- 200,000th Citroën DS3 rolls off the production line at Poissy plant in France
- DS3 was first launched in Europe in 2010; now available in Russia, China & South America
- The 200,000th model was a DS3 THP 155, destined for a customer in Spain
The 200,000th DS3 has just rolled off the production line at the Poissy plant in France, a significant milestone for the success of the model, which was the first of the distinctive DS line.
DS3 was launched in Europe in March 2010, followed by Russia later that year, Argentina in 2011, Brazil in the first half of this year and China in the second half of 2012.
Alongside the main DS3 range, special editions that grabbed the public’s attention have included the powerful DS3 Racing; the chic DS3 by Orla Kiely and the luxury DS3 Ultra Prestige. Meanwhile, Citroën Racing’s continued success in the DS3 WRC adds to the dynamic credentials of the car. In 2013, the launch of DS3 Cabrio, a new soft-top version of DS3, will further enhance the appeal of the popular model line.
The head-turning style and creative technology of DS3 has also received official recognition, with a string of awards including Top Gear Magazine ‘Car of the Year’ for 2010 and Diesel Car Magazine ‘Car of the Year’ in 2011.