James May on the Citroen DS3
The Citroen DS was a true French goddess, so how divine (or Gallic, for that matter) is the new DS3? Le Capitain Lentement investigates...
Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Some have called this a ‘near premium' car, which sounds like cobblers to me and slightly insulting, like ‘largely competent' or ‘generally heterosexual'. In fact, Citroen is very premium, having made some of the most interesting cars in history and what remains the most radical car ever produced, the original DS of 1955.
So calling this a DS is bold. Now I don't know, because I wasn't born then, but I imagine that at the launch of the original DS there was a great deal of talk coming out of Citroen about hydraulic pressure, modern plastics, semi-automatic gearboxes and the like.