Citroen has announced the pricing for its DS3 supermini – a -rivaling premium small car, arriving in spring 2010.
The DS3 is the first of Citroen’s new DS range of cars, and will be followed by larger DS4 and DS5 models.
The DS3 is based on the same platform as the latest Citroen C3, but it is intended to give buyers a more stylish, premium alternative, with many personalisation options.
Trim levels and engines
There are three trim levels to choose from – DSign, DStyle and DSport – and a choice of three petrol and two turbodiesel engines.
The petrol engines have all be co-developed with BMW, and are similar to those found in the current Mini. Outputs range from a 93bhp 1.4 to a 148bhp 1.6 turbo.
Diesel choices include an 88bhp 1.6 that emits 99g/km and officially returns 74.3mpg.
DS3 pricing – not cheap
Prices start at £11,700 for the entry-level petrol, and go all the way up to a remarkable £18,775 for the top spec turbo petrol.
And that’s before you’ve got stuck into the options list – said to be the most extensive ever offered by a mainstream carmaker.
To give you an idea, help build launch excitement and allow you to design your ideal DS3 ahead of time, Citroen already has this online configurator.
It lets you explore the full range of equipment packs, interior finishes, alloy wheels, roof graphics, LEDs, chrome add-ons and premium tech to your heart’s content.
Pre-ordering is also possible, but we’d recommend trying not to get carried away, and waiting until it’s been launched and tested before putting your money down.
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