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UK: Citroen DS3 wins Top Gear 'Car of the Year Award'

By SYF77 on 18 Dec 2010

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The CitroŽn DS3 has won Top Gear Magazine's Car of the Year Award. The magazine arm of the highly-successful BBC automotive show Top Gear also crowned the French minicar the Small Car of the Year.

The magazine wrote of the DS3 in its pages:

"DS3 has pulled off that heady mix of ability, excitement and affordability that's impossible to ignore. It walks so many fine lines so delicately and so comprehensively that it's hard to find a chink in the armour. The Top Gear Car of the Year is a small, thoughtful, affordable, stylish, fun little hatchback. It's the people's champion."
It is speculated that Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, known for his contempt for French cars, wasn't deeply involved in the selection. "Considering the fierce competition, it is a fantastic achievement for DS3 to win the top accolade," said Linda Jackson, managing director of CitroŽn UK, said the release.

In Singapore, the DS3 is available with two 1.6L engine options - one normally aspirated, one turbocharged. Both engines are co-developed with BMW. Whilst the force fed motor in the THP variant churns out 156bhp and 240Nm, the VTi model makes do with 120bhp and 160Nm. The base VTI version is mated to a conventional four speed auto gearbox while the hotter THP model gets a six speed manual tranny.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Friendstar Dec 18 2010 10:39 PM
obviously no one gives a damn
Halo111094 Dec 25 2010 04:56 PM
It's better than those honda fit's,jass'es amd the mini's
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