2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX MPV

2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX MPV
2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX MPV

The French car manufacturer launches three new Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX models designed primarily for the British market with corporate drivers in mind.

The new compact multi-purpose vehicles will be priced as low as £11,250.

For this money you’ll get such amenities as cruise control, metallic paint, nice-looking multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels as well as electric rear windows.

The three 2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX models available include a 1.6i 16V petrol version priced at £11,250, a 92hp 1.6HDi diesel at £11,650 and, again, a 2.0i 16V petrol-powered engine, which is mated to an automatic transmission and is still priced at very much affordable £13,150.

2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX MPV (rear view)

Standard delivery also includes driver, front passenger and lateral airbags, air conditioning, ABS with electronic brake distribution system (EBD,) remote central locking, front folding armrests, electric heated door mirrors, and a pretty basic RDS stereo radio/CD player with steering mounted controls.

Of course, there will also be present Citroen’s Modubox folding trolley: an incredibly cheap, but very handy storage and transportation solution for those often carrying lots of small, but heavy stuff, be it bags of fruits or stacks of paper.

At this time, the mid-size MPV competes against such serious vehicles as the Renault Scenic, Ford Focus C-MAX and Opel Zafira.

The only potential problem with this car that I see is that Citroen will probably soon (in the end of this year or in the beginning of next) replace the Xsara Picasso with a new model, which will result in a landslide-like depreciation of the older car on the second-hand vehicles market.

2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX MPV (interior)
2007 Citroen Xsara Picasso VTX MPV (blueprint)

Photos: Citroen

See also: 2006 Citroen C5 VTX+ Hatchback and Estate