THE new C4 Picasso will be launched in Ireland in the third quarter of the year.
It has been described as a true expression of Citroën’s ‘Creative Technologie’, the ‘Technospace’ MPV.
It stands out with a bold, expressive design with dynamic lines, hi-tech headlights and LED 3D effect rear light and a loft-style, bright and spacious cabin with quality materials and massaging and extending Relax seats for a first-class travelling experience.
The creative technologies on the range include a full touch driving interface, 12” HD panoramic screen, 360 vision, park assist, active cruise control, active seatbelts and ultrasonic blind spot monitoring system.
The new C4 Picasso is based on the EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2), a new PSA platform, which features a compact exterior (4.43m long/1.83m wide /1.61m height), with benchmark interior space and a record boot capacity (537 litres).
A weight reduction of 140kg has been achieved compared to the previous-generation vehicle and a strong emphasis on aerodynamics (CdA 0.71) and the range of engines has been optimised for increased efficiency.
A version emitting 98g/km of CO2, a record in this category, will be available.
Taking advantage of the new EMP2 platform, means there is a reduced overhang (-70mm at the front); a lower engine block (-40mm to -50mm) and floor (-20mm) and wider tracks (+82mm at front and +31mm at the rear). The side signature, a C shape in chrome, adds personality to the side profile.
Inside, C4 Picasso features an uncluttered ambience that includes a panoramic windscreen and large glass roof which bathe the cabin in light. (Combined glazed area of 5.3m2)
With the exclusive Lounge Pack, travelling becomes a first class experience with front massage seats, a ‘Relax’ seat that lets the front passenger stretch out their legs and a Relax headrest on all seats for comforting neck support.
New C4 Picasso’s full digital driving interface is both intuitive and attractive with the uncluttered dashboard structured around two screens – a 7” touchpad and 12” panoramic HD screen.
The brand new standard 7” touchpad features seven touch-sensitive buttons and controls all the in-car functions such as dual-zone air conditioning, navigation, audio, telephone and driving aids.
A 12’’ panoramic HD screen displays essential driving information and can be configured by the driver at any time to show data for either the navigation system or driving aids. A personal photo can even be displayed using a USB as a screen backdrop. The car becomes a real home from home.
An innovative feature is 360 Vision, an exclusive feature in the segment. Using four cameras around the car to give drivers a bird’s eye view, a rear view or a panoramic front view. The system provides a complete view of the car’s immediate environment.
Park Assist is a valuable aid that provides automatic assistance when manoeuvring into a space, whether parking in reverse or at an angle.
The New C4 Picasso is 140kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to the new EMP2 platform, which uses aluminium, very high yield strength steel and a composite rear floor cut to weight by 70 kgs. The body style cuts a further 70 kgs through optimised exterior dimensions and new materials such as an aluminium bonnet and composite tailgate.
The reduced weight, emphasis on aerodynamics (CdA of 0.71) and optimised engine range significantly improves efficiency with emissions falling by an average 30g/km compared to the previous generation model.
New C4 Picasso is the first compact MPV with an internal combustion engine to deliver sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. The e-HDi 90 Airdream engine, mated to the new 6-speed clutchless gearbox, emits just 98g/km with fuel economy of 3.8 L/100km (74mpg), a record in the class.
Fitted on all models, Intelligent Traction Control improves traction on low-grip surfaces, providing comfort and control in all circumstances.
The model also features the highest standards of safety equipment including active cruise control; active driver and passenger front seatbelts; video Lane Departure Warning System; automatic high beam operation; and Citroën eTouch, a localised emergency call and breakdown assistance system operated via a built-in SIM card.