July-August 2017 News
A new special value version of the DS 3 has been launched called Connected Chic. Based on the entry-level Chic model, this new edition features 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, two-tone paintwork, front fog lights, climate control, a navigation system and MirrorLink that incorporates Apple CarPlay for smartphone integration. In addition, there’s gloss black interior detailing, rear privacy glass and a Connect Box and emergency call system. Priced at £900 more than the model it is based upon, the 98bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 diesel engined version costs £17,635, while the 109bhp 1.2-litre threecylinder turbocharged petrol edition is priced at £17,055 and emits 100g/km of CO2. The DS 3 Connected Chic is available to order now from DS dealers.
April-May 2017 News
Just 25 examples of the DS 4 Crossback Moondust will arrive in UK showrooms, powered by the company’s 118bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi 120 engine. Offered with a choice of six-speed manual at £28,140 and six-speed automatic transmission costing £29,360, this represents a £3,645 price premium over the standard Crossback model. Additional equipment includes 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels, exclusive matt Platinum Grey paintwork, black leather upholstery, front parking sensors, LED headlights, reversing camera, Mirror Screen for smartphone connectivity and aluminium sports pedals, as well as safety equipment like blind spot monitoring and a lane departure warning system. The Moondust model represents the company’s Spring-Summer collection and arrives in UK showrooms from May.
A new limited edition version of the DS 3 has been announced, with the luxury French firm teaming up with Parisian fashion house Inès de la Fressange. Just 200 of the cars will be available in the UK, with power coming from either a 98bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 diesel engine or 109bhp 1.2-litre PureTech 110 three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit. The diesel model costs £20,890, while the petrol edition is £20,310. This represents an additional cost of £1,305 compared to the Prestige model. The limited-edition car includes bespoke badging inside and out, LED Vision Xenon headlights, automatic headlights and power folding door mirrors, an autodimming rear view mirror, DAB radio, Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link and a navigation system. Buyers get an exclusive Inès de la Fressange leather ‘voyageur’ bag, which is designed to match the Granit Blue leather upholstery of the DS 3. All of the special cars come finished in Ink Blue with an Opal White roof, 17-inch black diamond-cut alloy wheels and Inès Red door mirrors, wheel centre caps and remote control key fob. The DS 3 Inès de la Fressange is available to order now and will arrive in UK showrooms in May.
December 2016 News
A range of Performance Line models have been added to the DS 3, DS 4 and DS 5 ranges, adding a sporty dimension to each of the line-ups. The DS 3 Performance Line, for example, is designed to offer a taste of the barnstorming DS 3 Performance model, but with a modest selection of engines. Basing the equipment on the mid-range Elegance edition, the DS 3 Performance Line comes equipped with 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels, two-tone paintwork featuring a black roof, navigation system, leather covered instrument binnacle, a perforated leather steering wheel and gear knob and carpet mats, as well as a smattering of DS Performance badging both inside and out, utilising the brand’s colouring of red, white and gold. Priced at £1,200 more than the Elegance model it is based upon, the BlueHDi 100 hatchback costs £18,495 with the BlueHDi 120 version priced at £19,095. There’s a similar package of enhancements to the DS 3 Cabrio, including a black fabric roof, with the BlueHDi 100 Cabrio costing £20,795. All DS 3 Performance Line models are available to order now.
For the DS 4 Performance Line edition, the base model is again the Elegance version, but with the addition of gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels, a contrasting black roof, sports seats with massage function, aluminium pedals, chrome side mouldings and DS Performance branding to the interior and exterior of the car. Prices start at £1,500 more than the model it is based upon, with the BlueHDi 120 manual version costing £23,295, with an automatic edition costing £24,495. The 2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 version is priced at £24,295, while the flagship BlueHDi 180 automatic derivative costs £26,295.
The final model in the line-up is the DS 5 Performance Line with diesel versions offered exclusively with 2.0-litre engines. The BlueHDi 150 manual derivative is priced at £30,210, while the BlueHDi 180 automatic version costs £32,690, representing a price rise of £2,100 compared to the Elegance model it is based upon. Additional equipment includes 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels, part leather upholstery, a leather instrument binnacle, Xenon directional headlights with scrolling LED indicators, front parking sensors, electric driver’s seat adjustment and a cupholder in the rear centre armrest. Performance Line badging to the interior and exterior extends to the analogue clock on the dashboard. The new DS 5 Performance Line is available to order now from DS dealerships.