The Cabrio is the convertible variant of the DS 3, making this supremely stylish and surprisingly practical supermini an absolute joy to travel in. There’s nothing quite like driving with family or friends when the sun is shining and the roof is down.
The DS 3 Cabrios rail mounted canvas roof can be unfurled when driving at speeds of up to 70mph, either to a half-way point or right down. Another of this cars desirable qualities is that it allows the owner to truly personalise it. For example the cars 17-inch alloy wheels and roof can be decked out in a range of patterns and colours that help to really set it apart. The DS 3 Cabrio also comes with height adjustable headlights and front fog lamps, which help to make changeable lighting conditions easier to manage.
Inside the car features a Piano Black dashboard trim just one of many high quality finishes that can be found throughout. Each of the vehicles five seats is comfortable and supportive and the driver can establish their ideal position with ease. As with the exterior, the cabin is eminently customisable thanks to colour-coded trim options. The DS 3s side windows and pillars remain in place when the roof is down, thus providing greater resistance to buffeting wind than can be experienced in most other drop-tops. The vehicles 60/40 split folding rear seats ensure that a 245-litre boot space can be expanded further. The cars boot lid rather cleverly opens perpendicularly, making it easy to access the luggage compartment when parked in tight spaces.
A 1.2-litre petrol engine, with power outputs of 82bhp, 110bhp and 130bhp, delivers 0-60mph in less than nine seconds (130bhp units), while managing up to 62mpg and 100g/km of CO2. The greenest option is available with models that are fitted with a BlueHDi diesel engine. This returns as much as 79mpg, while producing emissions as low as 92g/km.
The cars seven-inch touchscreen entertainment system includes a six-speaker sound set up with DAB radio and satellite navigation. Bluetooth connectivity is featured as standard, enabling audio streaming and hands-free telephone communication.
Crash test specialists Euro NCAP have awarded the DS 3 Cabrio a maximum five-star safety rating. The vehicle’s roof rails remain in position when the canopy is open, providing additional roll-over protection when travelling with the top unfurled. A wide range of driver aids are included to help keep everyone on-board protected, such as Cruise Control, which allows the driver to set a safe maximum speed before setting out.
Don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Wilmoths dealership to discuss flexible financing for the DS 3 and book your test drive. You can find us in Southampton, Hastings, Maidstone and Crayford.
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