The funky, and already award-winning Citroen C3 Picasso, is the latest addition to the Company's Picasso family. A vehicle for the individual thinker, the Citroen C3 Picasso offers users adaptable, class-leading space, effortless modularity, unrivalled visibility and exceptional driving pleasure in a bold design that is as cool as it is functional.
With its innovative style taking inspiration from often opposing qualities, the Citroen C3 Picasso is intelligent yet simple. It unites the parallels of cubes and curves, contemporary and retro styling, strength and comfort, and, quality and affordability. Small on the outside and deceptively huge on the inside its distinctive appearance deliberately sets it apart from rivals. The Citroen C3 Picasso blends the roomy, versatile advantages of an MPV with the agility and comfort feel of a family hatchback.
Benefiting from an intuitive internal design, the Citroen C3 Picasso's internal space is swiftly and simply adapted for a range of different uses. With the versatile flat folding front passenger seat the MPV is equipped to carry loads up to 2.4 metres and to increase either boot volume or rear legroom the 60:40 split-folding rear seats can be slid back and forth independently.
With one of the largest glazed areas in the segment - up to 4.52m2 - the Citroen C3 Picasso's cabin is a bright and spacious environment. The car's innovative three-part panoramic windscreen featuring a slim A-pillar design means drivers receive a commanding, clear view of the road and a class-leading side vision angle of 29.5°. A panoramic glass roof is also available for a light flooded cabin.
The Citroen C3 Picasso has been built with a high quality, premium feel. The entry-level trim, VT, meets all the needs of a family friendly Citroen MPV. At the heart of the range, the VTR+ trim level, offers some added extras such as air conditioning and alloy wheels. And the top end of the range, Exclusive trim level, is brimming with luxury touches and unique practical features such as a completely flat folding front passenger seat, and a removable boot light torch.
The Citroen C3 Picasso will be available with a choice of two petrol units, co-developed with BMW - the VTi 95 and VTi 120 - and two HDi diesels - the HDi 90 and HDi 110 DPFS - renowned for their efficiency, exceptional refinement and low CO2 emissions.
The 1.6HDi 110hp DPFS also carries the Airdream signature, given to only the most environmentally conscious vehicles in Citroen's range. Further improving its green credentials, certain models will be available with Michelin Energy Saver tyres, which help to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.
The Citroen C3 Picasso is on sale from the 9th April 2009. MRRP prices start from just £11,495 for the entry-level 1.4 VTi 95hp VT model to £15,595 for the range-topping 1.6 HDi 110hp Exclusive version. Industry pricing experts, CAP Monitor, have predicted class-leading residual values, for what could become the most popular model in the range - the Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6HDi VTR+ is expected to retain 37.72% of its value - around 10% more than rival models.Published 2 April 2009