If you are looking for a stylish city car, there is one coming to the UK in May. The latest car to introduce by the successful partnership between French model and business woman Inès de la Fressange and French carmaker Peugeot-Citroën is the DS 3 Inès De La Fressange Limited Edition. Designed by Inès’ namesake design house – Inès de la Fressange Paris, the car re-iterates the style-centric designs DS range known for.
Red, white and blue are national colors for both France and UK, so in that regard, DS didn’t have to worry about the color palette. And finishes in these three colors make their appearance all over the car. The exterior is painted in contrasting colors Ink Blue for body and Opal White for the roof. On the outside the door mirror covers and wheel center are caps are in “Inès” red. The “airmail” livery design on the rear window pillar completes the exterior finishes.
The same Granit Blue grained leather upholstery appeared on previous Peugeot-Citroën versions once again make its appearance on this version. Other design elements include signature badges, carpet mats, embossed headrest covers, leather steering wheel and gear knob. I don’t remember other versions getting a luxury leather travel bag, this one, however, getting a bespoke bag named, Voyageur, matching the interior theme.
“We aim to offer bespoke models and cultivate rarity so that each customer finds in their DS vehicle a touch that resembles them. Our Limited Edition models enhance our range of exceptional products, so finding two identical models is quite the challenge,” stated DS exec, Yves Bonnefont.
The car comes equipped with lots of cool stuff useful for city driving. Standard DS3 specifications include DS LED Vision, Mirror Screen with Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link, DAB digital radio, sat-nav, and the Convenience Pack (automatic lights & wipers, electrically heated & folding door mirrors, front armrest & auto-dimming rearview mirror).
DS limited edition comes with three power options to choose from – PureTech 110 PS S&S in manual, a 6-speed automatic, and a BlueHDi diesel 100 PS S&S with a manual transmission. The PureTech 110 PS is perfect for a city car, as stop-start driving in traffic is unavoidable.
The DS 3 Inès De La Fressange is limited to just 200 units. The PureTech 110 manual is priced £20,310 and the automatic £21,830. The BlueHDi carries a £20,890 price tag.