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DS DS 3 Sports Review

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DS 3 Cabrio
2 Sep 2016 7:4 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:38

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The DS 3 is the smallest car in Citroen’s premium DS Range. There's no five-door option, just the 3dr hatchback and this Cabrio derivative, which has a scrolling fabric roof between fixed arches.

The most critical rival is the Mini Convertible, which is similarly priced despite it being a full convertible, and having a more premium interior. Other rivals include the Fiat 500C, which doesn’t offer the same performance as the DS 3 Cabrio but is drastically cheaper, and the bigger VW Beetle Cabriolet, which also offers similarly cheerful soft-top motoring within a similar price range to the DS.

Like the 500, the DS 3 Cabrio isn't a full-blown convertible due to the fact that its roof pillars remain in place when the hood is folded down, an approach that has two obvious advantages: it helps to keep the body rigid without resorting to expensive re-engineering and it allows the driver to operate the roof at speeds of up to 75mph.

As well as the roof, a number of small styling tweaks help to differentiate the DS 3 Cabrio from its hard-top sibling.

DS also offers a huge selection of trims and colour options so that buyers can create their own personalised look. Contrasting panels, door mirrors, wheels and interior panels, along with a range of decals, can be colour coordinated to help your DS 3 stand out.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the DS 3, along with our recommendations for which trim levels and engines to choose.

 

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