Not long ago, we reported on the forthcoming, next generation of the Citroen C4 Picasso, which was scooped while undergoing winter testing in Europe. Now, our spies have caught up with two more prototypes of the French firm's popular compact minivan series.
It appears, however, that the new C4 Picasso will have a more squatted and less egg-shaped silhouette than the current model.
The prototypes pictured here represent the five-seater C4 Picasso model. Citroen will follow up with a replacement for the 7-seater C4 Grand Picasso that will be longer that the regular model and likely feature sliding instead of conventional rear doors to improve access to the back seats.
Both the five- and the longer seven-seat variants of the C4 Picasso will be based on the underpinnings of the C4 hatchback. Engine-wise, we expect the minivans to broadly mirror their hatchback sibling, with Citroen possibly adding a diesel-electric Hybrid4 variant to the mix.
The new C4 Picasso should arrive in the market in 2013, which means we could see it making its debut either in Paris this September or in Geneva next year.