DS 3 gets updated, ditches ‘Crossback’ moniker
DS facelifted its model number 7 in summer, introducing it without the suffix ‘Crossback’. Now, the same fate comes for the five-door DS 3 Crossback, which is available starting from €30,100 in petrol and €41,700 in electric form.
The front end is the most changed part with a new radiator grille, bumper and DRLs stylized as twin stripes. The shape and contents of the headlights are likewise new. Moving on to the back, new taillight bezels are perhaps the only modification. The wheels are new, and the moldings in the middle now bear the name of the company on them.
The main highlight inside is a new steering wheel with fatter spokes. The base 7-inch multimedia display is no longer an option, replaced with a larger 10.3-inch variant. The infotainment hardware is new and supports new feature, DS says.
Buyers of the refreshed DS 3 may go for a petrol three-cylinder turbo engine available in 100 PS (99 hp / 74 kW) and 130 PS (128 hp / 96 kW) boost variants. There is also a diesel good for 130 PS and a battery-electric car. The latter gains another 20 horsepower in its latest edition and now hits the wheels with 156 PS (154 hp / 115 kW). The WLTP-rated range is likewise a bit better at 402 km (250 mph).
Editor Andrew Raspopov