Citroën DS3 to be given a facelift

Citroën has announced facelifts for its DS3 and DS3 Cabrio models. The primary focus of the vehicle update is on a new headlight design, which features LED and Xenon lighting modules for improved visibility, lifespan, and energy efficiency. These will be fitted as standard for the DS3 DSport, and offered as an option for the DSign and DStyle models.

Citroën claims that the new modules consume 35 percent less power when in dipped beam mode, and 75 percent less when using the main beam. They also boast a 20,000-hour lifespan, which is 20 times more than the expected durability of a halogen bulb.

Two new 1.6-litre diesel engines will also be offered as part of the model refresh. The BlueHDi turbodiesel is reported to offer up to 94mpg in fuel economy and cut carbon emissions to just 79g/km, while the BlueHDi 120 turbodiesel produces 78mpg and 94g/km respectively. Both engines have cut down on NOx emissions by 90 percent. A new 1.2-litre petrol engine capable of 69mpg and 95g/km with an added five-speed automated manual gearbox is also to be available in Europe, but as yet unconfirmed for UK models.

New options for personalisation include a laser-etched dashboard and rear window screen printing. Additions to the paint colour choices include Pearl White for the DS3 and Belle-Ile Blue for the Cabrio. The 17-inch alloy wheels feature a new design, and a range of added technological options include Active City Braking and a reversing camera.

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