Citroen has introduced DS3 Ultra Prestige to its UK range just months
after the model premiered at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to celebrate
DS3’s ongoing sales success. A bold foray into the world of luxury, DS3
Ultra Prestige combines sophisticated style, premium specification and
all the distinctive personality of the DS line.
Powered by a punchy THP 155 petrol engine or a fuel and CO2
efficient e-HDi 110 diesel with Stop & Start, prices start from £20,700.
Specific to the DS line, DS3 Ultra Prestige’s front seats are fitted
with ‘watchstrap’ design seat upholstery in ‘Club’ leather. The leather
itself is of a quality typically reserved for handcrafted ‘made to
order’ creations. A mark of the model’s exceptional quality, the front
seats also sport a ‘crescendo’ colour effect that is entirely new to the
automotive sector. Inspired by the world of fashion - and made using a
process specially created for Ultra Prestige - the colour of the leather
on the front seats gradually changes from white at the top of the seat
back to black on the seat base.
The dashboard strip is covered in ‘Alpine’ white leather, embossed
with the DS signature. The colour of the dials also matches the white of
the interior detailing. There are ultra-thick protective mats, braided
with double top-stitching in contrasting colours. As an extra touch of
luxury, leather trim is also fitted to the door panels and central
Based on the already generously equipped DSport trim level, DS3 Ultra
Prestige is available with a choice of two striking body colours - Polar
White and Thorium Grey - and feature a sports spoiler, dark-tinted side
and rear windows and 17” charcoal-grey alloy wheels. The ‘Ultra
Prestige’ graphic that covers the model’s black roof with the DS
insignia, provides a range of subtle contrasts, shifting from matt to
gloss as the light changes. There is also a ‘Dark Chrome Signature’
option, including black door mirrors with dark chrome base, dark chrome
side rubbing strips, front grille surround, front fog light surrounds
and an insert on the rear number plate moulding.
Adding to the DSport’s equipment specification that already includes
automatic digital air conditioning and a Bluetooth® enabled
Hi-Fi system, DS3 Ultra Prestige gains Citroën’s integrated MyWay colour
satellite navigation system, rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps
and windscreen wipers, electrically heated and folding door mirrors and
an electrochrome rear view mirror.
DS3 Ultra Prestige is powered by a choice of two refined and
efficient engines - a petrol THP 155 6-speed manual and a diesel e-HDi
110 Airdream 6-speed manual. The e-HDi 110 features Citroën’s innovative
micro-hybrid technology with Stop & Start, which achieves 74.4mpg on a
combined cycle and emits just 99g of CO2/km - delivering the
perfect combination of elegant style and impressive eco-credentials.
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