The new Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige has been launched in the UK, with prices starting from £20,700
19 January 2012

The new Citroën DS3 Ultra Prestige has been launched in the UK, with prices starting from £20,700. It comes fitted with a choice of two engines - either the firm’s THP 155 petrol engine that achieves 47.1mpg or the stop-start equipped e-HDI 110 diesel unit, which achieves 74.4mpg on a combined cycle. Both are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Features of the new car include ‘watchstrap’ design front seats, which are finished in ‘club’ leather and an Alpine white, leather-covered dashboard strip. The instrument dials are also colour coded to the white of the interior’s detailing.

See pics of the new Citroën DS3 Ultra Prestige

Based on the DS Sport model, the Ultra Prestige is available in two body colours - Polar White and Thorium Grey. External touches include tinted windows, rear spoiler and 17-inch charcoal-grey alloys. On its roof, the ‘Ultra Prestige’ graphic “provides a range of subtle contrasts, shifting from matt to gloss as the light changes,” according to the firm.

Standard kit includes colour sat-nav, rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps and heated door mirrors.

Prices for the efficient diesel variant – which emits 99g/km of Co2 – come in at a £200 premium over the petrol model, at £20,900.

Alasdair Collins

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19 January 2012

It's a shame that the one notable feature, the "wrap stretch" seat aren't actually shown in the pictures.

Other than that, it only really seems to offer the same sort of package as they've been offering all along.



It's all about the twisties........

19 January 2012

Steep price for a Citroen Mini , secretly I quite like these but given their depreciation and reliability / after sales would not switch to a Citroen

19 January 2012

How much?! I'll have a barely-run-in Boxster 3.2S, thanks. Hang the running costs.

21 January 2012

While this might sound expensive, an equivalent Mini Cooper D/S would set you back a helluva lot more.

21 January 2012

I really like the look of the DS3. When the 145 was launched, I seem to remember certain derision over its shape; the DS3 isn't so far away from that.

  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

21 January 2012

I think these are a Fantastic looking car, really like how they all the colours contast on them, seen one at my local dealer with a light green roof, white body, with black and silver wheels, looked great i thought!

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