• Jan 5, 2007
click above image for high-resolution gallery

That fine Euro MPV, the Citroen C4 Picasso, will be shrinking in March of this year. According to Autoblog Spanish, visitors to the Geneva Motor Show will see a whole new vehicle rather than the 7-seat microvan they have come to know. In its place there will be a new C4 that is a bit smaller and capable of hauling only 5 people. The familiar 7 passenger version will still be around, and is rumored to be renamed the Grand Picasso. Besides losing two seats and a few inches of length, the new shorter C4 gets revised front and rear fascias that are a bit cleaner, as well as a smoother roofline. The interior and engine options should stay the same, however.

You can view more angles of the Picasso in this high-resolution gallery.

[Source: AB Spanish]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Do you guys even bother researching your stuff before posting, or just make stuff up as you go along?

      The current generation Citroen Picasso is a 5-SEATER, not a 7-SEATER. The 7-seater model is based on the new design, and was unvield in Paris. The 5-Seat model is coming to Geneva. Consumers have not gotten used to "7 seat model". Another example of terrible journalism at Autoblog and another reason why if you can't speak Spanish, don't bother using Spanish sources using Altavista to translate.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sell this in the US, please!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know how well the styling of this particular vehicle would catch on here, but with "Minivans" becoming larger than ever, I think there's certainly a market for smaller minivans like this. What the Brits call "people carriers". Sell them at about $18,000 and up and small, young families will flock to them... they're certainly more useful than cute-utes (Which are also going larger than necessary).
      I looked at the Mazda5 when I was car shopping, but the second-row seats were too cramped, to make room for the toddlers-only third row. I would have given very serious consideration to something like the Ford S-Max, or how about an Opel Zafaria brought over as a Saturn? With the sporty model (Vauxhall calls it a VXR, not sure about Opel) as a RedLine model.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That looks remarkably like their C-Sportlounge concept from a year or two ago.

      I wish some minivan/wagon like that would come to the US. The Mazda 5 is close, but not as finely styled.

      Something looking like that with a turbocharged boxer engine, for a low hoodline, and real AWD would be very cool. And better than the existing Subaru Tribeca. Something with all weather power and performance with the family aboard would be very nice.

      Not minivan boxy or slow, not heavy and lumbering like an SUV, More practical than a sedan, and not as stigmatized as a two-box wagon, comfortable for the passengers, and involving and satifying for the driver. Less expensive and not as ugly as the Merc R-class.

      Since Citroen is not likely to come to the US... I wish some company, like Subaru, would push that concept forward. Too many companies seem way too risk-adverse with overall product design to the point of cowardice, though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5 - Why bother when we know all of you will do our editing for us after the fact? :D Perhaps the wording was a bit confusing, but the new C4 Picasso that was shown a couple of months ago in Paris is to be a 7-seater. Just as people were getting used to that being the new Picasso, along comes this 5-seat version to be a true replacement for the current model.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow. beautiful. why don't the states get these cars... such a shame
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks great!