Leaked images of the upcoming DS3 Crossback have surfaced on Worldscoop forums, giving us our first look at the MINI Countryman and Audi Q2 competitor.

Funky French design is proudly on display here, with plenty of distinctive cues that are likely to attract an eyeball or two. At the front, you’ll find the familiar DS hexagonal-shaped grille with chrome trim pieces that meet with the headlamps that are of an unusual shape.

Below them are the LED daytime running lights strips, which flow downwards into the bumpers, and are joined by a thin strip that separates the upper and lower portions.

For more quirks, the sides of the vehicle offer more than a few. As an example, a “fin” that rises from the rear doors and stops in the middle of the B-pillars interrupts the window line. Non-conventional-shaped, flush-mounted door handles are also present here, while strong crease lines add to the visual drama.

Things aren’t any more reserved at the rear either, with a pair of slim taillights connected by more chrome trim – a look similar to the DS7 Crossback. Faux outlets in the bumper corners invoke a sense of width, with other accessories being a roof spoiler and chrome surrounds for the reflectors/fog lamps.

The visual bombardment doesn’t end with the exterior, as the interior is equally as attention-grabbing. A strong fixation all things diamond-shaped means several areas feature this design cue, including the dash inlay, seat side bolsters, and even the centre air-con vents that mingle well with the switchgear for the infotainment system and climate control system.

A breath of familiarity can be found at the centre console, which largely resembles what you’ll find in the DS7 Crossback. Even then, the gear selector lever and accompanying switches are still rather flashy to look at.

Elsewhere, the instrument cluster, steering wheel and widescreen touchscreen display are all items reminiscent of those from the DS7 Crossback, and there’s even an option for a full-colour heads-up display.

Details of the available powertrains will only be provided once the car is officially revealed, but it looks like a plug-in hybrid (and/or electric) version will be among the line-up based on the photo with a cable stuck to the car.