The DS3 2016 is another step towards shaping the brand 'premium' Citroen; an update with the new logo before the arrival of the second generation. The DS3 2016 becomes the latest step taken by the brand 'premium' to 'independence' of Citroën a series of both exterior and interior cosmetic changes they finish detach the two firms. This is an advance before the arrival in 2018 of the second generation of DS3 it does not seem that we can see at dealerships until well into 2019.
The official launch of the DS3 2016 will take place at the Geneva Motor Show this year but we already have seen how it will look. Of course there will be sports version.
First and most importantly the double chevron that was incorporated in late 2014 (at which point we started talking about how formal and non-Citroen DS) makes way for the new hexagonal grille with emblem DS . The outline of this piece has a frame in chrome that runs along the bottom of the headlights and the top of the fog lamps also with LED technology. As has happened with his older brothers DS4 and DS5 DS3 wins the front known as the 'DS Wings' (Alas DS in its translation into Spanish) but it is the first of three in which we speak of double' Wings'.
The attractive indicators of scrolling direction (made a motion effect from end to end) type LED remain a hallmark of this model.
The DS3 2016 offers both a sedan and three-door hatchback with option (pop sunroof that can be activated at speeds up to 120 km / h). Its dimensions kept in the 395 cm long 171 cm wide and 146 cm high while the trunk provides a space 285 liters (245 liters in the case of the convertible body).
True to form maintains a wide variety of customization options both outside or the inside as a bi-tone or different materials to choose for the interior upholstery body. We can talk about a step above what they offer brands such as Opel and Fiat or something similar to what has Mini in their cars in this segment.
Inside the DS3 2016 found improvements in the labor materials and details and inserts while the technology side we have the infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen with GPS functions and browser ' Mirror Screen ' linking functions Mirror Link and carplay. The latter for connecting mobile devices with Android and Apple operating system respectively. It also incorporates the rear parking camera.
From the mobile app 'MyDS' can be accessed from a smartphone to information such as the fuel we have left in the car the place where we parked or book reviews.
DS3 2016 engines will remain practically the same that we have seen so far. We found the three-cylinder petrol engines 1.2 PureTech in power levels of 82 110 hp and 130 hp (the latter new addition) and the four-cylinder petrol 1.6 THP 165 hp. Diesel mechanics is a block of four cylinders and 1.6 liters BlueHDI choose between 75 100 and 120 hp. They get adapted to the Euro 6 legislation.
Among its special preparations we found a set-point of the brakes a lowered ride height of the frame (15 mm) and a widening of the front and rear tracks.
The exterior and interior design will also play an important role in the DS3 Performance featuring a 18-inch wheels painted black diamond as well as a seat type 'bucket' upholstered in leather and Alcantara among other details cut Racing.
For those who want to go further publishing 'Performance' have the 'Carbon Pack' for the interior and a special body kit.