Citroen’s designers have made use of almost every possible space in the
C4 Picasso, sculpting a number of innovative storage compartments to hide everyday belongings. A large capacity ‘coolbox’ sits in the centre of the dash on models with the electronic gearbox system, there are two large compartments on top of the dash and hidden cubby holes under the floor in the second row to name but a few.
With air conditioning standard on most models, and with individual air-flow controls in the second row, occupants will be able to enjoy perfect travelling conditions whatever the weather. Particularly useful for short stops on hot days, a ‘rest’ function allows the air conditioning to continue to operate after the engine is switched off.
Adding to the exceptional levels of comfort, the C4 Picasso can be equipped with an air quality sensor that monitors the levels of outdoor pollution and will automatically switch the airflow to ‘recycle’ if high levels of pollutants are detected. A built-in air freshener with a choice of scents, which include a new tobacco-neutralising fragrance, is
Positively brimming with neat touches, the C4 Picasso can be specified with aircraft-style trays on the back of the front seats, which can conceal integrated reading lights or video screens for the DVD player. All models feature a clever sun visor system on the panoramic windscreen, incorporating a sliding blind and flip-down visor to protect the front seat occupants from sun glare, as well as an automatic fuel flap.
A number of innovative features have been introduced, each designed to make the driving experience safe and stress-free. A parking space measurement system allows drivers to locate a space when parallel parking, and is the first such system on the market, while the standard fitment of Hill Start Assist eases pulling away when driving off on a slope.
The long list of equipment on offer also includes front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and speed limiter, a high quality hi-fi system developed with Philips, and a NaviDrive colour satellite navigation system with built-in telephone and voice recognition facility.