It appears that Autocar has not got this one right. This seems to be the new DS 3, that appeared in a leaked image published by Ferd, in Facebook. If this is the real car, and not a rendering someone has published God knows where. It seems legit.
According to the British magazine, the DS 3 would take inspiration from the DS Divine 2020 concept and would be more rounded than the outgoing model. It would not only keep its characteristic C-pillars, but also the same platform and engines it now uses. Apart from the design differences, it would also offer a more refined interior. This may lead many to think it will in fact receive a major facelift, but we will have to check the car in order to make up our minds. Autocar says the new B segment PSA platform will only be ready in 2018, but what about the EMP2, which was supposed to underpin B segment vehicles up to C or even D segment cars? We don’t know.
The image that was published by Ferd shows only a slightly modified Citroën DS3, now renamed DS 3. But this is no new generation at all. This may be the explanation for PSA not using the EMP2 platform.
The new DS 3 will also have a SUV version, which is expected for 2019. It will probably have a more aggressive design in order to compete with the Nissan Juke.