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New Look, Name, and Motor for DS 3

By Chris Russon

DS 3 Exterior Front

French upmarket auto brand DS has revised its DS 3 crossover model with a series of updates, including a completely new motor on electric versions.

Dropping the CROSSBACK name as DS has already done with the larger DS 7, the new DS 3 comes with a refreshed frontal design including LED headlights as standard, a redesigned grille and a new appearance for the daytime running lights.

The rear has also been refined, with the lights and boot emphasised with a lacquered black strip with a different style for the badging.

As well as petrol and diesel powertrains, the pure electric version has been given a new motor which develops 153bhp and has a range now up to 250 miles.

An 80 percent recharge can be done in 25 minutes, and a full recharge takes five hours.

Inside, the car has a redesigned steering wheel and a new look to the instrument panel, as well as gear shift paddles for automatic versions.

A 10.3-inch high definition central screen is now offered as standard, with the new DS IRIS SYSTEM available on Performance Line+, Rivoli, and Opera models.

UK pricing is still to be announced but are expected to see the car start from around £26,000 for petrol models rising to some £37,000 for the E-TENSE electric car.

Prices correct as of 29/09/22 and are subject to change.