The Citroen DS3 is the French manufacturer's challenge to the Alfa Romeo MiTo and MINI Cooper superminis. Based on the standard Citroen C3, the DS3 has a classier interior and offers a much more exuberant driving experience. The available engines range from an efficient, road tax-exempt 89bhp diesel to a 1.6-litre petrol turbo that produces 153bhp. There was also a top-of-the-range Citroen DS3 Racing, but only 200 were sold in the UK, so good luck getting your hands on of those.
The interior is modern and stylish, reflecting the DS3's clearly excellent all-round performance. The Citroen DS3 is available in four main specifications – entry-level DSign, mid-range DStyle, the self-explanatory DSport and top-of-the-range Ultra Prestige.