Red's a hot ticket for Citroen
By Mike Torpey
CITROEN is kicking off the New Year in style with a slick looking range of DS3 Red special editions.
The new models are based on DS3’s existing DStyle and DSport trim levels, with exclusive styling cues, extra kit and prices from £15,655.
All the specials come with what the French manufacturer is calling a Red Touch pack which includes a Sport Red roof, door mirrors and finish to the front grille and chevrons.
Inside there’s a matching red dashboard and door handle surrounds to complement the Polar White or Perla Nera Black body colours.
You also get white or black 16-inch Ashera alloy wheels on DStyle Red models and 17-inch Bellone alloys on DSport Red versions, both featuring red centre caps.
Included as standard on the DStyle Red models is Citroën’s Connect Signature pack, boasting Bluetooth and USB connectivity plus an enhanced hi-fi system and additional speakers.
The City Signature pack included on DSport Red versions consists of automatic headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, electric heated and folding door mirrors, an electrochrome rear view mirror, interior mood lighting and a front central armrest.
That’s in addition to the Bluetooth, USB and same enhanced sound system.
Engine choices see either a VTi 120 petrol unit or e-HDi 90 Airdream diesel, producing 98g/km of CO2, powering Dstyle Red models, while the DSport Red has a THP 155 petrol engine with six-speed manual gearbox or an e-HDi 115 Airdream diesel, also with six-speed manual transmission.
Prices are £15,655 for the DS3 DStyle Red VTi 120 and an extra £200 for the e-HDi 90 Airdream. The DSport Red THP 155 is £17,780 and e-HDi 115 Airdream £18,060.
The only extra cost option is black pearlescent paint at £480.