New Citroen C4 Picasso unveiled

Citroen has unveiled the all-new C4 Picasso
Citroen has released the first details of the new C4 Picasso, highlighting its larger boot, lower emissions and two large colour displays.

Citroen has released the first details of the new C4 Picasso, highlighting its larger boot, lower emissions and two large colour displays.

The sharply styled model, which Citroen claims is the first compact MPV to offer the possibility to dip below the 100g/km threshold for free road tax, uses a new modular platform that has enabled up to 140kg to be saved and interior space to be increased thanks to a front overhang that has been shortened by 70mm.

A range of engines at the car’s launch will include new Euro 6-compliant diesels with power outputs from 89bhp to 148bhp.

Manual and automated manual gearboxes will also be available, with a traditional automatic transmission pencilled in for early 2014.

The highlights of the new engine line-up include the entry-level 89bhp e-HDi with 74mpg and just 98g/km of CO2, making it very cost-effective.

Arguably even better is the 148bhp BlueHDi diesel, which only emits 110g/km of carbon dioxide.

More details and prices will follow in the coming weeks, with the first deliveries expected in the autumn.