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Citroen DS3 Interior revealed

Fri, 29 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

The interior of the new Citroen DS3 (DS Inside Concept) due in Spring 2010

Last week we had an online configurator for the new Citroen DS3 (DS Inside Concept) which – as we told you at the time – was a way to make some great, and not so great, colour combos on the car. But the configurator was just the exterior, so we had no real idea what the inside of the Inside would look like. And nor did we when we saw the original Citroen DS Inside Concept at Geneva, as the doors were firmly shut and the windows blacked out.

But now we have the first idea of what the interior will look like, as Citroen has released images of the interior which they say are 90% there. It features leather and climate and has a sort of modern twist on a traditional interior (they couldn’t have picked up some ideas from the Fiat 500 and the MINI – surely?!).

There are a set of decent looking seats with a sort of bracelet-link sectioning. The steering wheel is small and the seats are set quite low. The dash flows right across the cabin and features a lot of gloss black (the ‘in’ thing for design this year, it would seem).

The DS3 is based on the new C3 which launches later this year, with the DS3 coming along in the Spring of 2010. The C3 will be the first of Citroen’s new generation of cars to feature the new Citroen double-chevron badge, which the DS3 will mimic. Outside detail on the DS3 will also include a powder-coated roof, which aims to mimic the old vinyl roofs we used to see on ‘Premium’ cars in the past.

The DS range is Citroen’s attempt at a more up-market range for its cars – think Ford’s ‘Ghia’ from the past or even Toyota’s Lexus (although it will still be a Citroen badged as DS – not a stand-alone ‘make’). It will go head to head with the likes of MINI, the Fiat 500 and the Alfa Romeo MiTo.

Be interesting to see how it fares.


By Cars UK