Citroen DS3 Cabrio was presented today in a beautiful photo gallery and new information by the French car manufacturer, the roof cut version of the subcompact from their own range.
The convertible version made its appearance in an interesting photo gallery delivered to us by the French manufacturer who published the images four weeks before the official launch. Citroen DS3 Cabrio will be presented at the Citroen stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in late September.
Citroen DS3 Cabrio photo gallery
Citroen DS3 Cabrio – Presentation
Citroen has chosen to a cropped ceiling for its model, DS3 Cabrio thus maintaining the big spaced interior intact compared with the hatchback version. The idea – the same as the convertible version of the Fiat 500 – makes the car dynamic and even maintains its weight ratio (the convertible is only 25 kilograms/55 lbs heavier compared to the hatchback, a figure impossible for “classic” convertible variants), the soundproofing is the same as in the case of “normal” Citroen DS3.
The engineers focused more on the acoustic. First, they chose quality canvas ceiling with soundproofing that sets a new standard comparable to that of a hatchback when it is closed.
Another advantage of this solution is that the ceiling can be raised and extended at speeds up to 120 km/h (75 mph), requiring only 16 seconds for fully closing/opening.
On the interior, the French model keeps the glamorous spirit that made Citroen DS3 famous, the only major change being the appearance of the button that open/close the roof, located next to the lights console, on the ceiling.
As for the rest, new colors and materials are available from which customers can choose: Granite blue leather, Akinen fabric in Mistral (dark gray) shades, brown Chic and blue Infinite.
Obviously, Citroen DS3 Cabrio will take both the trim versions and the same petrol and diesel engines of its hatchback sibling: 1.6 THP and 155 horsepower, the 1.6-liter HDi unit and 92 horsepower, and the 1.6 e-HDi extension of 112 horsepower.
The official launch of the new Citroen DS3 Cabrio will take place at the 2012 Paris Motor Show , and the model will appear in showrooms in spring 2013.
Citroen DS3 Cabrio via | Citroen