2013 Citroën DS3 Cabrio pricing and specifications

Citroën has launched the DS3 Cabrio in Australia as part of its product renaissance. Sporting a canvas roof that can be electrically opened in 16 seconds at speeds of up to 120km/h, the DS3 Cabrio is available in two models, the Dstyle Automatic at $30,990 and the DSport Manual at 32,990.

The French company claims the Cabrio is the only real 5-seater in the category as well as having the largest boot – 245 litres. Motivation for the DSport comes from a 115kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine shared with Peugeot and MINI. It is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and returns a fuel consumption of 5.9L/100km, while CO2 emissions are rated at 137g/km.

Meanwhile, the DStyle is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine delivering 88kW and 160Nm of torque. It is mated with a four-speed automatic transmission and returns 6.7L/100km, while CO2 output is rated at 154g/km.

The DS3 Cabrio is available in three roof colours: Noir Onyx, Bleu Infini (comprises hues of blue and violet) and Gris Monogram. The Gris Monogram canvas roof also features the DS logo.

As with all DS3, the centre hub and key fob is colour coded to the body colour. The ceiling-mounted console, home to the roof opening control, features white LED ambiance lighting, which is matched by the instrument cluster and automatic air conditioning displays.

Standard equipment includes front fog lights, 16-inch “Ashera” alloy wheels (17-inch “Bellone” black alloy wheels on DStyle), cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth, aluminium pedals, interior LED mood lighting, rear park assist, integrated air fresher and tinted rear windows.

The DS3 Cabrio has a three-dimensional light signature based on all-new 3D LED tail-light technology, with 31 LEDs in the central part of the light and a 15 LED blade on the upper part. The design of the lights is inspired by those on the Revolte and Survolt Concept cars.

The DS3 Cabrio weighs just 25kg heavier than the DS3 hatchback, thanks to the only structural reinforcement that had to be added around the boot.

All DS models come with capped price servicing costing $360 per year or 20,000kms, whichever comes first.

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