The Citroen DS, better known as the ‘Goddess’, was the most advanced car of its time, both in terms of design and technology. It can take the credit for much of Citroen’s reputation today as an innovative, avant-garde manufacturer.
The DS’ core values are now set to make a comeback on the streets in the shape of a separate series. The already familiar Citroen C3, C4 and C5 are to be joined by the DS, a lifestyle-oriented spin-off based on the same technology.
The first in the series is the DS3, due to appear in 2010 as a fashionable version of the next-generation C3.
Measuring 3.95 metres in length and 1.71 metres in width, the DS3 is slightly larger in dimensions than its main target, Mini. Small cars for an upmarket lifestyle are currently booming, and so Citroen are hoping the DS3 will catch the mood of the time.View Comments