A few days ago the sale of the new DS3 started in the Greek market. The new DS Automobiles model made its first official appearance at the most important haute couture institution, Paris Fashion Weekreceiving rave reviews from the public and journalists.
The DS 3 Crossback was first presented to the Greek public in 2018 with its innovative design, luxurious materials with specialized processing techniques and technological innovations, while its purely electric version followed two years later.
Recently, the new DS 3, renews its exterior designincorporates new technologies, upgrades the efficiency of its engines and promises to offer its passengers improved levels of quality and luxury.
The new DS 3 is based on the latest generation CMP platform, in order to offer optimum safety, driving pleasure and comfort. At the same time, this “multi-energy” platform can accept an entirely electric motorization, without loss of performance or compromise on cabin space or luggage space.
The French SUV3 retains its bold design identity while adopting clean lines that accentuate its exterior appearance and further highlight its refined sculptural silhouette. The front part follows DS Automobiles’ new design identity. The slim LED headlights, which are part of the vehicle’s standard equipment, as well as the daytime running lights, consisting of two vertical LED strips, are highlighted by the new grille and the redesigned DS Wings. At the same time, emphasis has been placed on optimizing aerodynamics, since in the lower part of the mask the air ducts are flanked by two air sections, which significantly improve the aerodynamic coefficient of the vehicle.
The interior remains a benchmark for quality and attention to detail, with elements found in much larger car categories. The seats (optionally heated with massage function) “hug” the passengers, providing them with a high level of comfort. The interior decorations generously use high quality materials to create a unique, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. High-quality fabrics, Claudia leather and Nappa leather are enhanced and distinguished through specialized processing techniques such as beaded stitching, the “Clous de Paris” finishing technique found in fine watchmaking and the treatment of leather in a “bracelet” pattern.
The new DS 3 incorporates the new DS Iris System, an intuitive infotainment system fully customizable with widgets, offering 3D navigation and including a personal assistant, IRIS, which recognizes natural speech. In addition, the new infotainment system offers wireless screen mirroring (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay).
In addition to next-generation infotainment, in the new DS 3 we find technological innovations, both in the basic and optional equipment of the model, such as: Matrix Led Vision, Drive Assist, entry system and keyless start, Next Generation Active Assist/Lane Keeping System and Blind Spot Monitoring System.
The New DS 3 E-Tense has a powerful new battery, with a capacity of 54kWh (working capacity 50.8kWh), The new battery can be recharged from 0 to 80% in 25 minutes on a 100kW DC fast charger, while than on an 11kW AC The three-phase wallbox can be fully charged in about 5 hours.
In addition, the placement of the new compact battery between the front and rear seats, under the central tunnel and the special construction of the rear axle, allow New DS 3 E-Tense to retain all the advantages of internal combustion engine vehicles (comfortable space for rear passengers, large luggage compartment, driving position identical to thermal vehicles, etc.).
At the same time, the new HSM (Hybrid Synchronous Motor), manufactured in Trémery, France, offers 156 hp and 260 Nm of torque, immediately available to the driver and ensures the ultimate driving pleasure with zero emissions. The new battery combined with aerodynamic optimization increases the vehicle’s range to 404 kilometers in the WLTP combined cycle, while the driver of the new DS 3 E-Tense has up to 575 kilometers of range in urban environments (WLTP).
The range of the new DS 3 is completed by the Blue HDi 130 engine with 8-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox and two PureTech 100 petrol engines with 6-speed manual gearbox and PureTech 130 with 8-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox.
The new DS 3 is available in 5 trim levels depending on the engine. More specifically the Bastille, Rivoli, Opéra, Performance Line and Performance Line + editions.
Finally, prices start from €29,900 in petrol, from €38,500 in diesel and from €47,800 in electric, while customers of the new DS 3 will be able to take advantage of the DS Assistance program which offers them 5 years free roadside assistance (along with 5 years factory warranty).