Citroen DS3 Is 2011 Diesel Car of the Year
In its first year on sale, DS3 has transformed the supermini sector with its modern styling, unique personality and rewarding driving dynamics, which have taken total sales over the 80,000 units mark.
“The Citroën DS3 has an ageless air about it, with a youthful exuberance that gives it a trendy appeal, but at the same time exuding an enduring quality and substance,” said Diesel Car editor, Ian Robertson. “The driving experience combined a secure, planted feel with a pert, grippy liveliness that makes it real fun behind the wheel.”
Since it was launched, the DS3 has received numerous accolades, including ‘Car of the Year’ from Top Gear magazine, ‘Small Car of the Year’ from Channel 5’s Fifth Gear and ‘Best Hot Hatch’ from CarBuyer. We can only hope that its new big brother, the high-riding DS4, will also be as well received, ensuring that Citroen continues with this blend of style and performance.
“It’s great to see DS3 winning yet more important and prestigious awards. We are dedicated to providing cars with both personality and real-world practicality and combining those attributes with engines that sparkle while putting economy and the environment at the forefront of our thinking. This is certainly the case with DS3 and it’s clearly recognised by the press and public alike,” explains Linda Jackson, Citroën UK’s Managing Director.