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.
Bringing the little DS 3 hatch and cabrio in-line with the restyled and larger DS 4 hatch and streamlined DS 5 wagon, the new grille features bold silver trim that extends out to hug the headlights, matched to a new lower bumper design.
Perhaps the biggest talking point in the range internationally, however, is the high-output Performance model.
Largely an update to the Racing model that graced the European range previously, the DS 3 Performance is driven again by that variant’s 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder engine.
The Performance model gains a handy boost in torque, however, with a new 300Nm – up from 275Nm previously – matched to the same handy 154kW that was on offer before.