Citroen has just introduced a revised version of the C3 Picasso compact MPV in the UK with a re-calibrated engine to reduce the CO2 emissions. The VTR+ and exclusive models equipped with the 90 hp diesel engine are now rated at 119 g/km CO2 compared to the 125 g/km of the previous edition. Getting below that 120 g/km threshold is important in the UK because road taxes are in part based on fuel/consumption CO2 emissions. Getting into the lower tax band means a reduction from £120 to just £35. Mileage goes from 50 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined cycle to 52.3 mpg (U.S.). The new, high-mileage models also get standard Bluetooth connections for cell phones and USB connections for MP3 players.

[Source: Citroen]





PRESS RELEASE:

3rd November 2009 09/106

LOWER CO2, IMPROVED MPG & MORE CONNECTIVITY FOR CITROËN'S C3 PICASSO

The biggest small car on the road, Citroën's award-winning C3 Picasso, is now even more functional and economical with the availability of a new optional Bluetooth® upgrade and a recent engine improvement that sees the funky MPV deliver sub-120g/km CO2 emissions for just £35 a year road tax.

Further improving C3 Picasso's already impressive environmental credentials, the 1.6HDi 16V 90hp diesel engine has been re-homologated and, in VTR+ & Exclusive trim, now emits just 119g/km of CO2 (down from 125g). Consequently, both of these C3 Picasso models are now classified in VED band C - meaning an annual road tax reduction from £120 to just £35. Even more significantly, these models now deliver an extra 2.7mpg on the combined cycle, bringing the new figure to 62.8mpg.

Also on VTR+ and Exclusive - as part of a new option pack - an integrated Bluetooth® hands-free system has been introduced, so drivers can safely and easily keep in touch when they are on the move. This new option also includes a built-in USB Box and socket, which allows users to connect a portable MP3 player directly to the car's audio system. Menu navigation and music selection is managed via the steering-mounted and dashboard radio controls, with song titles displayed on the radio screen.

New Citroën C3 Picasso - CO2 Emissions, Fuel Economy (combined cycle) & Pricing Information:
Effective November 2009. Reduced CO2 emissions & improved MPG figures shown in bold text.


VERSION

CO2 Emissions
g/km

MPG Combined Cycle

Basic
R.R.P

V.A.T

Total
R.R.P

'On The Road'
R.R.P

1.4 16V VTi 95hp VT

159

40.9

£9,560.87

£1,434.13

£10,995.00

£11,795.00

1.6HDi 16V 90hp VT

123

60.1

£10,543.48

£1,581.52

£12,125.00

£12,895.00

1.4 16V VTi 95hp VTR+

157

41.5

£10,517.39

£1,577.61

£12,095.00

£12,895.00

1.6 16V VTi 120hp VTR+

159

40.9

£11,169.57

£1,675.43

£12,845.00

£13,645.00

1.6HDi 16V 90hp VTR+

119

62.8

£11,573.91

£1,736.09

£13,310.00

£13,995.00

1.4 16V VTi 95hp Exclusive

157

41.5

£11,473.91

£1,721.09

£13,195.00

£13,995.00

1.6 16V VTi 120hp Exclusive

159

40.9

£12,126.09

£1,818.91

£13,945.00

£14,745.00

1.6HDi 16V 90hp Exclusive

119

62.8

£12,530.43

£1,879.57

£14,410.00

£15,095.00

1.6HDi 16V 110hp DPFS Exclusive

130

57.6

£13,152.17

£1,972.83

£15,125.00

£15,895.00



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