In the end, it didn’t take long. A few hours after the dissemination of images showing the restyled version of the DS 3 Crossback on the street, the French premium brand of Stellantis lifts the veil on what it calls “New DS 3”. As the last ds 7, the restyled version of the urban crossover now dispenses with the “Crossback” badging. Aesthetically, the differences are not obvious. The shape of the optics does not change but the front shields become more prominent and less rounded. These shields sport new LED strips under the optics (present as standard), whose style is inspired by those of the DS 7 or the recent DS 4. These modifications allow the step to improve the SCx of the car up to 7.6% compared to the DS 3 Racerback aerodynamics.
If the interior also evolves only with small tweaks on an aesthetic level, it benefits from significant improvements on a technological level. The DS 3 has a new infotainment system. The central screen is still 10.3 inches but benefits from a much more efficient operating system, similar to that of the recent DS 4 and other DS 7s. The car also features the DS Iris System for voice recognition inaugurated by the DS 4. The interior still benefits from high-end finishes, with a leather-wrapped dashboard and various personalization options across the range. In addition to the now essential Level 2 semi-autonomous driving systems (Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping System), the DS 3 also offers the option of 360-degree cameras and automatically detects speed limit signs.
Gasoline, diesel or electric
DS ultimately opted to keep the diesel engine option on this new DS 3, available with a 130-horsepower BlueHDI mated to an automatic gearbox. There are also two petrol versions, a 100-horsepower manual gearbox and a 130-horsepower automatic gearbox. But it is the electric version that is the most advanced: it uses the new engine presented a few days ago in the Peugeot E-308, with a 156-horsepower electric motor coupled to batteries with a gross power of 54 kWh (50.8 kWh net). . Compared to the old 136-horsepower, 50-kWh powertrain, performance and range are increased. Thanks to a mixed consumption officially limited to 12.6 kWh per 100 km according to the WLTP standard, DS announces a range of 402 kilometers and even 500 kilometers in urban use. The car comes with a heat pump as standard and the fast charging power is still limited to 100 kW, which allows it to go from 0 to 80% storage in 25 minutes (with a maximum charging power of 11 kW in alternating current in the home). ).
€3000 more expensive
Compared to the DS 3 Crossback which is currently listed from €27,000 in the brand configurator, the prices of the DS 3 are going up. The addition will start at €30,100 for the 100bhp petrol version with a manual gearbox, or €33,100 for the 130bhp variant with an automatic gearbox. The diesel will start at €34,700 and the electric E-Tense at €41,700. With the ecological bonus of €6,000, the latter will cost €35,700. Like the DS 7, the DS 3 will be on display at the Paris Motor Show starting October 17. Orders will open on September 27.
Caradisiac, partner of the Paris Motor Show
As in 2018, Caradisiac is once again a partner in 2022 of the Mondial de l’Auto which will take place in Paris from October 17 to 23. Caradisiac’s editorial team will thus move to its own stand for the duration of the show to analyse, dissect, photograph and film all the new models. And this, of course, will also be an opportunity for you to come, as you are used to, to meet our journalists. What new or used car to buy? They will answer all your questions. Until then, we will give you in Caradisiac all the information that we have been able to obtain from the manufacturers about their new models.
Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles
When ? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (day reserved for the press on Monday 17)
What time? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day; Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
the essay news It will take place in the hall from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
How much ? Two differentiated rates between the week and the weekend for adults (€16 and €20); for children from 7 to 17 years old: €8 and €10 (ie 50% discount).
Free entry for children under 7 years old.
How ?Taking tickets by connecting to https://mondial.paris/ticketing. Purchase also possible at the reception desks in Hall 5.1 (depending on the number of places remaining)