21 Jan 2016
DS 3 WINS DIESEL CAR USED CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016
Just days after DS Automobiles unveiled New DS 3 & DS 3 Cabrio at the Louvre in Paris, the current DS 3 has been named Used Car of the Year 2016 by an expert panel of judges from Diesel Car magazine. The premium supermini also scooped the Best Used Small Car title in the annual awards.
DS 3 has just been announced as the winner of Diesel Car magazine’s Used Car of the Year Award 2016. The panel of judges cited both the model’s style and performance as major factors in the decision.Talking about the award, Diesel Car magazine’s Editor and Publisher, Ian Robertson, commented; "Its stylish looks and entertaining handling make it a thoroughly desirable little hatchback. It’s our best used car of 2016."
Similar thinking was behind the car’s victory in the Small Car category. “It’s got the looks, the handling and it’s cheap to run, while the DS 3’s fresh face stands out from the used car crowd,” said Robertson.
DS 3 has been turning heads ever since its launch in 2010. The stylish Parisian supermini has similarly proved a popular choice with new car awards judges thanks to its strength of personality, unique styling and range of personalisation options. Now it’s winning used car awards too.
Martin Gurney, PSA UK’s Director of Fleet & Used Vehicles, said; “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award, this is testament not only to the many technical and visual qualities of DS 3, but also to its appeal in the longer term. It is of the utmost importance to the DS brand to offer cars that don’t just grab your attention when they’re launched, they have to remain avant-garde, practical and relevant throughout their lifespan, so this award means a lot to us.”
Examples of every car sold in the UK were carefully examined by the Diesel Car judges, with winners announced in eight sub-categories. The judges assessed each car for all-round ability, value for money, fitness for purpose, as well as affordability. But there could only be one winner, so the expert panel crowned DS 3 as the overall best used car buy for 2016.
The Used Car of the Year Awards issue of Diesel Car magazine goes on sale today, 21 January 2016.
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A French brand born in Paris, DS Automobiles was officially founded on 1 June 2014. Its stated ambition is to revive the tradition of premium vehicles in the French automotive industry. Drawing on the very best of French know-how, DS Automobiles perpetuates the values of innovation and distinction inherited from the first DS, launched in 1955. Designed for customers looking for a means to express themselves as individuals, the DS range now comprises DS 3, DS 3 Cabrio, New DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback, New DS 5, DS 5LS* and DS 6*. The DS range stands out with exceptional styling, sensations and refinement down to the last detail, together with premium materials and advanced technology such as the Hybrid4x4 hybrid diesel drive train available on New DS 5. Marketed in Europe in DS Stores and dedicated showroom areas in the CITROËN network, DS has its own network of sales outlets in China. For customers, DS has come to represent a brand experience that goes beyond the product to include a range of exclusive premium services. The brand has sold more than 600,000 vehicles since launch. www.dsautomobiles.co.uk. Follow the latest DS news via @DS_UK_Official.
*Available in China only