IF YOU are looking for style and performance to stuff into your stocking this Christmas, they don't come much better than Citroen's DS3.
And it the DSport model now comes at the bargain price of $27,990 drive away. That's a saving of about $10,000 compared to when it was launched.
The DStyle model is even cheaper, at $24,990 drive-away. Options such as metallic paint and parking sensors are also included at no extra cost.
The Citroen DS3 has successfully debuted the prestige DS range, which has been followed by the DS4 and DS5.
The DS3 is offered with two engines. The new 70kW donk is mated to a robotised manual gearbox while a turbocharged 115kW engine is matched to a slick six-speed manual gearbox. Both engines are produced by a joint venture with BMW.
For those seeking thrifty motoring, the 70kW engine has a combined fuel consumption average of 5.5 litres/100 km.
DS3 is available in two trim levels: DStyle and DSport. The DStyle trim features a leather steering wheel, sports seats, an MP3-compatible CD player with steering mounted controls, front fog lights, electric door mirrors, cruise control with speed limiter, ESP, six airbags, electric windows, and remote central locking.
The DStyle model also boasts the striking front bumper mounted LEDs, climate air-conditioning, dark tinted rear windows, contrasting body and roof colours, roof coloured painted door mirrors with a chrome base and 17-inch diamond-tipped alloy wheels, Bluetooth with USB/AUX ports.
Combining luxury touches with sporty styling, DSport models feature chrome side rubbing strips and door mirrors, a rear spoiler with an integrated third brake light, automatic digital air-conditioning, chrome trim for the grille, tailgate and double exhaust pipe, drilled aluminium pedals and 17-inch diamond-tipped alloys.