UPDATE: The C4 Picasso has now been officially revealed, although an Australian launch is not currently planned.
Citroen's new C4 Picasso has been given an online unveiling this week, following its debut in concept form earlier this year.
As expected, the French carmaker's earlier Technospace concept has transitioned to production with only minor tweaks: styling remaining largely unchanged inside and out.
The production debut of the Technospace concept could also point to a new design direction for the Citroen brand.
In moving to production, The Picasso's trademark corner window between the A-pillar and front door frame remains, as does the tapering roofline to a big tailgate.
The 2014 C4 Picasso is slightly smaller than its predecessor, measuring 40mm shorter, while sitting on a wheelbase 55mm longer than before.
The new Picasso also picks up an additional 40 litres of rear cargo space, totalling 537 litres with the rear seats up and 630 litres with the second-row seats moved forward.
Riding on Citroen's new EMP2 platform, the C4 Picasso is also around 140kg lighter than the outgoing model - making it roughly the same weight as the smaller C3 Picasso.
International engine options in the new range will include a range of small diesel engines, matched to a new six-speed clutchless automatic transmission.
Speaking with TMR today, Citroen Australia's Jenny Chungall confirmed that a local debut for the C4 Picasso is not currently under consideration.
While Citroen's local arm isn't saying, we can likely look forward to the expected seven-seat 'Grand Picasso' version to come here, as with the current range.
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