Citroën's upcoming C4 Picasso is already feeling the love from auto magazines. 4x4 & MPV Driver magazine likes the updated minivan (MPV) for a lot of reasons, and voted it the MPV of the Year. The C4 will come with four engine options: 127 bhp DIN 1.8i 16V and 143 bhp DIN 2.0i 16V (both petrol) and 110 bhp DIN 1.6 HDi and 138 bhp DIN 2.0 HDi (both diesel and both with particulate filters) when it comes to the UK early next year. 4x4 & MPV Driver thought the lighting in the car deserved special mention (notice the larger windshield in the photo above?), and so awarded the C4 the MPV Innovation of the Year award.

This is all well and good, but what's really exciting about the C4 is a prototype model that may make its way to dealer lots in 2010. This prototype has a diesel-hybrid engine and will feature Citroën's Stop & Start technology. These fuel-efficient features should bump the C4's current 45 mpg rating (on diesel) to around 84 mpg. That's progress.

[Source: 4x4 & MPV Driver, Citroën]

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