Paris 2012: Citroen DS3 Cabriolet
Citroen hikes roof-raising speed to 75mph
The roof comes in three styles - black, Infinite blue and a DS Monogrammed design - to go with the choice of seven body colours. You also get a 3D rear light signature to go with the DS3’s ‘distinctive’ front running lights, which is too complicated to describe in words, and what Citroen calls an original tailgate opening action.
The three-position roof takes 16 seconds to fully close, at speeds up to 120km/h (75mph). Citroen says the cabin is very quiet when it’s shut, and that the soft-top weight penalty of 25kg (compared to the hatchback) is just 25 per cent of the usual hatch-to-convertible weight gain. The DS3 Cabrio is the only adult five-seater in this class, and it’s got the biggest boot too.
Not bad from a styling point of view, which I suppose is what matters most in this market. Deserves to sell well.
I have to say I am not a fan of the DS, I think those dreadful front running lights look massively chav, as do the graphics which will look dated in no time.
Different though, just not sure if it is in a good way or not???
As noted, lets' hope it's more waterproof than the infamous Pleut-riel.
Edited to say I just showed it to a DS3 owner and she doesn't like it.
probably chose the ds3 and refrain from rolling the roof back beyond the rear 'window'. a pity really as the true convertible version of the ds3 was binned but looks much better imo.
or with 'fins':