Following yesterdays leak (click here C4 Picasso), Citroen came out with the official press release for its 2007 C4 Picasso which will make its world-premier appearance at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. The 4.6 m long 7seat MPV will be available with a 2.0 petrol & diesel engines producing 143 & 138 Hp respectively.
Panoramic Windscreen & Sunroof: A standard wide-angle panoramic windscreen that doubles the visibility at the front of the vehicle. The vertical angle of visibility is 70o, compared with just 35o in a conventional MPV. C4 Picasso boasts the largest glazed area on the compact MPV market, reaching a full 6.4 m2 with the panoramic glass sunroof.
Interior Lighting & Practicality: The passenger compartment remains just as welcoming and atmospheric at night thanks to a host of original lighting sources, such as light guides under the front fascia, in the door panels and in the headlining that diffuse soft, gentle light inside the vehicle. Lighting can be customised day and night by selecting a colour on the control cluster, and the air conditioning screens at either end of the dashboard are illuminated by yellow lights.
A dashboard-mounted automatic electric parking brake that does away with the mechanical hand brake between the front seats. The reorganisation of the interior has created enough space for four large, closed storage compartments in the dashboard, including a refrigerated cubby that can hold one 1.5-litre bottle or two 0.5-litre bottles.
Dimensions: C4 Picasso is an exceptionally spacious vehicle. Its architecture and dimensions (4.59 m long, 1.83 m wide and 1.66 m high) make for a roomy interior. The three rows of seats can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers.
Boot Space C4 Picasso offers an exceptionally comfortable interior without reducing the size of the boot. The amount of boot space depends on the interior layout. In the most common configuration, with the seats in row three folded away and the row-two seats pushed right back, the volume beneath the parcel shelf of 576 litres VDA. When all the seats are folded away, maximum capacity is 1,951 litres VDA.
Three Rows-7 Seats: The second row of seats can all be folded away in a single movement without removing the headrests. The 3rd-row seating can be easily folded away under the floor without removing the headrests. The original movements of the seats allow for easy access to the 3rd row. The cushions of the 2nd-row side seats are automatically lifted towards the seat back, much like a cinema seat, by pressing a control. The seats then slide up against the front seat-backs in a single movement.
Engines & Gearbox: The C4 Picasso features a new six-speed electronic gearbox system, coupled to the 143 bhp 2litre petrol engine or the 110 bhp or 138 bhp HDi diesel powerplants with particulate filters.
The quick, precise shifts of the six-speed electronic gearbox system deliver outstanding performance and one of the smoothest drives in its category. This gearbox also helps reduce fuel consumption by 4 to 5 per cent and CO2 emissions by 5 g per km.