The DS 3 compact crossover has been updated in the middle of its life cycle. In general, the program is standard: a new front bumper and a wider radiator grille, double strips of vertical running lights. The bright red color and new wheels were also added. Of interest, we can only note the elimination of the addition to the name Crossback: from now on it is simply DS 3, without any mention of “cross”.
Among the technical changes, it is worth noting the electric version of DS 3 E-TENSE. After all, it received a more powerful electric motor (was 136 hp but became 156 hp) and an increased battery (was 50 kWh, but became 54 kWh), due to which the range was increased to 402 km WLTP. An alternative to an electric motor is already known gasoline or diesel engines with a capacity of 100-130 hp, which are offered with a 6-speed mechanical or 8-speed automatic transmission.
In the interior, the changes are also only spot-on. For example, there is a new steering wheel with wider spokes and a different layout of keys. And above the front panel, there is a 10.3-inch touch display, which has now become mandatory for all versions of the car (previously it was used only for the maximum configurations). Plus, of course, a wide selection of interior design options: leather or fabric, various decor.
The updated DS 3 car is already available for order in Europe, but the price tag is quite high. For example, the starting gasoline 100-horsepower version of the DS 3 with mechanical transmission costs from 30,000 euros. More powerful options with a 130-horsepower engine (gasoline or diesel) and an automatic transmission cost from 33-35 thousand euros. And the DS 3 E-TENSE electric car is generally priced from 41.7 thousand euros.