• Feb 5, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Citroen DS3 concept

Citroen announced plans earlier this week to revive the DS nameplate for a line of mid-range premium models based on the new C3, C4 and C5. Germany's AutoBild decided the world couldn't wait for the Geneva Motor Show debut of the Citroen DS3, and published a few images of the concept a few weeks early.

What you see here is more than just a styling exercise. According to early reports, the concept, which is officially called the DS3 Inside, is very close to the production version due to arrive in Europe as a 2010 model. With underpinnings pulled from the new C3, Citroen is likely to offer a range of gasoline and diesel powerplants ranging from 1.2- to 2.0-liters.

Expect more information to follow in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, check out the gallery of the Citroen DS3 below.

UPDATE:
More official images of the Citroen DS3 Inside Concept added to gallery.


[Source: AutoBild via Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I was hope it would remotely look like the original. This looks kinda like a piggy bank on wheels to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a non retro mini copper. Its really cool looking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's Cooper, not copper
      • 5 Years Ago
      The flipping sound I heard in the background while reading this article must have been Flaminio Bertoni spinning in his grave.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaminio_Bertoni
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this car related in anyway to the Suzuki SX4 crossover? I can spot a few hints of the SX4 in this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Certainly not deserving of the "DS" nameplate, IMO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. Well that gaping maw makes this concept look a little more like its Peugeot cousins.

      This concept doesn't look out-of-this-world radical, nor does it really bring to mind the DS of the '50s-70s by resurrecting much of its particular styling.

      That said, it's nice-looking, I think. It's chunky, but fluid. And it certainly has a character to it. Not bad. But not quite what I was expecting.

      I wonder what the interior looks like. And will this have a new generation of hydropneumatic suspension?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not an icon, DS it is not, unless Decent Shape is what it stands for...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh damn. This is 100000x better looking than anything Kia has ever put out, including the Soul.

      I lust over this Citroen.

      :O
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very attractive other than the grill. This vehicle would give the Mini a run for it's money if it has decent drive train and suspension. Why can't we have more cool small cars in the US?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't it amazing that the original DS is now considered one of the world's most beautiful cars. I was a US dealer in the 60's and 70's and they were hard to sell because most Americans thought they were downright ugly. About the only chance we had was to take the prospect on an extended test ride (especially on a well know rough road in you area) and after explaining all the differences, let them drive. If you could get that far, then you might have a good chance of selling one. Once they had owned one for a while, most became loyal enthusiast and not only customers, but friends.
      It was fun while it lasted.
      Jack
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think that what citroen has done here is tantamount to 'digging up one's deceased grandmother and bringing her as your date to drunken gangbang!'
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jesus Christ! It's an insult to the name!
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