Citroen has revealed the interior of the DS Inside concept for the first time and even though the car is still officially a concept, as our pictures show it is clearly almost production-ready, with a stereo, climate control and even a number plate.
The French car maker is going after a slice of the Mini market with this car, emphasising both sportiness and quality.
The DS Inside has a leather-laden cabin, with body-hugging two-tone sports seats featuring multiple sections that mimic a watch bracelet.
To emphasis the driver-focused nature of the car the seats are set low behind a small steering wheel. The basic dashboard architecture is the same as will be used in the new C3. In the DS3 it flows across the car with a dark cowling over the conical instruments.
The dashboard styling flows across the car with a dark cowling over the conical instruments. There is a thick “lounge-style” carpet, black chrome detailing throughout the cabin.
The exterior of the roof is leather with a powder-like finish and is embossed with the DS line badge, although Citroen is considering bringing back the seventies-style vinyl roof.
Mark Lloyd, styling project manager, said buyers will be able to choose from a huge variety of individual specifications for their car. He added that the DS3 is designed to “appeal to both men and women”.