The New DS 3 is a subtle facelift of the DS 3 Crossback with new 54kWh battery

Ivan, 27 September 2022

Stellantis marked Paris Fashion Week, Womenswear Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2023 with the announcement of the new DS 3, a subtle facelift and name-change of the DS 3 Crossback.

The design is the bigger talking point in Stellantis' presentation of the new DS 3, though the changes are hardly groundbreaking. The grille is restyled with emphasis on gloss black with subtle chromed-diamond tips. The DS Wings have been tweaked to join the grille and headlamps.

Speaking of the headlamps, they have a more dynamic design on the inside with bigger LEDs - two LED lines are vertically-arranged on either side of the front.

The New DS 3 E-TENSE The New DS 3 E-TENSE
The New DS 3 E-TENSE

There's a new spoiler designed to improve the car's aerodynamic performance. The wheels are new as well, both the 17 and 18-inch bring improvements to efficiency.

Finally, on the design front, there are seven body colors in opaque, metallic, and pearlescent finishes. There are two new pearlescent colors for the new DS 3 - the flagship Diva Red, a three-layer color that's exclusive to the car, and Lacquered Grey.

The New DS 3 E-TENSE The New DS 3 E-TENSE
The New DS 3 E-TENSE

The new DS 3 E-TENSE has a slightly bigger 54kWh battery (50.8kWh usable) with liquid cooling and a heat pump. It recharges either at a DC 100kW (0-80% in 25 minutes) or at AC 11kW (0-100% in 5 hours). The powertrain has 156hp (115kW) and 260Nm. DS claims a WLTP combined cycle of up to 402km and more than 500km in city traffic, where the new DS 3 can leverage the efficiency of its motor, its ability to recover energy, and the heat pump and thermal pre-conditioning, as well as the new, more efficient LED lights and lowered ground clearance.

The new DS 3 is manufactured in Stellantis' Poissy Plant in Paris and will start at €41,700. Orders will open on 27 September through DS' online store or its 171 physical stores.

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