Citroen has announced the new DS3 will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009. The DS3 will be the first model from Citroen's brand new DS line, a product range consisting of three distinctive models that highlight the best of Citroen's 'creative technologie'.
With sharp styling, DS3 is a radical take on the compact urban vehicle and a contemporary breath of fresh air for the class. It offers an extensive array of style, personalization and quality materials for a bespoke and refined driving experience, while embodying the latest Citroen technology including fuel-efficient, environmentally-considerate engines.
From all angles, the car's presence and refreshing style is evident with stand-out elements such as the color-contrasted 'floating roof', 'shark fin' B-pillar and front LED lights.
Inside, the atmosphere is one of class and contemporary elegance with attention to detail and an extensive use of luxury materials such as leather and chrome. The upper part of the flowing dashboard echoes the floating roof. Thermo-coated components are used throughout - an organic, soft grain material, which contrasts perfectly with the smooth, lacquered effect of the strip runs the full width of the dash from driver to passenger side.
In addition to a range of body shades, the DS3's distinctive 'floating' roof is available in a choice of four colors - Black, White, Blue and Red - to contrast with the main body of the car. The mirrors and rubbing strips can also be personalized in colors or chrome finish and the wheels and wheel centers are available in a wide spectrum of colors.
Inside, DS3 can offer further personalization with the dashboard strip - which encompasses the air vents, instrument cluster, multi-function screens and even a scented air-fresher - in a choice of six finishes.
The seat upholstery is available in a variety of colored fabrics and leather; even the gear shifter can be tailored in five different trims, combining satin-finish chrome with an array of colors and leather. The smart chrome touches that adorn the DS3's cabin will also be available in a satin-textured finish. You can even carry a bit of your DS3 with you thanks to each distinctly styled DS3 key fob featuring a disc colored to match your choice of body paint.
Proving that environmental motoring doesn't mean having to compromise on style or performance, the DS3 will be available with a choice of five efficient powerplants consisting of two HDi diesel units and three BMW co-developed gasoline engines, combining refined performance with strong fuel economy.
The two HDi diesels - a 90hp and an 110hp - are fitted with Citroen's lauded DPFS (Diesel Particulate Filter System) and the three gasoline engines - VTi 95, VTi 120 and THP 150 - are fitted with either 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions.
DS3 is available with Citroen's latest in-car technology such as the integrated MyWay satellite navigation unit which incorporates a sophisticated audio and multimedia system, wide format color screen, MP3 and WMA compatible CD player and Bluetooth hands free kit. Providing exceptional acoustic clarity, the audio system benefits from a third speaker in the middle of the upper dashboard as well as an amplified subwoofer mounted in the trunk for a broader frequency response and immersive audio experience.