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Tony O'Kane | Jun, 27 2013 | 3 Comments

Citroen has unveiled the sharply-styled next-generation Grand C4 Picasso, which boasts more internal space than its precedesssor without an increase in external dimensions.

Built on the new EMP2 platform, the 2014 Grand C4 Picasso is identical in width and length to the current model, but is 50mm lower and has a 55mm longer wheelbase.

The stretched wheelbase enables more space on the inside for passengers and cargo, and the wider front and rear track also liberates more elbow room.

Cabin ambience is also lifted thanks to improved material quality, as well as the extensive use of LED ambient lighting.

The functional features of the current model also carry over, with seatback tray tables, under-floor storage for the second row and sliding trays beneath the front seats remaining on the Grand C4 Picasso's spec sheet.

Citroen claims the new Grand C4 Picasso is the most spacious second and third row seats in its segment, and if the front seat is folded flat it also makes for a handy cargo carrier.

It'll accept cargo up to a whopping 2.75m in length, and can take more than 700 litres worth of cargo with the second row seats in place.

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.

The new Grand C4 Picasso will feature a wide array of technology too, with active cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, a powered tailgate, a self-parking feature and a panoramic camera system that can display a top-down view of the car's surroundings.

That's in addition to lane departure warning, a blind spot monitor and a pair of integrated infotainment screens - a seven-inch LCD touchscreen, and a huge 12-inch LCD display that acts as the instrument panel.

The Grand C4 Picasso's EMP2 platform combines aluminium and steel along with a plastic composite rear floor and plastic tailgate to shave up to 110kg off its overall weight. The result is improved fuel economy and up to 30g/km fewer carbon dioxide emissions.

Three engines have been confirmed: the e-HDi 90, e-HDi 115 and the Euro VI-compliant BlueHDi 150. Citroen has yet to announce performance figures for each engine, however confirms that all will be available with either a six-speed traditional manual or a six-speed automated manual.

 

Australia

The Grand C4 Picasso is locked in for the Australian market, and will likely arrive in the first half of 2014. Pricing and local specifications will be announced closer to launch.

 
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