NEW FIVE SEAT C4 PICASSO EXTENDS CITROňN'S IMPRESSIVE MPV LINE-UP
details, have been announced of the exciting new five seat C4 Picasso,
which will be launched internationally in the first quarter of 2007,
making CitroŽn the only manufacturer to offer a choice of three compact
With its distinctively different styling, the
five seat C4 Picasso slips naturally into CitroŽn's compact MPV range
between the established, best-selling Xsara Picasso and the
award-winning seven seat version, which will now be known as the Grand C4 Picasso.
With three compact MPVs and the full-size C8 people carrier, CitroŽn now boasts the broadest MPV range in its history.
new five seat C4 Picasso benefits from the same forward thinking that
shaped the design of the recently launched Grand C4 Picasso, with
outstanding all-round visibility, a light and airy interior, leading
cabin and boot space, incorporating a new version of CitroŽn's Modubox
folding trolley, and the use of high quality materials. The easy-to-use
and flexible interior lay-out combines with the uncluttered interior
space and the highest levels of comfort to ensure that travelling is a
CitroŽn's newest model sports
a fresh, dynamic look, with a body style that is at once compact,
flowing and eye-catching. The assertive-looking front end features a
new-style bumper with oversized air intakes covered in black mesh,
while the unique wave of the waistline, highlighted in chrome, creates
an attractive side profile.
it is at the back where the five seat C4 Picasso's distinctive
personality and styling really shines through. The rear pillars are
masked by the quarter-lights and, combined with the rest of the huge
glazed area, give the impression that the upper half of the vehicle is
completely surrounded by glass.
The saloon-style rear end features lights with a unique horizontal design.
interior of CitroŽn's newcomer is refreshingly light, with outstanding
visibility provided by the huge windscreen, slim pillars and optional
panoramic sunroof. Artificial lighting also plays a major role with the
availability of various useful features, such as automatic welcome
lights under the door mirrors, a portable torch in the boot and reading
lights on the back of the front seats, all designed to make journeys
exterior dimensions (4.47m long, 1.83m wide and 1.66m tall) give the C4
Picasso an extremely spacious interior. This feeling of space is
enjoyed by all passengers, with those in the front benefiting from the
simple, uncluttered design of the dash, and those in the back from
three individual, full-size seats and a flat floor. The innovative
seating design, first seen in the Grand C4 Picasso, allows the rear
seats to be quickly and easily folded flat into the floor.
all five seats are in use, the new model leads the class with 500
litres of boot space underneath the luggage cover, extending to a
maximum 1,734 litres once the rear seats are folded down. Helping to
keep the boot tidy, the five seat C4 Picasso can also be equipped with
a new version of CitroŽn's renowned Modubox. This innovative, removable
trolley makes it easy to divide boot space and to transport objects
outside of the vehicle.
The new five seat C4 Picasso
provides a relaxing journey for all occupants. Suspension comfort can
be further enhanced by the optional pneumatic rear suspension, while
laminated acoustic side windows can be specified to make it even
quieter inside. An automatic electronic parking brake and Hill Start
Assist are fitted as standard and make everyday driving easier.
extras such as individual air flow controls for back seat passengers,
an air quality sensor and a scented air freshener can all add to the
pleasant onboard atmosphere. A high quality stereo system and folding
video screens in the back of the front seats are also available to keep
Developed on the same
platform as the Grand C4 Picasso, which scored five stars in Euro NCAP
tests, the new C4 Picasso meets the most stringent criteria for
occupant protection, offering the likes of four lsofix seats, audible
seatbeit warnings for all seats and seven airbags as standard.
The five seat C4 Picasso is available with a choice of four fuel efficient engines:
127hp 1.8i 16V petrol
143hp 2.Oi 16V petrol
11Ohp 1.6HDi diesel
138hp 2.OHDi diesel
Both the diesel engines are fitted with Particulate Filter Systems.
on engine there is a choice of gearboxes: manual, automatic or a
6-speed electronic gearbox system with paddleshift gearchange.