2014 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso: Price And Features For Australia

Mike Stevens | Feb 26, 2014

2014 CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO

Is this the year of the people-mover?

Mercedes has revealed its new V-Class, Kia’s next Carnival will appear later in the year, the new Honda Odyssey hit Australia this month - and now there's Citroen’s new C4 Grand Picasso.

Launching with just one $43,990 specification, the seven-seat C4 Grand Picasso is also loaded, importer Sime Darby says, with around $9000 in extra features.

The new Picasso's pricing drops it into the middle of the people-mover market, surrounded by the new $39,990 Honda Odyssey and the ageing $44-990 Grand Carnival, along with the $36,990 Peugeot 5008.

Citroen will be looking to the Picasso's new look, Euro appeal and abundant features to win buyers away from its rivals (and Peugeot stablemate).

“We’ve very excited to introduce the all New Grand C4 Picasso in Australia. It’s a people mover that drives like a car and looks very stylish, But it’s also supremely practical with ample space, high levels of safety and technology,” Citroen Australia’s Manuel Tyras said.

POWERTRAIN

Power is provided by PSA Peugeot Citroen’s BlueHDi diesel engine, producing 110kW and 370Nm - the latter available from 2000rpm to 2500rpm.

By comparison, the outgoing model offered more power at 120kW, but less torque at 340Nm.

The new diesel unit is mated to a six-speed auto, with fuel consumption listed at a low 4.5 l/100km - compared to 6.8 l/100km for the previous model.

For those somehow curious, Citroen promises a 0-100km/h time of 10.2 seconds in the new Picasso, again bettering the 10.6 run of its predecessor.

FEATURES & DIMENSIONS

Features of the Australian C4 Grand Picasso, pegged at Citroen's familiar 'Exclusive' trim grade, include 17-inch alloy wheels, fabric seats, dual-zone auto climate control, second-row vents, keyless entry and start, and a panoramic glass roof with electric blind.

In the dash is a 12-inch panoramic display screen for navigation and parking camera, and Bluetooth/USB/iPhone connectivity is also include.

A smaller seven-inch touchscreen also has on-screen displays for the larger display's features, along with climate control and other options.

There's also cruise control with speed limiter, leather steering wheel with audio switches, auto headlights and wipers, and electronic park brake, auto dipping mirrors for reversing.

Safety features include six airbags, auto hazard lights, ESC, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, parking sensors front and rear, 360-degree parking camera, auto park assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

A $2000 Drive Assist Pack adds lane departure warning, anti-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, active seat belts, and smart high-beam. There's also a $1000 electric tailgate.

The 2014 Grand C4 Picasso boasts the same external dimensions as its predecessor, but is 50mm lower and has a 55mm longer wheelbase at 2840mm.

Storage space, with five of the seven seats in place, is listed at 645 litres, and Citroen quotes an 1170mm space between the rear wheel arches.

With the front seat folded flat, it also makes a handy cargo carrier able to accept a load up to a sizeable 2.75m in length.

Citroen also claims the 2014 Grand C4 Picasso has the most accessible third row in its segment, as well as the longest travel for its sliding second-row bench.

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

2014 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Exclusive - $43,990

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  • martin says,
    10 months ago
    any news of the next C5? either the best kept secret, or there won't be one?sad
  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    10 months ago
    Looks cool... Pricing will kill sales.
    • markwa says,
      10 months ago
      3 likes
      Seems to be really priced well for size/specs etc. The Honda looks good with the price cuts but which model is closest to the spec level of the C4? Also a bargain compared to the taragos asking price which is a joke.
    • matt says,
      10 months ago
      meh.... if people pay 45k for a kia van then i dont see how it will stop people from considering this. For me its lack of petrol option.
  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    10 months ago
    I hope PSA have not done their usual lazy RHD engineering, major issue being the fuse box in the glovebox.
    • Ian says,
      10 months ago
      I looked at one on Monday and sadly it appears the fuse box is in the glovebox, it is tiny. The loss of the oddment bins on top of the dash board is also disappointing, apparently the cloth trim includes underseat drawers.
    • markwa says,
      10 months ago
      1 like
      But how often do people need to gain access to the fuse box? I have only ever changed one fuse in my 15yo car and non in the newer car yet in fact I have no idea where the fuse box even is in that car since it's not below the steering wheel like past cars.
      • Mike says,
        10 months ago
        I think the issue is that the fuse box being there means a smaller glovebox.
      • Mike says,
        10 months ago
        I think the issue is that the fuse box being there means a smaller glovebox.
      • Mike says,
        10 months ago
        I think the issue is that the fuse box being there means a smaller glovebox.
  • Andrew says,
    10 months ago
    1 like
    Had a look at the new Grand Picasso and the new Honda Odyssey over the weekend. The Grand Picasso is a great drive, the diesel is responsive, self parking is impressive but a similar specced Honda Odyssey (VTi-L) will beat it hands down in terms of practicality and space which will be most important for a lot of families. Access to the 3rd row is great as is seating comfort. You would have a hard time getting 2 Adults to sit in the 3rd row of the Grand Picasso for any length of time. The extra 300mm or so of length in the Odyssey makes all the difference. Another factor for families, which may be a deal breaker (apart from the price, servicing costs and availability of spare parts!) is the lack curtain airbags which extend to the 3rd row in the Grand Picasso. The Odyssey is not without it's faults, Sat Nav that relies on the iPhone 5 must be a joke and the omission of front and rear parking sensors seems odd but overall the Odyssey wins in terms of practicality and price.
    • Kingy says,
      9 months ago
      Big minus for us is the towing capacity of the Honda. Can't tow our small van whereas this (and the 5008) can.
  • Lex says,
    9 months ago
    We have a 2009 one, which has been quite good apart from some electrical issues in the first 6 months fixed under warranty.
    Key question for me is whether the sunroof will be too hot for Brisbane
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