Barely a week after DS Automobiles revealed the updated DS 3 range in Paris, the upmarket French car maker has revealed prices for the new model, as well as announcing an updated range that now includes four tiers of trim levels for diesel editions.
Diesel prices kick off at £15,895 – £700 less than the outgoing model – with the entry trim level wearing the Chic nameplate, before moving through Elegance, Prestige versions, with Ultra Prestige at the top of the new line-up. This top-spec model costs exactly the same as before, with the Prestige BlueHDi 120 version costing £20,995. Open-top DS 3 Cabrio models are also available, costing £2,300 more than the equivalent hatchback.
All versions of the new DS 3 range have extra equipment, with each diesel edition featuring cruise control, air conditioning, alloy wheels, an alarm system, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, DAB radio and a seven-inch touchscreen. Most of the model range feature new names for the trim levels, with the new Chic version replacing the previously petrol-only DSign, the Elegance in place of the DStyle, and Prestige standing in for the DSport edition, with the flagship’s name – Ultra Prestige – remaining the same as before. Prestige versions cost £200 more than the outgoing edition, but feature an eMyWay navigation system and front parking sensors as standard, while the new Elegance versions are £400 extra compared to the previous DStyle model, yet features an alarm system, a DS Connect box emergency and assistance system, dual-zone climate control, sports seats, rear parking sensors, and a height adjustable front passenger’s seat.
The enhanced DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio range are available to order now, with first examples expected at dealers in time for the ’16’ plate registration change. The revised DS 3 is easily recognisable thanks to its new chrome DS wings grille that brings the car in line with other models in the DS range. It also marks the end of Citroën double chevrons appearing on the car.
DS 3 Chic BlueHDi 100 – £15,895
DS 3 Elegance BlueHDi 100 – £16,995
DS 3 Elegance BlueHDi 120 – £17,595
DS 3 Prestige BlueHDi 100 – £18,895
DS 3 Prestige BlueHDi 120 – £19,495
DS 3 Ultra Prestige BlueHDi 120 – £20,995
DS 3 Cabrio Chic BlueHDi 100 – £18,195
DS 3 Cabrio Elegance BlueHDi 100 – £19,295
DS 3 Cabrio Prestige BlueHDi 120 – £21,795
DS 3 Cabrio Ultra Prestige BlueHDi 120 – £23,295