Citroen has revealed the updated DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio coming with a new light signature, new engines and additional technology features. All DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio DSport versions from July production will feature state-of-the-art headlights inspired by two innovative concept cars – Numero 9 and Wild Rubis. Combining LED and Xenon modules with new sequential indicators, the new headlights represent a world first for the brand.

Both DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio retain their distinctive 3D-effect LED rear lights, with a chrome finished DS logo in a black embossed DS pattern setting. The existing LED daytime running lights compliment the new lighting signature at the front of both cars.

The updated DS 3 will be available with the choice of a laser-etched dashboard strip and a screen-printed rear window. Colour options have also been enhanced, with the addition of Pearl White as a body colour on DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio. Belle-Ile Blue is also introduced on DS 3 Cabrio. DS 3 gains the availability of new visually striking 17" diamond-cut alloy wheels on selected models.

Two new Euro 6 diesel engines will become available: the BlueHDi 120 and BlueHDi 100. Both engines will offer more power and lower emissions. Both engines improve fuel efficiency, boasting figures of up to 94 mpg UK for the BlueHDi 100 and up to 78 mpg UK for the BlueHDi 120 version.

A new petrol engine also becomes available in some markets in the form of a Euro 6-compliant PureTech e-VTi 82 ETG. It will return 69 mpg UK in a combined cycle and producing just 95g/km of CO2. The engine is available with the automated manual ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox).

Pricing will be announced close to launch!

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Source: Citroen