Citroen previews new C4 Picasso
Friday 08 February 2013
• Technospace concept gives clues as to next C4 Picasso
• Smaller than current model, but with more room inside
• Some models have CO2 emissions of just 98g/km
This is the closest indication yet as to how the new Citroen C4 Picasso will look. Officially, the Citroen Technospace will be billed as a concept when it is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, but it is believed to be very similar to the production model that will go on sale in the second half of this year.
At 4.43 metres long and 1.61 metres tall, it’s smaller than the current C4 Picasso, but still has a 537-litre boot. That’s bigger than today’s model, as well as bigger than those in rivals like the Ford C-Max and the Renault Scenic (which is soon to be relaunched after an SUV-style makeover as the Scenic XMOD).
Citroen has revealed precious little other details about the car, but says that some models will emit just 98g/km of CO2. In part, those low emissions are down to the car’s use of Peugeot Citroen’s new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), which allows weight-saving over the previous model, as well as a host of other efficient systems. The new C4 Picasso and the forthcoming replacement for the Peugeot 308 are the first vehicles to use this technology.
There is also no word yet on the car’s interior, beyond Citroen confirming that it will include a 12-inch high-definition touchscreen that will control many of the car’s features.
The pictures show that this car is a five-seater, but we expect a replacement for the seven-seat C4 Grand Picasso to follow next year.
By Andy Pringle