2023 DS3 facelift – two petrols, revised EV powertrain for compact crossover; EV vary as much as 398 km WLTP

The facelifted DS 3 compact crossover has made its debut, persevering with to convey each absolutely electrical and inside combustion powertrains – as with the pre-facelift mannequin – from launch forward of its public premiere scheduled to be on the Paris Motor Present.

Constructed solely in Poissy, France, the DS 3 brings gentle revisions to an exterior that already wrought appreciable aptitude, with adjustments notably to its entrance fascia the place the vertical DRLs and headlamps have been mildly revised, and the grille too has been up to date to function its pins with extra prominence.

Seen in profile, the aesthetic adjustments are much more sparing, and the pure EV E-Tense variant will get a brand new wheel design in 17- and 18-inch sizes. The kink within the character line throughout entrance and rear doorways continues to function, as does the reverse ‘shark fin’ on the base of the rear door window.

Mechanical specification for the zero-emissions DS 3 E-Tense is the place the adjustments to the DS3 are extra obvious, the place the EV will get a totally new electrical motor in keeping with the DS Cars; this operates at 400 volts and produces 155 hp and 260 Nm of torque, up from the 136 PS of earlier than whereas torque output stays the identical.

Vitality storage has been marginally elevated with the DS 3 facelift. In comparison with the 50 kWh battery of the pre-facelift mannequin, now that includes a 54 kWh battery (51 kWh usable capability) that beneficial properties thermal management by liquid circulation and a warmth pump to enhance vary and lifespan.

The DS 3 facelift can take as much as 100 kW DC charging, which permits a 0-80% replenishing of its battery in half-hour, or 11 kW AC charging that allows a 0-100% cost in 5 hours and 45 minutes. This yields 398 km of vary on the WLTP cycle, up from the 300 km determine of the pre-facelift.

For the inner combustion powertrain line-up, the facelifted DS 3 is obtainable with a selection of two petrol powertrains; the PureTech 100 with six-speed guide transmission, and the PureTech 130 with an eight-speed automated. Compared to the pre-facelift vary, the PureTech petrol variants are closest to the variations of the 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine which output 100 PS or 130 PS.

The inside of the DS 3 facelift basically carries over the aesthetic of the pre-facelift mannequin’s cabin, replete with its angular, diamond-like cues. The driving force will get a seven-inch instrument panel and a head-up show whereas infotainment comes courtesy of a ten.3-inch high-definition central display screen.

The setup provides the DS Iris System linked navigation and clever voice recognition capabilities, which permits a customisation of the central display screen, and system mirroring can now be accomplished wirelessly.

Energetic security within the DS 3 facelift comes courtesy of DS Drive Help, providing Stage 2 assisted driving by combining adaptive cruise management with stop-and-go perform and lane protecting help. The Energetic Security Brake system, or autonomous emergency braking, detects cyclists and pedestrians as well as different autos, whereas prolonged site visitors signal recognition detects posted velocity limits in addition to chosen street indicators.

The total vary of the DS 3 facelift will get linked companies through the MyDS app, which, within the case of the total EV E-Tense, exhibits the vary and state of cost, and provides management of programming and thermal pre-conditioning. This additionally permits the person to go looking a navigation vacation spot and ship it to the automobile, whereas a Journey Planner perform highlights charging places.

Ranging from the bottom Efficiency Line trim stage with the PureTech 100 Guide at 25,900 kilos sterling (RM136,865), the vary in the UK additionally contains the Efficiency Line +, Rivoli and range-topping Opera trim ranges, which maxes out with the E-Tense powertrain model at 42,700 kilos sterling (RM225,707) for the UK market.

In Malaysia, the pre-facelift DS 3 Crossback (the up to date mannequin drops the Crossback moniker) was sighted in the direction of the tip of 2021, although that mannequin didn’t make its native debut. This was earlier than Citroën and DS manufacturers turned to the Bermaz umbrella; may the facelifted DS 3 make it to our market this time?