. This can be opened or closed electrically in sixteen seconds. Pretty fast, then. It can also be placed in an intermediate position to partially cover the cabin. What a nice touch - and unlike some roofs that only work at low speeds it operates at up to 75mph. This clever canvas complements the striking bodywork that sports high quality chrome, LED lights, and two-tone paint to create a floating roof effect. Talk about standing out. Motorists can also choose from three petrol engines, specifically the: 1.2 VTi 82bhp from £15,045 (DSign trim), the 1.6 VTi 120bhp from £17,425 (DStyle/DStyle Plus), and the 1.6 THP 155bhp from £19,675 (DSport/DSport Plus). All have pleasing performance and fuel consumption plus lots of equipment. The DS3 Cabrio also set sail with five seats and a 245-litre boot. In contrast, rivals such as the MINI Convertible/Fiat 500C have four seats and far less room for cargo.
Market For New Citroën DS3 Cabrio
The Citroën DS3 Cabrio is likely to be popular with female motorists over thirty-five, according to its manufacturer. As such this compact convertible – which Citroën says sits in the “B2” class of vehicles – should entice a “high proportion” of “young at heart” buyers with older children. Citroën also expects it to find favour with younger couples and both male and female singletons. Quite a range of buyers, then. But the Citroën DS3 Cabrio is not the only hard-hitter to launch into a sea of praise. It is, in fact, only part of the DS Line that focusses more heavily on style and driver satisfaction than the company's other cars. These include the Citroën DS4 and DS5 which are medium-sized vehicles for families that want something special. All from £17,385 to £24,785 and £22,700 to £32,700, respectively. Then, of course, there is the DS3 Hatchback that takes-on the MINI Hatch and costs between £12,700 and £17,610. All have numerous strengths and feel special. Citroën therefore sold over 300,000 DS Line cars in the last thirty months alone - so the DS3 Cabrio has set sail with some very popular stable mates.