French manufacturers, Citroen, have teamed up with Benefits Cosmetics to create two special edition DS3 model with a third special edition likely to be on it's way. The new special editions are based on the D Sign and D Style trim level DS3 vehicles.
Targeted at the female market, the Citroen company's new special edition DS3 entry level D Sign model has been inspired by the Benefit Cosmetic signature 'Benetint' red lip and cheek stain. It features a ruby red exterior finish with contrasting white roof and wing mirrors, plus chrome detailing on the vehicle's 17 inch alloy wheels, denoting it as a special edition model.
Inside, the D Sign gains several visual changes such as a white dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap, plus Alcantara detailing on the seats. Bespoke black velour carpet mats with red piping and red Benefit logo and aluminium pedals complete the inside styling changes. Outside, Citroen have added LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, Bluetooth and USB connectivity as an option for the model, adding £2,300 over the standard model's premium.
Power for the vehicle comes from an 82 brake horse power 1.2 litre VTi petrol engine connected to a five speed manual gearbox as in the original DS3 model.
Peugeot Citroen's new D Style based special edition has been inspired by the Benefit Cosmetics company's 'They're Real!' mascara. It's marked out by a distinctive metallic grey finish along with an orange roof and door mirrors.
The vehicle also features 17 inch black alloy wheels and dark tinted windows to complete the look. Inside, the model gains gloss black detailing on the dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap. Bespoke black velour carpet mats with orange piping and orange Benefit logo, aluminium pedals and Alcantara trim on the seats also feature in this variant.
Power for the D Style special edition comes from a more powerful 120 brake horse power 1.6 VTi litre turbocharged engine with manual gearbox.
Both models gain the Benefit logo badge signatures on the rear, whilst the company's trademark 'Gabbi's head' motif appears on the 'shark fin' B-pillars and the body colour coordinated key fob. Benefit beauty products and a special make up bag, designed to fit in the glove box, is also included with every model.
The new Citroen DS3 Benefit special edition superminis start at £14,795 for the D Sign variant or £16,795 for the D Style variant and a third special edition model has been confirmed for later this year in summer.