Citroen Picasso five-seater (2007): first official pictures

Published: 20 March 2007

Citroen C4 Picasso: the lowdown

Citroen’s new five-seater compact MPV has arrived on UK shores to take on the likes of the Renault Scenic and the Toyota Verso. The C4 Picasso is essentially a stubbier version of the (subtly renamed) Grand C4 Picasso, Citroen’s seven-seater MPV which went on sale last year. And you could be forgiven for confusing the two – at the front, there’s not much difference apart from an extra couple of slashes in the bumper. However, this C4 is 120mm shorter than the Grand version, and the rear end has been completely redesigned. The tail-light clusters are now positioned neatly below the newly sloping rear windscreen and there’s a dinky roof spoiler to add a ‘sporting’ touch.

Any changes inside?

Not really, apart from having two fewer seats than the Grand C4 Picasso. Expect Citroen’s usual quirky bits and bobs, such as the fixed centre steering wheel and huge panoramic windscreen. The C4 Picasso is available with five engine options ranging from a 1.8-litre petrol with a five-speed manual gearbox to the range-topping 2.0-litre HDI with an electronic paddleshift ‘box. Prices start at £14,495 for the entry-level 1.8 LX and top out at £21,195 for the kitted-out HDi Exclusive. They’re all on sale now.