The 2007 Citroen C4 Picasso people carrier will be officially launched at the upcoming motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, scheduled to open in January, 2007. Sharing its underpinnings with current Citroen C4 and Peugeot 307, the new people mover will comfortably seat five persons and offers you a larger than life windscreen that ends somewhere beyond your back, lets in a lot sun and possibly costs a whole fortune to replace if damaged.
Judging by its look, the new van sits quite comfortably between the full-size MPV Citroen C8 and the popular Berlingo Multispace affordable compact van.
Besides the engaging exterior design, the new Citroen C4 Picasso will also charm us with an enormous panoramic windscreen, new six-speed electronic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters, and an original seat-folding design.
According to the just published corporate press release, the 2007 C4 Picasso will be available to order with a choice of three engines.
There will be a rather standard 143 bhp 2.0-liter gasoline powerplant and a pair of eco-friendly diesel engines: a 110 bhp and a 138 bhp HDi engines that are equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter System and mated to the aforementioned six-speed gearbox.
The vehicle’s loadspace displaces 576 liters under the parcel space and about 1,951 liter with the seats folded down. Both second and third rows can be hidden under the floor, without the need to remove the headrests.
Besides these enhancements, the 2007 Citroen C4 Picasso may be ordered with a rear air suspension, automatic four-zone climate control, a removable boot light/torch and ambient interior lighting, an automatic electric parking brake, a parking space measurement system, video screens and a DVD player, the French company says.
On the European market, the new van will compete against the 2007 Kia Carens / Rondo, Honda FR-V, Renault Scenic and Seat Altea.
See also: 2007 Renault Scenic MPV facelift