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2012-03-05 07:47

SO VERY NOIR: Citroen's DS3 Ultra Prestige celebrates the sport model's local success.

Citroen South Africa is toasting the success of its sprightly DS3 with a limited edition, extra luxurious, DS3 THP155 Ultra Prestige version.

The special edition, says Citroen, “combines strong colours, beautiful materials, striking features and a host of advanced technology”. The DS3 155 THP Ultra Prestige is scheduled to arrive in South Africa within months.

Didier Gerard, MD of Citroen South Africa, told Wheels24: "Improving on a car that is so highly regarded is something from which many might shy but Citroen has managed it with a model that has every feature you could ever want in a new car."
Among the car's stand-out features are its front seats finished in a leather watch-strap design whose colour gradually changes from white at the top of the seat to black on the squab.


Inspired by the fashion world, Citroen calls this the “crescendo” effect and claims it as a first for the automotive sector.

CRESCENDO EFFECT: The DS3 Ultra Prestige's front seats show off a "watchstrap" leather pattern with a clever graduating colour effect.

The fascia is finished in Alpine white leather embossed with the DS3 logo and the colour of the dials matches the white detailing of the cabin. Leather trim is also used for the door panels and central armrest.

Based on the top-level Sport trim, the Ultra Prestige is available in two body colours – white with a black roof or, well, the other way around.

It is also fitted with a roof spoiler, tinted glass and 17” grey alloy rims.


Citroen SA also offers a "dark chrome" signature option which has black external mirrors with a dark chrome base and dark chrome bump strips, grille and front-fog light surrounds - even a dark chrome insert in the rear number plate moulding.

Standard features on the Ultra Prestige include auto aircon, Bluetooth audio, satnav, rear parking radar, auto headlights and windscreen wipers and an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror.

The DS3 Ultra Prestige has Citroen’s 115kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and a six-speed manual transmission.  

VTi 120 Style - R216 400
VTi 120 Style (Sport Pack) - R233 400
VTi 120 Style Auto (Sport Pack) - R248 400
THP 150 Sport - R268 400
THP 155 Ultra Prestige - R296 400
Racing - R399 900

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