Automotive news / CITROEN / Friday, 13-Jun-14 22:10:50 /
New 2014 Citroen DS3 Series Showcased
The Citroen DS sub-brand the Citroen DS3 2014 has been revamped and it looks fresh with two new engines and a new safety kit. One of the engines is capable of producing an astonishing 94mpg. The new headlights are only standard in the high-spec sports model, but one can optionally have them in the DStyle and DSign versions.Photo 1: CITROEN
The new headlights consist of Xenon lights with LED and according to Citroen the lights inspired by the concept car consume a stupendous 35% less on dipped beam and on the main it consumes 75% less. The life spans of the LED units are a tremendous 20,000 hours, which is 20 times higher than the halogen of the old school. In the DS3 the LED lights are offered as a standard feature at the back.
The DS3 Powertrain now has been joined by two new engines of 1.6 L and it is for the 2014 model year and further models. The BlueHDi 100 Turbodiesel has been the greenest choice which, according to Citroen offers a fuel economy of 94mpg while it emits just 79g/km of carbon which is the supermini class’s lowest. There is another BlueHDi 120 Turbo diesel, but more powerful, delivering an extra 20bhp but its economy rate is just 78mpg and 94g/km. However, there is a 4% reduction in the CO2 emission overall versus the outgoing DS3 diesel models and the NOx emissions has been reduced to a whopping 90%. According to Citroen, some European market will also have the 1.2 L offering 36mpg and 95g/km model and it will be offered with a 5-speed automatic transmission.Photo 2: New 2014 Citroen DS3 Series Showcased