DS Automobiles and Givenchy have joined forces for a special edition DS3 created specifically for ladies.

Based on the facelifted DS3 which came out at the beginning of the year, the limited-run Givenchy Le MakeUp can be had both as a hatchback and cabriolet. Only 500 units will be available in U.K. and unsurprisingly the model targets the female crowd since more than half of DS3 buyers are women. The cars come with an Opaline White body contrasted by a Whisper Purple finish for the roof, side mirror caps, and wheel center caps.

What actually makes this limited-run model stand out from a regular DS3 is the interior which is home to a special compartment in the central armrest. That’s the place where women will have access to a Givenchy Le MakeUp kit complemented by LED courtesy mirrors created specifically for this variant. Inside that makeup kit are all the essentials for looking pretty while on the go, including a lipstick, mascara, face powder, and nail polish.

Based on the Elegance trim, the DS3 Givenchy comes generously equipped with black leather upholstery and a seven-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. The car rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and is fitted as standard with those fancy DS LED Vision Xenon headlights. Women will certainly be glad to hear DS Automobiles will sell the car with standard rear parking sensors and a hill-start assist system to avoid unpleasant situations.

To make the owner’s life easier, the DS3 Givenchy has automatic headlights, air conditioning, as well as heated and folding side mirrors. Moreover, the special edition is bundled with the DS Connect Box with emergency and assistance system in case something goes wrong.

It’s going to be powered exclusively by a turbocharged 110-hp, three-cylinder gasoline engine linked as standard to a manual gearbox. However, most likely women will pay extra and go for the optional six-speed automatic transmission which will be easier to live with.

On display at the DS World Paris starting today, the DS3 Givenchy hatchback costs £19,395 for the manual and £20,895 if you would rather have the automatic. For an open-top experience, the price increases to £21,695 for the DS3 Givenchy cabrio manual and to £23,195 for the automatic model.

Source: DS Automobiles UK

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DS Automobiles and Givenchy Le MakeUp have today announced a limited edition New DS 3, which will be available to order in the UK from 1 June 2016.

New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp will be on display at DS World Paris from 10 May to 7 June as part of an exclusive Givenchy Le MakeUp exhibition showcasing the brand’s iconic products and sources of inspiration.

Following the launch of New DS 3 earlier this year, DS Automobiles has revealed the New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp Limited Edition, which has been created with Givenchy Le MakeUp to redefine French luxury and elegance in automotive design.

The latest limited edition to join the New DS 3 range, New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp will be available as a hatchback and a Cabrio, either with a manual gearbox or the very latest EAT6 automatic transmission. All versions are powered by the DS brand’s award-winning PureTech 110 S&S 3-cylinder petrol engine.

Designed to appeal to customers looking for the ultimate in personal expression, only 500 examples will be available in the UK. Just over half of all DS 3 drivers are women, so this limited edition has been designed to meet the expectations of many modern day women, who are always on the go.

A bespoke Givenchy Le MakeUp kit is stored in a special compartment in the driver’s armrest inside the car and the spacious interior provides the perfect place where both the driver and the front passenger can apply and check their make-up before driving. Further enhanced by experiential technology – a signature of the DS brand – both courtesy mirrors feature special LED lighting developed exclusively for this limited edition to ensure the best possible illumination, day and night.

The unique styling of the car includes a textured white body colour called Opaline White. The exterior look is completed with stylish Givenchy Le MakeUp badges positioned on the doors, just in front of the ‘shark fin’ B-pillars.

The beautifully finished exterior perfectly complements the luxurious feel of the interior, which boasts a striking Rose Pink dashboard and premium black leather upholstery. Emphasising the overall harmony of the design, the rose pink colour of the dashboard can also be seen inside the driver’s arm rest.

The creation of two iconic French brands, New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp will be on display at DS World Paris between 10 May and 7 June, alongside a range of stylish products from Givenchy Le MakeUp.

"New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp expresses the finest expertise of two leading brands in one creation. Givenchy is a recognised name, embodying a distinctive, modern, creative approach to luxury and placing considerable emphasis on materials, textures and colours, just as we do. In short, it’s a brand with similar values, with which we have a great deal in common." Thierry Metroz, Design Director of DS Automobiles.

An iconic vehicle for unique customers

All the cars in the DS range are designed with personal expression in mind. From the exterior colours to the materials used in the cabin, the design team always put considerable thought into every detail to create unique and individual vehicles.

Reinventing the matt finish on this car’s bodywork, DS has used a new paint process for the very first time. The body features a new shade called Opaline White. The textured paint, which is not used by any other carmaker in the world, has a granular feel and a striking new finish that highlights the lines of the car. The DS signature Whisper Purple colour of the roof creates a striking contrast, and the car features the same purple colour on the door mirrors and for the wheel centre caps. The Cabrio features a black fabric soft-top and Whisper Purple for the roof surround.

The interior is home to a host of personalised touches. The protective floor mats even feature the limited edition Givenchy Le MakeUp logo. The central armrest has a Givenchy Le MakeUp emblem as part of the leather trim and contains a compartment that holds a special Givenchy Le MakeUp cosmetics collection.      The cosmetics kit comes with the car and includes Noir Couture mascara, Prisme Visage compact face powder and Le Rouge lipstick, together with a Whisper Purple nail polish developed specifically for this partnership.

New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp specification;

  • Based on Elegance trim
  • Basalt Back leather upholstery
  • Matching black leather on the steering wheel, handbrake, gear knob and instrument binnacle
  • 17-inch Aphrodite diamond-cut black alloy wheels with Whisper Purple centre caps
  • DS LED Vision Xenon headlights
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • DS Connect Box with emergency and assistance system
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Hill-start assist
  • Auto Pack, including automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, heated/folding door mirrors
  • Hatchback: Opaline White body / Whisper Purple roof
  • Cabrio: Opaline White body / black soft-top and Whisper Purple roof surround

Givenchy Le MakeUp cosmetics kit;

  • Le Rouge lipstick, shade No. 315 Framboise Velours
  • Noir Couture mascara, shade No. 1 Black Satin
  • Prisme Visage face powder, shades No. 2 Satin Ivoire, No. 3 Popeline Rose, No. 4 Dentelle Beige or No. 5 Soie Abricot
  • Nail polish, Le Vernis, shade No. 32 Whisper Purple exclusive limited edition

The products offered in the New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp kit are available to buy at DS World Paris during the exhibition.

Prices for the New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp Limited Edition will start from £19,395 for the hatchback and £21,695 for the Cabrio version.

New DS 3 Givenchy Le MakeUp

  • PureTech 110 S&S manual Givenchy Le MakeUp: £19,395 MRRP OTR
  • PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 Givenchy Le MakeUp: £20,895 MRRP OTR

New DS 3 Cabrio Givenchy Le MakeUp

  • PureTech 110 S&S manual Givenchy Le MakeUp: £21,695 MRRP OTR
  • PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 Givenchy Le MakeUp: £23,195 MRRP OTR