Citroen has joined forces with Benefit Cosmetics and developed two special edition DS3 superminis. The two models are based on D Sign and D Style trim levels, with prices starting from £14,795. A third special edition will be launched later in the year.
Targeted at the female market, the entry-level D Sign model has been inspired by Benefit’s signature red lip and cheek stain. A ruby red exterior finish, contrasting white roof and wing mirrors, plus chrome detailing on the 17-inch alloy wheels denote this as the special edition model. Inside, a white dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap, plus Alcantara detailing on the seats make up the visual changes.
Under the bonnet the 82bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine connected to the five-speed manual gearbox remains. Citroen has added LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, which warrant the added £2,300 over the standard model.
The styling of the more premium D Style special edition has been inspired by Benefit’s mascara, and is marked out by the distinctive metallic grey finish, orange roof and door mirrors. 17-inch black alloy wheels and dark tinted rear windows complete the look. Gloss black detailing inside and Alcantara trim on the seats are also fitted to the model.
The more powerful 120bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine is fitted to the D Style special edition, with prices starting from £16,795. Both models are on sale now.