C4 Picasso now seats five

05 January 2007

Citroen is bringing out this five-seat version of the C4 Picasso MPV.

It means that, like its Renault rival the Scenic, the C4 Picasso now comes in normal and 'Grand' versions.

The new five-seat Picasso borrows its big brother's massive windscreen, high driving position and individual rear seats, but has a truncated, more rounded rear. The rear window slopes diagonally, rather than the near-vertical rear glass of the seven-seater (which Citroen is now calling the Grand C4 Picasso).

Inside, the five-seat version has 500 litres of boot space when all five seats are in use (compared with the Grand's 208 litres). This increases to 1734 litres when the rear seats are folded down, while the Grand has 1951 litres when its seats are folded flat.

The five-seat C4 Picasso goes on sale in March and, although prices have yet to be confirmed, expect entry-level models to start at around £14,500, which is roughly £500 to £700 less than the seven-seat version.

The original Picasso continues alongside the new C4 version, so Citroen has three compact MPVs on offer - four, if you include the Berlingo.

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