Latest Citroen DS3 by Benefit launched

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1 Jul, 2014 9:42am Jordan Bishop

Special DS3 Noire is the third limited-run Citroen developed in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics, starting from £14,995

Not content with having teamed up for two special edition DS3s already, Citroen and Benefit Cosmetics UK are back with a third limited-run take on the three-door supermini. It’s called the DS3 DSign Noire by Benefit, and has gone on sale for upwards of £14,995 – £2,380 more than the entry-level 82bhp 1.2-litre VTi manual-shift Citroen on which it’s based. 

For this you’ll get revised styling inspired by Benefit’s new They’re Real! Gel Liner, which launches alongside the new Citroen. Design cues taken from the eyeliner include a ‘Perla Nera’ metallic black paint scheme, combined with 17-inch black ‘Bellone’ alloys and a fishnet-design roof graphic.

Elsewhere, the cosmetics brand has made its presence known with Benefit Orange door mirror and wheel centre caps, while the company’s ‘Gabbi’s head’ logo features in grey on the DS3’s semi-concealed B pillars.

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This stylised Benefit badge also makes its way onto the gloss black dashboard, and the Mistral ‘Akinen’ Alcantara and Mistral Cloth sports seats are also added. Bespoke black velour floor mats complete the rather dark look, although they also gain Benefit Orange piping and company logo.

Citroen has fitted the DS3 DSign Noire by Benefit with LED Signature 3D effect rear taillights and LED daytime running lights. Plus, there are chrome surrounds for the front fog lights and a similar finish on the front grille, too.

Inside, standard kit from the French manufacturer comes in the form of air con, Bluetooth and a USB socket, as well as a HIFI System Audio Upgrade, which adds a dash-mounted acousted speaker and integrated subwoofer in the boot.

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