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Citroen, or DS Automobiles if we follow the company line and drop the name Citroen, hasn't sold a proper hot version of its DS3 since the low-volume DS3 Racing almost six years ago.
But even Citroen must have been surprised at the success of the DS3, which turned out to be nothing short of a sensation doing much to invigorate and redefine the marque.
The aim is to add more premium appeal to the line-up by shedding the Citroen moniker - and the DS3 should give the new brand some real impetus.
Expect to pay somewhere in the PS15,000 to PS20,000 bracket for your DS3 Cabrio, so you're looking at a premium of around PS2,500 over the fixed-top version that many will assume this car is at first glance.
Now there's a way to get behind the wheel of the DS3 for less money as the DS3 DSTYLE (82bhp) 1.2-litre VTi is currently available with a deposit of PS189 and monthly payments of PS189.
The three-cylinder PureTech petrol engine has already been lauded in the press for its sterling service in the Peugeot 308, so a 110PS version appearing in the DS3 is a welcome addition to the range, especially in place of the previous, naturally aspirated 120PS VTi unit.
All in, the DS3 BlueHDi 120 delivers a very sharp driving experience for what is ostensibly an eco special.
The ability to personalise the DS3 in almost inexhaustible ways means that it has become a major competitor to the British-built MINI.
The DS3 is getting an uprated 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine that makes it not only livelier on the road but also more economical.
The second special edition, the DS3 DSTYLE by Benefit, is inspired by 'They're Real!' mascara and powered by a VTi 120 engine.