CONFIRMED! – This is the new DS 3

The image we have seen this morning was under suspicion of being a mere rendering, but it was not. At this exact moment, the new DS 3 is being revealed in Paris, at the Louvre Pyramid. And the only info we have are the various pictures of the restyling of the car. France is known by its perfums and we can say that the DS 3 has undergone a lot of them, but its essence is exactly the same. What is not a bad thing, when we speak about the DS 3, formerly known as a Citroën.

Apart from the minimal visual differences, the car now offers 8 engine options: three Puretech 3-cylinder petrol , producing 60 kW, 81 kW and 96 kW, two 1.6 THP, one with the already traditional 122 kW and the top version with 153 kW and three turbodiesel that Citroën does not detail.

The top variant, called DS 3 Performance, uses the super THP engine and has a suspesion that has been lowered by 15 mm at the front, with 26 mm wider tracks at the front axle and 14 mm at the rear axle. It also uses 323 mm disk brakes in front, with Brembo calipers, and 249 mm discs at the rear. And this is pretty much everything new about this car.

Check the images below:

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MotorShame: In case some of you have seen this article before, it contained wrong photos of the new car. They were from the 2015 model, the one that was still called Citroën. In our defense, they were so similar to the new one we have confounded them, but this is no defense, so we apologize for this MotorShame MotorChase has commited… Our bad!

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.