Facelift for the DS 3 Crossback: DS shortens the name and extends the range

The small crossover model DS 3 gets a makeover.

Facelift for the DS 3 Crossback: DS shortens the name and extends the range

The small crossover model DS 3 gets a makeover. The equipment and the range of the electric model benefit from this. In the case of combustion engines, this is thinned out.

DS Automobiles is now treating its entry-level model DS 3 Crossback, launched in 2019, to a makeover. In addition to some visual changes, the name was also reduced, the addition Crossback is omitted. On the drive side, an improved electric version is also worth mentioning.

The range of internal combustion engines, on the other hand, will be thinned out. In addition to the 1.3-liter three-cylinder with 74 kW/100 hp and six-speed manual transmission and the same-sized variant with 96 kW/130 hp and eight-speed automatic, there is now only the 1.5-liter diesel (96 kW/130 PS) to choose from. The petrol engine with 155 hp and the smaller diesel with 110 hp are no longer offered.

On the other hand, there will still be the battery-electric DS 3 E-Tense, whose new hybrid synchronous motor offers an output that has been increased by 15 kW/20 hp to 115 kW/156 hp. At the same time, the new drive should be more efficient. In the combined WLTP cycle, consumption drops to 12.6 kWh per 100 kilometers, which is why the unchanged 54 kWh battery with 50.8 kWh usable capacity should allow a range that has been increased from 340 to 400 kilometers.

In addition to the more efficient engine, a heat pump, new LED lights, aerodynamic optimization and thermal preconditioning are also responsible for the increase in range.

The new Vision LED matrix headlights (optional), a new daytime running light with two LED lines, a wider radiator grille and new colors and rear lights on a matt black background now ensure visual freshness.

Inside, the DS 3 offers a revised steering wheel. The new DS Iris infotainment system with a 10.3-inch touchscreen will also be standard on board in the future. Smartphones can now be connected to the infotainment system with Apple Carplay or Android Auto without a cable. Thanks to new cameras, a 360-degree all-round view is shown on the display. In addition, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and an emergency brake assistant for speeds of up to 85 km/h will be part of the standard equipment in the future.

The market launch for the revised DS 3 is at the beginning of 2023. Prices start at 26,740 euros or 30,040 euros for the petrol engine. The diesel costs around 33,000 euros, 40,540 euros are called for the E-Tense.

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