2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio - Side2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio will make its first world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. This is the cabriolet version of the multi-award winning DS3 which uses intelligent design to make top-down driving considerably easier and more enjoyable.

The DS3 line-up was launched two years ago and immediately captured the hearts of many with its distinctive style and improved personalization options. Adding a convertible to the range, DS3 Cabrio doesn't lack all the hallmarks and thrills of DS3, but instead delivers even bolder styling, sophisticated refinement, extensive personalisation and enjoyable handling, combined with the pleasure of al-fresco driving.

Furthermore it will continue Citroen's personalization philosophy by offering three soft-top roof styles - black, Infinite blue and a DS Monogrammed design. An innovative 3D rear light signature and original tailgate opening action are some of the refinements included.

Being totally urban and contemporary, the DS3 Cabrio delivers to customers electrically operated roof up to motorway speeds, 5-seater cabin and a large boot, in fact – the largest in the class.

Furthermore, the French brand announced the first details of the Cabrio. It is 3.95 m long, 1.71 m wide and 1.46 m high. This basically means that it keeps the hatchback's compact and agile proportions.

All the unique styling choices are also retained. For example such are the "floating" two-tone roof and dynamic "shark fin", the sculpted front-end with its instantly recognisable LED daytime running light signature.

However, an innovation is the soft-top roof, which is a source of personalization either. It will be available in a range of colors and designs that add to the model's unique personality. In addition to this DS3 Cabrio can choose among seven body colors with the folding roof available in three designs - black, Infinite blue and DS Monogramme.

2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio - interior

The interior of this car includes white LED ambient lighting on the ceiling-mounted console, which in addition serves as a home to the roof opening control, white lighting around the instrument cluster and automatic air conditioning displays, high-end feel and outstanding acoustic comfort.

All-new upholstery is features, which includes Granit blue leather and Akinen weft available in Mistral (dark grey), Chic brown and Infinite blue. In color are made the decors on the dashboard strip, air vent surrounds and gear stick knob.

In particular, there are going to be available six decors: grey, Brillant black, white, Carbotech, Infinite blue and Moondust grey. The rear also features a new three-dimensional LED light signature.

An innovation here is the 3D LED tail-light technology. The central part of it is made of a rectangular set of 31 LEDs and semi-reflecting mirrors which reflect the light guide into infinity.

The 3D unit illuminates at night when the headlamps are turned on and in daylight during braking. A 15-LED blade on the upper part of the light emphasizes the 3D unit and serves as both side and stopping lights.

Another important detail in terms of innovations included is that the roof takes just 16 seconds to fully close up to speeds of 120km/h (75mph). Moreover, a button, positioned on the ceiling console, opens the roof to three positions: intermediate, horizontal and total.

Occupant space of the car perfectly fit for up to five adult. In addition, the DS3 Cabrio features the largest boot in its class estimated at 245-litres. The aerodynamics are identical to that of the hatchback. However some of the modifications here include adding a longer spoiler and aerodynamic deflectors on the quarter-light surrounds.

2014 Citroen DS3 Cabrio is going to be officially launched in the beginning of 2013.

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Source: Citroen