Friday, May 29, 2009

2010 Citroen DS3 Interior And Video Presentation Revealed, Coming To Australia In Q4 2010


THE 2010 CITROEN DS3 hatch concept was initially unveilled back in February, and today a slew of images of the interior, along with a few more exterior shots and even a video, have been revealed.

Demonstrating the premium market intentions of the upcoming DS range, the interior of the DS3 features a black leather-wrapped dash with a cream trim, emblazoned with a diamond-like pattern made up of the ‘DS’ logo.

Piano-black buttons sit either side of a multi-function display, above a simple but stylish centre-stack finished in the same glossy piano-black.


Behind the chrome-trimmed steering wheel sits an instrument cluster made up of one large chrome-ringed speedometer in the centre, flanked on either side by elliptical rings featuring the usual displays.

That DS logo is also featured in the seat backrests, each in cream and black leather with a unique stitch pattern not dissimilar to a classic metal watch-band.


Outside, the design of the DS3 appears unchanged from the original concept revealed in February. If this is the production model we’re looking at, we might expect to see smaller wheels however – at least on the entry level model.

A new close-up view of the top of the DS3 reveals the unique and inventive continuation of the dash trim pattern onto the roof.


The Citroen DS3 is expected to make its European market debut early next year, which means we’ll very likely see a production version at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

TMR put in a call to Citroen Australia Public Relations Manager Edward Rowe, who confirmed that the DS3 will appear down under next year.

“We expect to offer the Citroen DS3 - along with the rest of the DS range - by the end of next year, following its European release earlier in the year.”


At this point, it’s tough to say whether we are in fact looking at the production version of the Citroen DS3. But for the ‘huge-ish’ wheels and unique roof pattern – the DS3 we see here looks ready to go.

One thing is for certain: if the final production DS3 looks anything like this concept, MINI is going to have a fight on its hands.