Citroen has unveiled their new-look C4 and Grand C4 Picasso ahead of its Australian launch in 2017.
These facelifted models feature revised styling, improved on-board technology and new colour schemes
The C4 Picasso five-seat is powered by a 121kW, turbo petrol engine while the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso comes powered by PSA’s BlueHDi, 110kW turbo diesel. Both models come with a six-speed automatic transmission standard.
The new look styling spans both models with modern flowing lines showing off its dynamics personality.
The front end has been tweaked to convey a sense of power and robustness along with an enhanced impression of width. Carried through from its predecessor is its three-tiered light signature which characterises it as a Citroen. The lower front bumper features a large air intake grille with integrated fog lights along with a chrome-finish C.
The people mover now sits on a set of 17” alloy wheels while the rear benefits from new 3D effect LED tail lights. A new black two-tone roof completes the visual package.
Citroen will give customers a choice of four interior design schemes better aligning the vehicle to individual lifestyles.
Mechanically, the new Citroen C4 Picasso benefits from a new suspension setup striking a good balance between driving feel and comfort
The New Citroën C4 Picasso also boasts:
- A large interior: designed with a compact exterior (L: 4.44m / W: 1.83m / H: 1.61m), the New Citroen C4 Picasso five-seater combines benchmark liveability, spaciousness and modular design. The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso offers a lengthened silhouette and keeps the balance between fluidity of lines and space on board (L: 4,60m/ W: 1,83m/ H: 1,63m). In row 1, the flat-folding passenger seat increases load possibilities (over 2.5 m). In row 2, the three independent seats are all the same width, can be folded down flat, incline for more comfort and slide for extra flexibility. Knee room, at 159 mm, is among the best in class. Row 3 in the Grand C4 Picasso comprises two removable seats with dedicated air blowers on upper trim models.
- Improved boot volume: The design of the tailgate provides great accessibility to a large loading area measuring 537 litres and up to 630 litres with row 2 in its forward-most position (645 litres and 704 litres for the New Grand C4 Picasso).
- Customisable ambient lighting: The C4 Picasso is available with lighting for the door opening controls and foot wells, LED lighting for the ceiling storage area, all customisable via the choice of ambience;
- Improved storage compartments: The Citroen features numerous storage compartments ideally distributed throughout the cabin, including a lit compartment in the centre of the dashboard equipped with jack, USB and 220 V sockets.
- Comfortable seats: The new model is available with optional heating driver and passenger seats or the Lounge Pack, including wraparound driver and passenger relax headrests, a semi-electric relax passenger seat with extended comfort features, and massaging driver and passenger seats;
- Soft materials: The New C4 is equipped with a slush-moulded and specially treated dashboard and soft-touch door panels, together with an extended line-up of top-quality cloth and leather.
The new range has gotten safer with new intelligent driving aids making their debut with the new C4 variants. Coffee break alert, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and collision risk alert are standard across all models. Adaptive cruise control is additionally featured on BlueHDi powered models.
For a seamless digital connection between all the devices, Citroen include their next generation 7-inch tablet, which boasts an improved interface and a capacitive screen. Operation of the fully independent 12-inch HD screen has been optimised with the new Citroen Connect Nav navigation system for extra responsiveness, connectivity and modularity.
Citroen will provide complete pricing, specifications and driveline options closer to its official introduction in 2017.