Prices & specs for 2016 Citroen C4 Picasso revealed
Five and seven-seat Citroen C4 Picasso MPVs updated for 2016
Prices and specifications, as well as full details of the revised five-seat Citroen C4 Picasso and seven-seat Citroen Grand C4 Picasso have been announced.
The new range of cars goes on sale at the beginning of September, with prices starting at £19,635 for the C4 Picasso and £21,935 for the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso.
Changes include more equipment, new trim levels and some mild styling tweaks, while there are also a couple of new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engines.
New Citroen C4 Picasso & Grand C4 Picasso equipment
You get a choice of three trim levels when you go for one of these cars – now called Touch Edition, Feel and Flair. All models come pretty well equipped, with even the basic Touch Edition version – starting at £19,635 and £21,935 for the five and seven-seat models respectively – coming with the likes of 16-inch alloys, DAB radio, air-con, cruise control, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and seven-inch touchscreen infotainment.
Upgrading to Feel trim adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors at the front, satellite navigation and a 12-inch hi-def central display screen. It also gets aluminium roof bars (on the Grand C4 Picasso only), front foglights with a cornering function, body-coloured heated and folding door mirrors and a height-adjustable front passenger seat. The Feel costs from £21,535 as a standard C4 Picasso, while the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso in this trim starts at £23,235.
The top-spec Flair version, however, comes with even more goodies. Cars fitted with the most powerful 148bhp diesel engine get 18-inch alloy wheels, while all models in this trim also get a reversing camera, a semi-autonomous parking system (where the car steers and you operate the brakes, steering and gears) as well as keyless entry and go. Also standard on the Flair is a hands-free tailgate that opens when you wave your foot under the rear bumper, fold-down tables for the second row of seats and a panoramic sunroof. The Flair is priced from £23,895 as a five-seat model and from £25,595 as a seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso.
A new front bumper features on both cars, with the big changes being a new C-shaped chrome foglight surround, a more prominent ‘chevron’ badge and larger air intakes for better cooling. At the back, there are also new 3D-effect LED tail-lights and an updated Citroen badge.
You’re also able specify a new contrasting black roof colour option, as well as having your roof bars in silver on the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso. Go for the five-seat C4 Picasso and you’ll also be able to choose new 17-inch ‘Mamba’ alloy wheels, among a range of new designs. Citroen has also added new paint colours, including Lazuli Blue, Soft Sand and Cumulus Grey.
Inside the updated Picasso, you can have blue cloth upholstery, a new ‘extra-support’ headrest, a fragrance dispenser, optional black and amber Napa leather upholstery, rear sunblinds and LED reading lights.
There’s also a new touchscreen infotainment system that not only responds to pinch-and-zoom commands, but also swiping inputs, while the system is also compatible with MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay technologies.
There are two new petrol engines – both turbocharged 1.2-litres. The less powerful 109bhp version is only available in the entry-level Touch Edition model and the five-seat C4 Picasso, while the 128bhp PureTech 130 engine is offered across the range.
With a six-speed manual gearbox fitted, the less powerful engine manages 55.4mpg, while the more powerful engine will return around 56.5mpg. This equates to CO2 emissions of 115g/km and a £30 annual tax bill for each.
Add the six-speed automatic gearbox to the 128bhp petrol engine and running costs won’t be affected too much, as it only drops fuel economy to 55.4mpg.
In terms of performance, the more powerful engine will get the Picasso from 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds, regardless of which gearbox you choose, while the 109bhp version does the same in 11.1 seconds. The seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso is slightly slower, however, taking 10.8 seconds to do the sprint with the more powerful engine.
Extra safety kit includes a standard driver fatigue warning system as well as optional active cruise control, speed-limit recognition, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and automatic city braking.
Price & release date
Orders for the revised Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso open from 1 September, with first deliveries of the new car starting soon after. Prices for the five-seat C4 Picasso start at £19,635 and go up to £27,660, while the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso starts at £21,935, with the most expensive model clocking in at £29,360.
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