We'll get our first chance to see the new DS3 in the metal at Frankfurt next month, but as far as we can tell the only differences between the cars pictured here and the concept are a set of twin tail-pipes and a conventional aerial.
According to Citroen's press release, the top DS3 engine option will be a 150bhp four-pot turbo petrol (shared with a variety of Peugeots, and related to the 1.6-litre turbo motor in the Mini Cooper S), with a six-speed manual gearbox.
"Building upon CitroŽn's extensive experience in producing smooth running-gear, DS3 delivers impressive ride comfort together with responsive road-handling and dynamic poise. Drivers also benefit from excellent body roll control, responsive and confident cornering thus providing a secure and fulfilling drive," says the blurb accompanying these pics, so for now we'll take their word for it!
Even the key fob is painted the same colour as the car, which should at least give you a clue in the supermarket car park if the DS3 becomes as popular as Citroen hopes when it goes on sale here next Spring.