The new Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso receive a welcome update for 2010. As with seemingly all new cars coming out at this time, the updated C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso models will make their debuts at the up coming Paris Motor Show, which is just around the corner. The new models receive updates to their engines, enhanced levels of equipment and new styling, as well as always focusing on reducing CO2 emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, of course.
New Citroen C4 Picasso styling revisedAs far as the looks are concerned, the New Citroen C4 Picasso has chevron design on the front grille and tailgate, the bumper has also been updated and the headlights and rear lights have also been changed. As an option, the Picasso can be fitted with a “Black top” option, which means that the door handles, door mirrors and alloy wheel center caps receive a glossy onyx black paint finish. A few other sections also receive this splash of paint should you go with this option but it all seems a little unnecessary as I imagine most people buying the vehicle will do so for its utility and for commuting families around and would have little need for an optional styling extra.
Improved Fuel Consumption
The fuel economy on the new Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso has been improved largely thanks to Citroens new e-HDi micro hybrid technology. This technology incorporates a second generation start/stop system, an e-booster system that restarts the engine in just 0.4 seconds, a reversible alternator that recovers energy during breaking and a 6-speed EGS transmission. All these features combine to reduce the Picasso’s fuel consumption by up to 15% in built-up urban driving conditions. Which brings the new Picasso’s fuel economy rating to 58.9mpg and a CO2 emissions rating between 125g/km and 132g/km.
The new Citroen C4 Picasso will be available in the UK from the 1st of October, check back for further information regarding a South African release date.