You are cruising on the motorway with the top of the car down, when all of a sudden the heavens decide to give the city a shower. And now you look quite stupid.
Say goodbye to this kind of situations with the DS3 Cabrio from Citroen. Rolling out on the early part of 2013, just before winter strikes, the DS3 Cabrio will feature a soft roof that you can retract even when you are running at 75 miles an hour.
The roof of the car will come in styles like DS Monogram, black, and infinite blue that can be matched with seven body finishes. The rear light will also feature a 3D signature that matches the unique running lights in front. The tailgate is also pretty complicated to describe but Citroen describes it having a cool opening action.
The roof can be fully closed in a matter of 16 seconds while running on speeds of up to 75 mph or 120 km/h. The car manufacturer claims that the cabin is quiet when the roof is shut. The structure for the soft top adds around 25 kilos to the weight of the car. The additional weight is very minimal compared to the usual gain for a hatch to a convertible setup.
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio can accommodate five adults. It is the only one in its segment that has that capacity and it also has the biggest compartment for its class.
Inside the DS3 Cabrio, the designers used LEDs on the ceiling console for some ambient lighting and some white light for the instrument cluster. There are also new choices for the upholstery including Akinen weft and Granit leather in blue.