In the summer of 2012, the company introduced a convertible Citroen hatchback based on the Citroën DS3, known as Cabrio. World premiere of new items was held at the September Paris Motor Show, but the production of the car was launched in early 2013. New Citroen DS3 Cabrio was not a traditional convertible retractable roof and sliding fabric top (similar to the design used on the convertible Fiat 500), who with the help of the drive sled “goes” to its extreme position for 16 seconds.
The driver can select one of the three positions of the roof. It can only move up to the middle, providing open space above the heads of the driver and front passenger. You can move to the end of the roof, or the upper edge of the trunk. The volume of the trunk is not affected and is 245 liters. It is noteworthy that unlike most machines riding on Citroen DS3 Cabrio operation with the transformation of the roof can be done on the move at speeds up to 120 km/h. And the roof itself has ten different options appearance. Technically Convertible is no different from the hatchback from the hard roof and offers the same powertrain line. Of course, the cost of such DS3 somewhat higher, but how much – are not reported.
Updated Citroen DS3 Cabrio 2016.
In May 2014 the French presented the restyled hatchback DS3 and DS3 Cabrio convertible 2015 model year. Both cars received identical changes, most of which became a brand new head Otik. Now each lamp in a car consists of three LED module and one of xenon, forming a single luminous flux. The service life of such a combination is twenty times higher than halogen lamps, plus it shines brighter and use less energy.
In addition, an updated Citroen DS3 convertible in 2015 got a wheel design, new body color options, additional personalization options, and become available for a fee Nappa leather upholstery and automatic braking system (running at speeds up to 30 km/h). Sales Citroen DS3 Cabrio will start in the autumn of 2015, prices will be announced later.