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DS brand set to stay as part of Citroen in Australia for some time

The global move to separate French premium brand DS from its Citroen roots won’t be taken up in Australia for quite some time, it seems...

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2017 DS3 revealed: Australia to get new 1.2 turbo engine this year
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2017 DS3 revealed: Australia to get new 1.2 turbo engine this year

The 2017 DS 3 has been unveiled today, debuting as the latest refreshed offering in the offshoot luxury brand of French carmaker Citroen. Evolving from its previous incarnation as the ‘Citroen DS3’, the 2017 DS 3’s standout styling change is a big and flashy new grille design up...


Citroen DS3 DSport v Holden Astra GTC Sport v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Kia Pro_cee'd GT : Comparison Review
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Citroen DS3 DSport v Holden Astra GTC Sport v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Kia Pro_cee'd GT : Comparison Review

The finest mid-$30k 'warm' hatchback on the market? The Kia Pro_cee'd staked its claim 12 months ago, dispatching Hyundai’s poster boy Veloster SR Turbo and Renault’s potent and racy Megane RS265 Sport as the best all-rounder in the sweet spot bridging humble $20k-something conveniences and properly hot $40k-plus hatchbacks...


2015 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Review
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2015 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Review

A four-wheeled fashion accessory, stylish city-car - or both? We drive topless with the Citroen DS3 Cabrio.


DS teases 1955 limited edition range
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DS teases 1955 limited edition range

Citroen’s style-centric DS division is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original DS with the introduction of the 1955 limited edition range. The DS 1955 special edition cars will debut at DS Week, which kicks off in Paris tomorrow. The special editions will be available across the DS line-up, with the French car maker building 1955 DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio city cars, 955 DS 4 hatchbacks, and 955 DS 5 saloons...


Citroen DS3 gains new six-speed automatic transmission
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Citroen DS3 gains new six-speed automatic transmission

The recently updated 2015 Citroen DS3 is now available with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The new Citroen EAT6 automatic gearbox is only available with the brand's PureTech110 three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 81kW of power and 205Nm of torque. The DS3 hatchback is said to use 4...


2015 Citroen DS3 Review
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2015 Citroen DS3 Review

Still a Citroen in Australia - the new DS3 keeps on dishing up some funky French style.


2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Citroen DS3 has gone on sale sporting an updated, more powerful, more efficient engine, more safety features and a refined range that packs higher level of standard specification but at an increased cost. The updated new-look Citroen DS3 gets the new-generation Euro-6 compliant turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine, now with 121kW of power and 240Nm of torque...


Citroen Racing Experience: DS3 R1, R3-Max and DS3 R5 Review
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Citroen Racing Experience: DS3 R1, R3-Max and DS3 R5 Review

CarAdvice gets exclusive drive of DS3 racers in France.


2015 Citroen DS3 range gets autonomous brakes
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2015 Citroen DS3 range gets autonomous brakes

The updated and restyled 2015 Citroen DS3 will come with a range of updated safety technology including low-speed autonomous brakes when it launches in the middle of April. The 120kW French premium warm hatch and cabriolet range, an oft-overlooked player in the market, will become the first car from the PSA (Peugeot/Citroen) Group to offer Active City Brake technology...


Citroen DS3 facelift revealed - new headlights, engines and technology
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Citroen DS3 facelift revealed - new headlights, engines and technology

The Citroen DS3 has been updated with a new look and the addition of more efficient petrol and diesel engines. The updated DS3 hatch and DS3 Cabriolet have adopted a "hypnotic gaze" with new headlights featuring three LEDs and xenon lamps, as well as LED daytime running lights and sequential turn indicators...


Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing: production specifications revealed
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Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing: production specifications revealed

Specifications for the production version of the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing have been announced, largely mirroring its concept variant seen earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Sharing the concept car’s matte grey ‘textured’ paintwork – designed to feel like shark skin – the Citroen DS3 Cabrio-based Racing also gains Carmin red accents on its carbonfibre front splitter, doors and brake calipers...


Citroen DS3 Cabrio Review
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Citroen DS3 Cabrio Review

That wind-in-your-hair feeling returns to the French brand's line-up with the introduction of the Citroen DS3 Cabrio.


Citroen DS3 Racing back on the table for Australia
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Citroen DS3 Racing back on the table for Australia

The Citroen DS3 Racing is back on the table for Australia. Ruled out by the French brand's previous importer due to Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance complications, the 154kW pocket rocket is once again being considered by Citroen under its new Australian distributor Sime Darby...


Citroen DS3 Cabrio: pricing and specifications
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Citroen DS3 Cabrio: pricing and specifications

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio is now on sale in Australia, adding a drop-top option to the French brand's premium city car line-up. The DS3 Cabrio is priced $3250 above the three-door DS3 hatch on which it's based, and is available in two trim levels that are almost identically equipped to their equivalent hardtops...


Citroen DS3 Cabrio: Australian specifications revealed
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Citroen DS3 Cabrio: Australian specifications revealed

Specifications of the Citroen DS3 Cabrio have been released ahead of its Australian launch next month. Like the DS3 hardtop on which it's based, the Citroen DS3 Cabrio will be offered in two trim levels, DStyle and DSport. The DS3 DStyle teams an 88kW/160Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a four-speed automatic transmission...


Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing revealed
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Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing revealed

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing concept is set to be revealed at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The DS3 Cabrio Racing features the familiar 151kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine also found in the rather excellent Citroen DS3 Racing hot-hatch, and Mini John Cooper Works...


Citroen DS3 helps celebrate Loeb, Elena WRC success
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Citroen DS3 helps celebrate Loeb, Elena WRC success

A Citroen DS3 has formed the base of a custom-made diorama constructed to celebrate the French company's success in the World Rally Championship (WRC), thanks to the partnership of nine-time consecutive world champions Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena...


Citroen DS3 Review
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Citroen DS3 Review

Citroen's answer to the Mini is one of the best French cars currently on the road.


Citroen DS3 prices cut again: now from $24,990 driveaway
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Citroen DS3 prices cut again: now from $24,990 driveaway

The price of the Citroen DS3 hatchback has now dropped by more than $10,000 in 2012 after further cuts ahead of an expected switch of local importer for the French brand. Ateco Automotive has reduced the entry point to the DS3 to $24,990 driveway, with the more powerful DS3 DSport variant getting the same cut to be priced at $27,990 driveway...