2009 Citroen C3 Picasso review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 11 September 2008 , 10:09:45 byVeronica

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Citroen C3 Picasso

Citroen developed the new C3 Picasso, a model that combines comfort, quality, affordability, performance and economy under one shell. The new vehicle benefits from a new direction in body design, blending the roomy, versatile shapes of an MPV with the quality, agility and comfort. To increase either boot volume or rear leg room the split-folding rear seats slide back and forth independently and can also be folded away with one effortless hand movement. Knee room is plentiful even with the rear bench moved forward and by using slim seat backs and bases on the front seats, rear passengers are afforded even more space. Under the parcel shelf there are 500 liters of rear storage space, its boot being one of the biggest in the segment. The new Citroen C3 Picasso also features a removable boot floor, an intelligent addition to the overall versatility of the vehicle, which can be positioned at two different levels. When the rear seats are folded down, a flat loading surface is created right up to the back of the front seats and magnetic flaps fitted to the backs of the rear seats extend the flat surface between the bench and the boot floor. Its cabin also features a number of ingenious and practical storage solutions like nifty holes, pen holders, non-slip surfaces and even a map-holder. On the inside it features ultra-soft dashboard surface materials. Providing a portable light-source in case of emergency there is a neat dual-function portable flash light available. The designers of the new C3 Picasso also paid special attention to the acoustic resulting in excellent sound insulation for occupants. Soundproofing was focused at the source of the noise with emphasis on reducing the higher pitched sounds. With easier and safer driving in mind, a range of aids are available. To be more precise, we are talking about rear parking assist, speed limiter / cruise control and also integrated navigation system. There are two petrol units available, the VTi 95 and the VTi 120 and two diesel ones, the HDi 90 and the HDi 110.