As with all models in the range, the DS 3 is stylish inside and out. This chic, simple to drive and affordable to run hatchback is perfect for city driving thanks to its small stature but it is no slouch on the motorway either.
The DS 3 possesses a three-door body style, which further enhances its sporty appearance. Each door is wide opening making access for rear passengers simpler than you might expect. The car is adorned with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. It also features LED daytime running lights and dynamic LED tail lights that ensure that the DS 3 remains easy to spot at all times. The car offers as many as 78 body and roof colour combinations, making it simple to personalise your particular model.
The DS 3s cabin boasts a distinctly upmarket look and feel with eye-catching gauges and dials on the dashboard and a range of attractive colour-coded fixtures. Each of the cars five seats is extremely comfortable and the drivers position delivers plenty of adjustability. The DS 3 comes with 285-litres of luggage space which can be increased to 980 litres when the car’s split-folding rear seats are flipped.
Entry level Chic trims are typically fitted with a 1.2-litre 82bhp petrol engine, which manages up to 61.4mpg, while producing a 107g/km CO2 emissions figure. Optimal fuel efficiency is offered by models that are installed with a 1.6-litre 100bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 83.1mpg and emissions as low as 87g/km. If you require peak potency, a 1.6-litre 210bhp petrol engine delivers 300Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately six seconds, and still manages up to 52.3mpg and 125g/km of CO2.
A seven-inch touchscreen provides access to a six-speaker audio system (including DAB digital radio), which can also be operated via the cars steering-wheel mounted controls. Bluetooth connectivity is also featured enabling audio streaming and hands-free telephone communication.
The DS 3 has been awarded Euro NCAP’s five star crash test rating and it comes with a wide range of standard driver aids, such as cruise control and active city braking. The latter monitors activity ahead of the vehicle and automatically applies brake pressure (at speeds of up to 20mph) if it detects a potential collision.
We would be delighted to demonstrate the DS 3 to you and accompany you on a test drive. To make your appointment simply complete our online contact form, phone or visit us any day of the week. Our sites are located in Crayford, Maidstone, Hastings and Southampton.
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