Citroen has unveiled the first images of the new Grand C4 Picasso – a uniquely styled car that stands apart from the already impressive five-seat model in terms of design and features a pioneering balance between interior space and engaging exterior styling.
The innovative French carmaker says that the new Grand C4 Picasso harnesses all the efficiency of the new EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2 ) to provide an ideal combination of versatility, cabin space and accessibility, underpinned with three rows of seats.
In addition to boasting record low CO2 emissions, starting at just 98g/km, the next-generation Grand C4 Picasso features Citroën’s all-new BlueHDi 150 engine that emits a low 110g/km of CO2.
Although the latest model is the same length as its predecessor (4.59m ), the EMP2 platform has allowed Citroen’s engineers to extend the wheelbase to 2.84m (the longest in the category ) to provide versatile modularity, with a third row of folding seats for transporting up to seven people.
It also promises to deliver class-leading cabin space in rows two/ three as well as enhanced access, especially to row three through optimised door apertures. In addition, there’s an extra 69 litres of useable load space (645 litres VDA ) and over 700 litres with row two seats in their forward position.
A true expression of Citroen’s ‘Créative Technologie’, the seven-seat ‘Technospace’ is available powered by a new BlueHDi 150 engine, which complies with the Euro 6 standard as a result of its innovative Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR ) system – the only technology able to sharply reduce NOx emissions (by 90 per cent ), whilst also cutting CO2 emissions. Fitted with the latest-generation six-speed gearbox to optimise performance and fuel consumption, the BlueHDi 150 unit emits just 110g/km of CO2 emissions (manual ) and 117g/km of CO2 for the automatic version.
Citroen’s new Grand C4 Picasso stands apart from the five-seat model thanks to its specific design, unique high-tech front end, attractive side profile with special roof bars and innovative 3D effect LED lights at the rear, which are inspired by Citroen’s recent concept cars.
Citroen claim that the new model brings together all the strengths of the new-generation C4 Picasso with a loft-inspired interior delivering an uncluttered feel and best-in-class comfort for all passengers. It also boasts of what it terms ‘technologies for well-being’, including a 7” touch screen driving interface combined with a high-definition 12” panoramic screen.
Finally, Citroen say that it provides a good balance between ride comfort and roadholding that sets a new standard compared with the previous generation – thanks to its electric power steering system and optimised suspension.