The DS 3 hasn't been on the fleet for very long, but already it has been the subject of plenty of discussion, with most opening conversations centring around its true identity.
“A Citroën DS3?” is the usual response, so I spend the next two minutes pointing out the absence of Citroën badges and demonstrating the DS’s new, more luxurious features. Then a Citroën DS3 pulls up alongside looking almost identical and my adamance quickly fades.
At a glance, it’s true that the DS 3 looks unchanged from the discontinued Citroën model on which it is based but, on closer inspection, there are plenty of features that set our DS 3 Performance in particular apart from its older sibling.
The range-topping DS 3 Performance Black (to give it its full title) gets funky daytime running lights, scrolling front indicators, chrome-lipped 18in wheels and naughty twin-exit tailpipes (a cheeky nod to the car’s sporting character).