Citroen C4 Picasso now cheaper to run

* 1.6- and 2.0-litre HDi re-homologated * Now cleaner and leaner * Lower tax rates as a result...

Citroen C4 Picasso now cheaper to run

Diesel versions of Citroen's C4 Picasso and Grand Picasso are now cheaper to run, following recent engine upgrades.

Average fuel economy of the manual 1.6-litre HDi model has improved by almost 4% to 53.3mpg, while CO2 emissions have dropped by 5g/km to 140g/km.

The figures are better for the EGS semi-automatic version, with fuel economy at 55.4mpg and emissions of just 135g/km.

Cars with the 2.0-litre HDi engine get a small improvement in economy and a 2g/km reduction in CO2 emissions so average economy is 48.7mpg and CO2 output is 153g/km.

All the adjusted cars sit in a lower company car tax bracket than before, while the first-year road tax for 1.6 manual diesels will be only 110.