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Based on the recently-launched C3 super-mini, and vying for buyers tempted also by a Mini or an Alfa Mito, it's a pert-looking, three-door hatchback whose blade-like roof apes the Mini's but whose "shark's fin" centre pillar — which seemingly leaves fresh air between the fin and the roof — is entirely its own.
As with the Mini, the roof can be had in a contrasting colour, and there's a range of patterns and stripes and bright-metal accessorisations to personalise your DS3. Same with the interior; the dashboard is based on the C3's but you can cover it with leather even in a quilt effect, if you must or have a large section of it painted in one of the body colours.
The DS brand gets off to a credible start. The DS3 looks good, feels good and is great fun to drive.
February - www. Its front end is purposeful with gaping air intakes, long incisive headlights and defined ridges along the bonnet. The roof is covered with a coated textile material - a tactile feature of quality.
Under certain conditions, both engines combine to deliver additional power with additional torque transmitted to the rear wheels.
Citroen is planning to evoke memories of its legendary 2CV with an all-new model. And thanks to our French magazine, Auto Plus, we have details and exclusive images of the car. Its styling is based on that of the Revolte concept seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September, but toned down for the showroom.
This means it gets a more conventional double-chevron grille, larger headlights and a narrower track. The focus of the new DS family is to provide more luxurious, image-conscious alternatives to the established models in each class.
There will be a range of fuel-efficient three-cylinder petrol motors, which will debut on the C3 when it gets a mid-life update in The only diesel option will be the existing 70bhp 1.
These are slated to arrive in If it looks familiar that's because it's essentially identical to Mitsubishi's i-MIEV and the Citroen version gets the same drivetrain, with a 64bhp electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. Owners can charge the C-ZERO by plugging it directly into a household socket, and a full charge takes six hours.
An 80 per cent charge is possible in just 30 minutes using a V supply. It also has a range of 80 miles. Standard features include power steering, ABS, traction control, ESP, electric windows, six airbags and air conditioning.
The transmission — officially known as the PSA HYbrid4 diesel-electric technology — is being developed at two existing factories in Mulhouse and Sochaux, France.
Teams at both are currently working on how best to set up the production lines to manufacturer the new cars, and other future models, which will get the hybrid system.
September - www. And now these incredible leaked photos of the production-ready model prove that the French manufacturer is ready to turn concept into reality. The concept's styling, first seen at the Frankfurt show, has evolved into a more subtle statement, but retains the rounded bonnet and hatchback bodystyle from the show car.
Up front a pair of huge air intakes sit below Nissan Z-style boomerang headlights, while a pair of prominent creases run along the sides to the clean and uncluttered rear. Rumours are rife that Citroen is planning to establish a new eco-brand to sit below its standard models, which in turn sit below the recently introduced DS premium range.
Called 'Essentiale' the new sub-brand would focus on low-weight, simplicity of design and affordability - and the C-Cactus is mooted to be the first member of the Essentiale family when it goes on sale in The philosophy of simplicity and ditching of superfluous equipment places the C-Cactus as a spiritual succesor to cut-price Citroens of the past such as the legendary 2CV and lesser-known Citroen Visa.
If the concept is anything to go by, the entire dash structure could be ditched to cut weight and provide additional room in the cabin. The interior might be purposefully low-tech, but under the bonnet a three-cylinder diesel engine mated to an electric motor should provide class-leading fuel economy, and mark the start of a new wave of cheap but reliable hybrids.kensomuse.
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The original plan had been to build a turbocharged cc diesel engine, but in the end Talbot decided it was easier to just stick in a much bigger normally aspirated unit. The result was a Mar 13, · Citroen DS5 - My Road Test Report - Avant: That really is crass of Citroen, isn't it. Their USP, ever since the days of the original DS 19, was the magic carpet ride, and people bought them who specifically didn't want the firmer ride of a German wagen.
HYbrid4 – This engine system is covered in depth in our specially design HYbrid4 section. It is a diesel engine working in harmony with an electric motor to provide a combined power output of bhp whilst keeping carbon emissions and fuel costs low. Expect to pay between £22, and £34, for your DS5, depending on trim level and powertrain, with the Hybrid4 topping out the range and the bhp diesel anticipated to .
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Mar 13, · Citroen DS5 - My Road Test Report - Avant: That really is crass of Citroen, isn't it. Their USP, ever since the days of the original DS 19, was the magic carpet ride, and people bought them who specifically didn't want the firmer ride of a German wagen. HYbrid4 – This engine system is covered in depth in our specially design HYbrid4 section. It is a diesel engine working in harmony with an electric motor to provide a combined power output of bhp whilst keeping carbon emissions and fuel costs low. kensomuse. Though working in a field completely unrelated to the automotive industry, kenso has always had an interest in dabbling into the automotive industry, particularly business related aspects such as sales, marketing, strategic planning, blah blah blah.