Citroen's Australian distributor Ateco has cut a further $2000 from the drive-away price of its DS3 light hatch DSport and DStyle models. This latest cut comes less than a year after it slashed $6000 from both.
The news also comes as Ateco prepares to hand over Citroen's Australian distribution in January next year (Peugeot distributor Sime Darby is widely expected to pick up the brand).
It's good news for buyers (if not for existing owners), with the entry-level DS3 DStyle now priced at $24,990 drive-away. The model's Manufacturer's List Price, before on-road costs, is normally $26,990.
The DS3 DSport gets the same treatment, with a new drive-away price of $27,990 marking a significant drop from the list price of $29,990.
Buyers also get $3000 in additional extras at no charge, including metallic paint and parking sensors.
The DS3 DStyle is powered by a 1.4 litre petrol engine, producing 70kW and 136Nm of torque and matched to an electronic sequential five-speed auto.
The DStyle promises fuel consumption figures of 5.5 l/100km, and a 0-100km/h time of 13.2 seconds.
Power for the top-shelf DS3 DSport THP155 is listed at 115kW at 6000rpm, and 240Nm between 1400 and 4000rpm.
Mated to Citroen's six-speed MCM manual transmission, the DSport lists a 0-100km/h time of 7.3 seconds and fuel consumption figures of 6.7 l/100km on the combined cycle.