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DS 3: Practical information / Towing device

DS 3 2016-2022 Owners Manual

Load distribution

  • Distribute the load in the trailer so that the heaviest items are as close as possible to the axle, and the nose weight approaches the maximum permitted without exceeding it.

Air density decreases with altitude, thus reducing engine performance. The maximum towable load must be reduced by 10% per 1,000 metres of altitude.

DS 3. Towing device Use genuine towing devices and wiring harnesses approved by the Manufacturer.

We recommend having them fitted by a dealer or a qualified workshop.

If not fitted by a dealer, they must still be fitted in accordance with the Manufacturer's instructions.

Certain driving or manoeuvring aid functions are automatically deactivated while an approved towing system is in use.

For more information about driving with a towing device fitted to a trailer and associated with the Trailer stability assist, refer to the corresponding section.

DS 3. Towing device Comply with the maximum authorised towable weight, as indicated on your vehicle's registration certificate, on the manufacturer's label and in the Technical data section of this guide.

Complying with the maximum authorised nose weight (towball weight) also includes the use of accessories (e.g. bicycle carriers, tow boxes).

DS 3. Towing device Observe the legislation in force in the country where you are driving.

DS 3. Towing device Electric motor

An electric vehicle cannot under any circumstances be fitted with a towing device. It is therefore not possible to tow a trailer or caravan.


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    Display in operation

    DS 3. Display in operation

    Once the system has been activated, the following information is grouped together in the head-up display:

    The speed of the vehicle. Cruise control/speed limiter information and, if the vehicle is so equipped, the Road signs recognition function. If the vehicle is so equipped, inter-vehicle distance information, lane departure warning system information, lane positioning assist information, and automatic emergency braking alerts. If the vehicle is so equipped, navigation information.

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