Citroen officially unveiled today the new generation 2013 Citroen C4 Picasso. Based on the original Citroen Technospace concept, the new model takes almost all its features from the concept.
Citroen C4 Picasso will receive a new generation in the second half of the year. Until then, the French presented the first official pictures of the new model heavily inspired from the Technospace concept exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.
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The main changes are related to the headlights, which were divided into two sets of lights. On the one hand, we have LED daytime running lights, located near the bonnet, while the main beams and dipped beam lights were placed between daytime lights and projectors.
The 2013 Citroen C4 Picasso look is inspired by the recent French brand’s concepts, not just Technospace, and its role is to bring a modern twist in the compact MPV range of the French manufacturer.
The interior works on the idea of a bright ambience with plenty of space and all the elements ordered to avoid the congestion feeling. The French from Citroen say they have improved the perceived quality of on board materials. In addition, passengers enjoy more legroom.
Related to safety and technology, 2013 Citroen C4 Picasso has active cruise control, active safety belts, parking assist system, a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen interface, a 12-inch panoramic HD screen and the 360 Vision system, which integrates a set of video cameras to facilitate visibility during parking maneuvers.
The new generation Citroen C4 Picasso is equipped with the EMP2 platform of the French PSA Peugeot Citroen. This is a modular platform that helps reduce the total mass of the model. In comparison to its predecessor, we talk about a difference of 70 kilograms (154 lbs), overall, the new C4 Picasso has lost 140 kilograms (310 lbs). Its length is 4.43 m (40 mm smaller than the previous generation), width 1.83 m, height 1.61, and 2,78 mm wheelbase (+55 mm), which offers plenty of interior space for five passengers and their luggage (537 liters / 19 cu-ft).
2013 Citroen C4 Picasso engine range. The e-HDi 90 hp Airdream engine, which in combination with the ETG6 six-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox makes the new C4 Picasso to have CO2 emissions of 98 g/km (EU cycle) and a mixed fuel economy of just 3.8 liters /100 km (74.3 MPG Imp. / 61.9 MPG US).
The e-HDi 115 hp version emits 104 grams of CO2 per kilometer and has a mixed fuel efficiency of 4 liters/ 100 km (70.6 MPG Imp. / 58.8 MPG US), while the e-HDi 150 hp, with the SCR system, emits 110 g/km CO2.
There are also two gasoline engines: VTi with 120 hp and THP with 155 hp.
The 2013 Citroen C4 Picasso will be available available in 8 new colors (from Shark Grey, Aluminium, Hickory Brown and Obsidien Black to radiant Ruby Red, Teles Blue and Kyanos Blue).
Production will begin in June and we expect the new Citroen C4 Picasso in the showrooms starting this fall. Price list is yet to be released.
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