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Thursday, 20 July 2017

DS Automobiles launches a new trim level, the Connected Chic version, with £200 extra kit.

  • DS Automobiles launches Connected Chic, a new, well-specified and attractive DS 3 trim level
  • The new Connected Chic trim level is a blend of outstanding style and the latest technological equipment
  • The new model is positioned at just £900 above the Chic trim level, but has over £2,000 worth of additional equipment for less overall cost
  • DS 3 Connected Chic is available from £16,115 and is arriving in UK showrooms soon
A new range model of the popular DS 3 is being introduced – the Connected Chic is the new trim level from premium French brand DS Automobiles. The new DS 3 Connected Chic model offers a perfect mix of stylish design and class with up to date technological features. 
Positioned between the Chic and Performance Line trim levels, DS 3 Connected Chic is an excellent investment for discerning customers, priced just £900 over the Chic trim level version, it features a generous specification of equipment valued at over £2,000.
These standard-equipped features include 17 inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, Contrast Pack (bi-tone paint including black roof and door mirror paint finish), Basalt trim, dark tinted windows, satellite navigation, Mirror Screen with Mirror Link® and Apple CarPlayTM , car alarm and automatic air conditioning.

DS 3 Connected Chic is available from £199/month with 36 monthly payments, conditions apply and details are available online at: http://www.dsautomobiles.co.uk/ds-models/ds-3/design/ds-3-connected-chic#
Engine availability
DS 3 Connected Chic is available with a range of efficient, powerful and award-winning engines in terms of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption:

  • PureTech 82 petrol engine manual
  • PureTech 110 petrol engine* with S&S (Stop&Start system) manual
  • PureTech 110 S&S petrol engine* with EAT6 (Efficient Automatic Transmission with 6-speeds)
  • BlueHDi 100 Diesel engine with S&S manual
* The turbocharged PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine won the International Engine of the Year award in 2017, for its class for engines between 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre capacity, for the third consecutive year running.
Equipment availability
The new DS 3 Connected Chic is a fine balance of engineering and technology, offering DS luxury design, sporty drive and latest technology, and a distinctive combination of features including:

  • 17-inch black diamond-cut 'Aphrodite' alloy wheels
  • Bi-tone exterior colour
  • Mirror Screen with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink
  • Navigation from the 7-inch colour touchscreen
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Black theme – high-end gloss black paint finish on dashboard, Basalt Black ‘Rayados’ cloth trim, gloss black centre console, gloss black interior door handle surrounds and dark tinted rear windows.
Standard equipment items over Chic
Optional choices
Exterior equipment
  • 17-inch black diamond-cut ‘Aphrodite’ alloy-wheels
  • LED front fog lights
  • Black contrast pack (bi-tone paint, including roof colour painted door mirrors)
  • Black centre wheels caps
  • 17-inch black diamond-cut ‘Bellone’ alloy wheels
  • Chrome door mirrors
  • Roof graphic and carpet mats (Zebra, Urban Tribe, Plane, Flower, Graphic Art, Pixel)
  • DS LED Vision Xenon headlamps
Interior equipment
  • Basalt Black ‘Rayados’ cloth
  • Gloss black centre console
  • Gloss black interior door handle surrounds
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Front armrest
  • Basalt Black ‘Dinamica’ premium cloth sports seats
  • Basalt Black ‘Akinen’ Alcantara® and cloth
  • Basalt Black ‘Akinen’ Alcantara® and Emerald Green Cloth
  • Basalt Black leather
  • Basalt Black and Sand Beige leather
In-car entertainment
  • Satellite navigation
  • MirrorScreen with Mirror Link® and Apple CarPlay
Comfort and convenience
  • Automatic air-conditioning
  • Rear parking sensors – standard equipment on automatic versions
  • Electrically heated / folding mirrors
  • Auto-dimming electrochrome rear view mirror
  • Automatic lights
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Space saver spare wheel
Safety and security
  • Alarm / DS Connect Box emergency & assistance system

Colour availability
DS 3 Connected Chic is available with solid, metallic and pearlescent paint finishes with themed Black roof:

  • Polar White body colour with Black roof
  • Ruby Red body colour with Black roof
  • Sapphire Green body colour with Black roof
  • Perla Nera Black body and roof colour
  • Pearl White body colour with Black roof
Each colour is available with the Black Contrast pack, including Black door mirrors, and Black wheel centre-finishers; Solid and Metallic paint is £495, with Pearlescent paint at £730.
  • PureTech 82 manual: £16,115 OTR
  • PureTech 110 S&S manual: £17,395 OTR
  • Pure Tech 110 S&S EAT6 auto: £18,915 OTR
  • BlueHDi 100 S&S manual: £17,975 OTR
DS 3 is the most-popular model in the DS Automobiles’ product line-up, with over 400,000 sold worldwide and more than a quarter (over 100,000) with customers in the UK.