A Citroën representative has told British magazine Autocar the DS3 Racing Cabrio could enter small production series.

A Citroën representative has told British magazine Autocar the DS3 Racing Cabrio could enter small production series.

Before deciding whether to green-light the model or not, Citroën is trying to figure out how many they should build and how these should be distributed. The production model is likely to come without the concept's watchstrap leather on the seats and the DS-styled child's seat.

Power of the DS3 Racing Cabrio will come from the same turbo 1.6-liter THP engine generating 202 bhp (150 kW). In terms of styling it should keep most of the cues seen on the concept, including the 19-inch glossy black alloys and the black chrome inserts on the handles, mirrors and boot trim.

The same Citroën source has indicated production of the cabrio will be lower than the coupe's. Initially, the French automaker built 1,000 units of the coupe but then doubled production to keep up with demand. They are probably estimating the cabriolet won't be that popular which is why production number will be of around 200 cars.

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