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Citroen has declassified the first serial premium-model

Citroen DS3

On Monday the British magazine Autocar has published the detailed information on first serial car Citroen from the future ruler of "bonus" models which will receive index DS in the name. The first car from this series — hatchback DS3 — will be presented general public on September autoshow in Frankfurt.

Outwardly serial hatchback practically does not differ from the conceptual working out DS Inside, for the first time shown on automobile show in Geneva in March of this year. The most appreciable difference between two cars are branch pipes of final system which at the serial car are located on the right side of a bumper, and at a prototype (one big branch pipe) — in the middle.

Hatchback Citroen DS3

Buyers Citroen DS3 can "decorate" the car under the taste at the expense of stylings-elements: on a choice it will be offered four variants of colouring of a roof (black, white, dark blue, red), stickers combined with set and wheel disks of various design and colour. Besides, rear-view mirrors can be chromeplated or painted in colour of a body, and for salon will be offered six variants of colouring of the central insert on consoles and five kinds of the lever of a transmission.

Speedometer Citroen

The length of hatchback Citroen DS3 constructed on the modernised platform of model ะก3, makes 3,95 metres, width — 1,71 metres, and the luggage carrier volume is equal to 285 litres. In scale of engines of a novelty will appear two 1,6-litre turbodiesels power of 90 and 110 horsepowers, and also 95 120 and 150-strong petrol "four". Depending on updating motors begin to be aggregated from five-or a six-step mechanical transmission.

Salon Citroen DS3

In Europe Citroen DS3 will appear in March, 2010 and will make a competition to cars MINI and Alfa Romeo Mi. To. Other premium-models of series DS — DS4 and DS5 — will be constructed with use of units of cars Citroen C4 and C5 and will appear in the market after 2011.

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