2010 Top Gear Awards: Small Car of the Year
'The DS3 is the car that will lift Citroen right out of the Happy Shopper Basket of Doom'
Posted: 08 Feb 2011
If that turns out to be the case, then this small hatchback will be the car that saves Citroen. A car that demonstrates via sales figures that small and useful don't need to be predictable, that cheap needn't be dowdy. It's brilliant, this little DS3. You could draw an obscure allegory to our Awards location: Citroen, like China, has been a slumbering commercial giant just waiting for the little ember that sparks the whole lot into vibrant, powerful life. For China, it's been the opening up of world trade. For Citroen, it could be something as simple as having a car as easy to fall for as the DS3. No mean feat for a flouncy little hatchback, now, is it?