Citroen unveils face-lifted C4 Picasso

* Adopts Citroen's family look * Stop-start system on 1.6 HDi boosts economy * Details of UK spec to be announced next week...

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02 September 2010

Citroen unveils face-lifted C4 Picasso

Citroen has revealed the face-lifted versions of its C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso MPVs.

The changes include the pair now sporting Citroen's revised double chevron logo, as well as LED running lights below the headlights. The front indicators now have white lenses, while the C4 Picasso's rear lights have a black border.

Meanwhile, in the French market, Exclusive trim level gets door handles trimmed in chrome, as well as a new trim on the seats and door panels.

Start-stop system boosts efficiency
At the same time, Citroen is introducing an engine stop-start system to models with the 1.6 HDi engine and a manual gearbox. According to the company, this can result in a 15% cut in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in town.

Translated into figures, that means average fuel economy jumps to 58.9mpg and emissions drop to 125g/km compared with the 53.3mpg and 140g/km of the previous model.

For the moment, the company is confirming precise details of the cars for the French market only. However, Citroen in the UK has said it will announce further details of the models destined for this country early next week.