Citroen celebrates 200,000th DS3

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Citroen is celebrating after the 200,000th DS3 has rolled off the production line at the Poissy plant in France.

The 200,000th car was the sporty DS3 THP 155, destined for a customer in Spain.
The French firm is calling the occasion "a significant milestone for the success of the model".

You can understand Citroen's enthusiasm, though. The DS3 was the car that launched the premium DS line – and has so far been the most successful iteration of the classy DS series.

The bigger DS4 and eccentric DS5 haven't won the wallets of UK buyers as successfully as the DS3 premium supermini has.

The DS3 was launched in Europe in March 2010, followed by Russia later that year, Argentina in 2011, Brazil in the first half of this year and China in the second half of 2012.

Alongside the main DS3 range, special editions that grabbed the public's attention have included the powerful DS3 Racing; the chic DS3 by Orla Kiely and the luxury DS3 Ultra Prestige.

That's not forgetting Sebastian Loeb in his DS3 WRC winning stage after stage in the World Rally Championship.

Next year sees the launch of DS3 Cabrio, a new soft-top version of DS3, will further enhance the appeal of the popular model line.

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