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.
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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.

It follows a move by the importer to sharpen the value of the flagship version of the C3 city car range in February, when RRP pricing for both models was cut by $6000 to $26,990 and $29,990 respectively.

Metallic paint and parking sensors are also now standard rather than optional.

Responsibility for the Citroen brand is expected to change hands within months, with local Peugeot distributor Sime Darby set to pair up the French sister brands that globally come under the PSA umbrella.

The Citroen DS3 DStyle continues to be powered by a 70kW/136Nm 1.4-litre four-cylinder, with the semi-hot-hatch Citroen DS3 DSport still utilising a 115kW/240Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder.