DR 3 is the SUV of the Molise company, among the features that customers like the most are undoubtedly the excellent quality / price ratio which characterizes the model and its discrete habitability. An innovative and very original style, the car features large wheel arches, a raised trim and different color options to choose from.
Aesthetic and interior features
The rear of the car has a gritty design, features a spoiler that improves the vehicle’s aerodynamics at high speeds. The front instead shows the large mask with the usual DR logo. The cockpit of the DR 3 is quite spacious, the build quality is good, the compact SUV offers an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, with Mirror Link function and preparation for Apple CarPlay, rear view camera with automatic activation when inserting the reverse gear and navigator with integrated GPS. There is also cruise control, hill start assistance, tire pressure monitoring and stability control.
La gamma DR 3
In the price list we find:
- a version a gas from 117 horsepower;
- the alternative benzina/GPL yes 114 CV.
Advantages and disadvantages for customers
First of all DR 3 is a Economical and practical SUV, appreciated precisely for its affordable price to all. It is a particularly balanced car, which does not boast great merits, but not even flaws. The space on board is discreet, the trunk modest and the standard equipment quite complete. There are only two models in the range, as we have seen, and the LPG version boasts good autonomy and low fuel consumption. The driver assistance systems are not the most modern and cutting-edge, and the performance is certainly not worthy of high-end SUVs. But, for the proposed price, certainly optimal.
The SUV in fact costs less (or a little more, depending on the variants) of 17,000 euros, we will see after the price list in detail, and is perfect for urban mobility; it is aesthetically beautiful and has several accessories included in the standard equipment. The relationship between price and quality is optimal, considering standard elements and equipment offered by the Molise company.
Consumption and standard equipment
DR 3 does not boast excellent consumption, but certainly not high. Moreover, the LPG-powered version available in the price list is undoubtedly the best choice for save on fuel costs: we know that gas costs much less than petrol and diesel. And autonomy? With a full tank of LPG, for a value of just over 25 euros, it is possible to travel up to 435 kilometers. In detail, DR Automobiles declares a mileage of 7.4 l / 100 km and emissions of 173 g / km for the 116 bhp petrol version. Switching to 114 bhp bi-fuel, the mileage is 9.3 l / 100 km, while emissions reach 155 g / km.
There are many accessories available on the Molise DR 3 SUV as standard, so there are endless customization options and options available for customers interested in low-cost SUVs. The Italian company offers a standard set-up, not of the highest level, but ideal for everyone, also considering the proposed price. The standard equipment includes everything you needfrom the 17-inch alloy wheels to the rear view camera.
Let’s not forget safety on board, certainly not all the latest ultra-modern and technological driving assistance systems are present, but what you need to travel without stress: electronic traction control is in fact provided, there are airbags for the driver and passenger and also the braking distributor.
Other important features
DR 3 is a five-seater SUV, certainly ideal for traveling comfortably with a maximum of four people, the fifth is a bit sacrificed. Having compact dimensions and a not so spacious passenger compartment, comfort for fourth and fifth passengers is certainly not guaranteed. On the other hand, the space available for the legs and head is excellent and appreciated by users.
We would like to emphasize that DR 3 is the most compact model among those of the new range of the Italian brand based in Molise. The car was built based on the Chinese car Chery Tiggo 3x, it is a modern and sporty crossover, which recalls the style of a coupe. As we have seen, there are two versions on the list, the petrol one and the bi-fuel petrol and LPG one, just like the 5.0 older sister and also the F35 (another successful SUV). DR3 is the ideal car for those who are looking for a vehicle that ensures convenience and concreteness.
The car boasts a wheelbase of almost 2.6 meters, which is not excellent, but still offers a good level of comfort on board. The compact crossover is 4.2 meters long overall, just under 1.8 meters wide and 1.6 meters high. The relatively small size of DR3 makes it suitable for city driving.
The style of DR 3, the Molise SUV
The car has a design essential and modern, with dynamic lines that give it a sporty and very captivating look. The DR logo is inserted, as already mentioned, on the front grille, positioned above the bumper in the same color as the bodywork. The eye-catching underbody protections are recognizable at first glance, the small spoiler with the third brake light and the 17-inch alloy wheels are also noticeable.
Dynamic and modern even the look of the DR 3 headlights, despite the design being sober and simple. The side curves slightly in the part that approaches the tail and the slightly inclined rear window, together with the spoiler, gives a coupé touch to the SUV. The car’s design is typical of Italian craftsmanship, despite the simplicity and the use of low cost solutions and materials. The front is balanced and very harmonious.
DR 3: engines and list prices
The range, as already seen, presents the petrol and petrol / LPG variant. Both engines belong to the ACTECO family, they are propulsion systems with 4 in-line aspirated cylinders of 1.5 liters, combined with a manual gearbox. The capacity of the LPG tank reaches 56 liters.
Regarding the price list:
- DR 3 S2 1.5 – 1498 cm³ with petrol costs 16,400 euros;
- DR 3 S2 1.5 Bi-Fuel LPG – 1498 cm³ with petrol and LPG instead costs 17,400 euros.
DR Automobiles is the brand that is making the most of itself in this period: despite the crisis in the automotive sector it is distinguished by a good number of registrations and a constant growth in units sold.
Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.
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