Citroen DS 3 and DS Cabrio receive styling and tech refresh

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Citroen has revealed that its DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio models will receive a mid-life refresh, meaning new front lamps, cleaner engines and new interior technology will be available to customers later this year.

The DS range already boasts some edgy styling but the addition of new LED and Xenon light modules, inspired by those found on the Numero 9 and Wild Rubis concepts, is said to make the DS 3 "more striking than ever".

The front lamps incorporate sequential indicators, much like those found on the recently revised Audi A7, that strobe outwards instead of merely blinking on and off. They are also said to consume 35% less energy in dipped mode and 75% less in high-beam mode, while the LEDs last up to 20 times longer than halogen lights, with a standard lifetime of 20,000 hours.

Two new Euro 6 diesel engines will also be made available for the first time, a BlueHDi 100 and a BlueHDi 120, which produce 79g/km of CO2 and 94g/km of CO2 respectively.

A new 1.2-litre petrol engine – that has not been confirmed for the UK market – will also be available to select regions. It produces just 95g/km and delivers 69mpg on the combined cycle.

The stylish city cars will also be available with Active City Brake for the first time that uses short-range radar to detect slow moving traffic. It will automatically apply the brakes if it detects slow reactions to slow or stationary traffic from the driver.

New features are available to order now and are slated for delivery late summer.

Citroen DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio refresh

Citroen DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio refresh