• New compact MPV from Citroen
• Efficient petrol and diesel engines
• Four trim levels available

Full details, including prices and specifications, of the new Citroen C4 Picasso have been revealed and the car is available in UK dealerships now. The five-seat MPV will go up against rivals such as the Ford C-Max, Vauxhall Zafira and Peugeot 3008.

There will be four trim levels available in the UK – VTR, VTR+, Exclusive and Exclusive+. Entry-level VTR models start at £17,500 and are only available with either a 119bhp 1.6-litre four cylinder petrol engine or an 89bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine. These models can only be had with a five-speed manual gearbox. VTR versions are equipped with toys such as, air-con, an electronic parking brake, 16-inch alloys, cruise control and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system incorporating Bluetooth, FM radio, AUX-in and USB connectivity.

C4 Picassos in VTR+ trim are priced from £18,760 and gain the six-speed automatic gearbox to go with the 89- and 114bhp diesel (which can also be had with a six-speed manual ‘box). VTR+ models also gain DAB radio, auto wipers and lights, dual-zone climate control, various extra cubbyholes and rear parking sensors.

Next up, Exclusive versions (which start at £21,060) can be had with either the 114bhp diesel or a turbocharged 1.6-litre 153bhp petrol motor. The diesel can be had with either the six-speed manual or the automatic transmission, whereas the petrol is only available with a manual ‘box. Exclusive trim also adds the following kit, compared with lowlier models: a 12-inch panoramic HD display, 17-inch alloys, sat-nav, keyless entry and go, reversing camera and a leather steering wheel.

Top-of-the-range Exclusive+ models are priced from £22,055 and get the same engine and gearbox options as Exclusive models. Inside, however, they also come equipped with radar-guided active cruise control, 3D-effect LED rear lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors and a motorised rear tailgate.

The Citroen C4 Picasso is available from Citroen dealers now and is priced from £17,500 to £24,455.

By James Richardson

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