New Citroen C3 Picasso revealed

* Face-lifted C3 Picasso at Paris show * Car on sale early next year * Limited editions of DS4 and DS5...

New Citroen C3 Picasso revealed

This is the new Citroen C3 Picasso, which has been revealed at the 2012 Paris motor show.

The C3 Picasso gets a mild mid-life face-lift, with styling tweaks that include a revised front bumper and Citroen's latest corporate badging, plus LED daytime running lights. There are two new colours: Pearlescent White and Ink Blue.

Inside, the cabin retains the current model's practical layout, but gets a more comprehensive features list. Citroen's upgraded satellite-navigation system, which also includes an audio jack plug, USB sockets and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, will be offered for the first time. The system's screen can be hooked up to a reversing camera.

Other tweaks to the interior include LED ambient lighting in the front cabin, and an electrochrome rear-view mirror.

The revised C3 Picasso will go on sale in early 2013, but Citroen hasn't revealed any revisions to the standard specifications or pricing.

The Citroen gets a mild mid-life face-lift

Other debuts on Citroen's show stand will include limited-edition versions of the DS4 and DS5, called Pure Pearl because they feature pearlescent white paint, and the DS3 Cabrio that was shown recently in official images.

Citroen is also introducing a new range of three-cylinder petrol engines, called PureTech. The 1.0- and 1.2-litre motors produce between 67bhp and 81bhp, while delivering average economy of between 63mpg and 66mpg, and CO2 emissions from 99g/km to 104g/km. The lower-powered engine will be available in the C3, while the higher-powered motor is to be offered in both the C3 and DS3.

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By John McIlroy