Citroen has confirmed that the smaller of its Picasso twins will hit Australia in February, although pricing and features are still to detailed.
That news marked about-face for the carmaker’s local distributor, Sime Darby, which had revealed early last year that an Australian launch was not at the time under consideration.
Full details on the local C4 Picasso range are still to come, although the company has confirmed it will offer a 360-degree birdseye-view camera system as standard across the line-up.
A Drive Assist package will also be available as an option, adding Lane Departure Warning (which will also vibrate the driver’s seatbelt), Active Cruise Control and Active Seat Belts.
Citroen also specifies that it will market the C4 Picasso in Australia as a hatchback rather than as a ‘people mover’ (unless the larger Grand Picasso), making it a companion model to the regular C4 hatch and the premium DS4.
Despite its classification however, the C4 Picasso is noteably larger than the regular C4, with its 2785mm wheelbase significantly longer than the C4’s 2608mm footprint.
By comparison, the Grand C4 Picasso has a wheelbase 55mm longer than its smaller twin, better accommodating the third row of seating.
Watch for full details on the local C4 Picasso range to surface in the coming month.