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TMR Team | Aug, 19 2013 | 1 Comment

Citroen's perky DS3 hatch has been joined in Australia by its Cabrio sibling this week, giving buyers a new 'wind in the hair' option in the DS range.

For 2013, the DS3 Cabrio is available in two familiar trims: the entry DStyle at $30,990 and the up-spec DSport, priced at $32,990.

The Cabrio is set apart from its hardtop stablemate thanks to its electric concertina canvas roof, taking 16 seconds to open - and doing so at speeds up to 120km/h.

Essentially a giant open-back sunroof similar to Fiat's 500C, the retractable fabric roof extends to the base of the C-pillars. A button on the ceiling console opens the roof to three positions: intermediate, horizontal and total.

The DS3 Cabrio is available with two engine options, driven by PSA Peugeot Citroen's familiar 1.6 litre turbocharged and 1.6 naturally-aspirated petrol four-cylinder engines.

Powering the DSport model, the turbo engine produces 115kW and 240Nm of torque and is matched to a six-speed manual. Fuel consumption is listed at 5.9 l/100km and Citroen promises a 0-100km/h time of 8.3 seconds.

Go for the lower DStyle model and there's the 88kW/160Nm 1.6 engine, matched to a four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel use for this model is listed at 6.7 l/100km.

Most of the bodywork, including the doors and windows, carry through unchanged. The Cabrio's extra bracing and mechanical systems have increased weight by just 25kg - making it around 70kg lighter than many of the car's convertible rivals.

Features with the DStyle model include black cloth trim with leather steering wheel, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels and a space-saver spare, auto climate control, USB/aux/Bluetooth connectivity, chrome highlights, aluminium pedals, LED mood lighting, piano black accents and tinted rear windows.

Upgrading to the DSport adds 17-inch black alloy wheels, satellite navigation, upgraded audio system, carbon-effect dashboard design, floor mats and chrome-tipped exhaust.

MORE: DS3 Cabrio reviews

 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

  • 2013 DS3 Cabrio DStyle - Automatic - $30,990
  • 2013 DS3 Cabrio DSport - Manual - $32,990

OPTIONS

  • Sat Nav and Hi-Fi System (DStyle only, standard on DSport) - $2000
  • Metallic Paint – $800
  • Blue or Monogram Roof - $800
  • Leather trim - $2000

 
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