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Citroën's new DS3

Citroën has announced the new DS3 will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and one model will emit just 99g/km CO2.

The DS3 will be the first model from Citroën’s brand new DS line, a product range consisting of three models.

The DS3 will be available with a choice of five Euro V power plants consisting of two HDi diesel units and three BMW co-developed petrol engines.

The two HDi diesels – a 90bhp and an 110bhp – are fitted with Citroën’s DPFS (Diesel Particulate Filter System) and will deliver low CO2 emissions of just 99g/km and 115g/km. The three petrol engines – VTi 95, VTi 120 and THP 150 – will emit between 136/km and 160g/km.

The DS3 will also be available with an indicator which recommends the optimal moment for gear changes, with the aim of helping drivers to improve their fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Cruise control with a speed limiter will also be an option.

DS3 models will feature as standard ESP, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) as well as six airbags and Isofix anchor points on the rear side seats.

The DS3 will arrive in the UK in Spring 2010 . Details of the date, prices and further information will be announced nearer the time.

The DS3 will join Citroën’s latest vehicle range as the company continues its 90th birthday celebrations at the Frankfurt Motor Show which runs from 15th to the 27th of September.