Citroen C3 Picasso (2009)

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Citroen C3 Picasso

Citroën C3 the new baby-MPV, will be making its public debut at next Paris Motor Show, a UK launch in 2009. The Citroën C3 will be the third Citroën to the Company’s award-winning Picasso

Far from the average MPV, the C3 Picasso’s ‘magic box’ lies in the way it is both compact and and also brings together other opposing qualities strength and comfort, quality and performance and economy, contemporary and design, square shapes and curves and, significantly, and practicality.

The new Citroën C3 Picasso class-leading space, intelligent and design, modular seat intuitive storage solutions, engines co-developed with and all the comfort, technology and safety expect of a Citroën MPV. It also fit comfortably alongside the Xsara Picasso and Citroën C4 within Citroën’s – best selling MPV brand in – portfolio.

Bursting from the ordinary with its cheeky, character, bubbly and charming good looks, the C3 Picasso benefits from a new in body design, blending the versatile shapes of an MPV with the agility and comfort of an SUV and at the same challenging the preconceived notions of the MPV segment.

2009 Citroen C3 Picasso

outside, big inside

Citroën’s range of family cars is for providing occupants with levels of space and the Citroën C3 is no exception. Measuring 4.08m 1.73m wide and 1.62m the car’s striking cube-like shape, with short end and vertical rear, creates an space in the cabin whilst rounded curves soften the and give the car a happy appearance an expression further exemplified by the grin of its ‘smiling headlamps’.

the Picasso’s intuitive modular interior space is optimised and simply. To increase either volume or rear legroom the rear seats slide and forth independently and can also be away with one effortless movement. This function an entirely flat load which extends right up to the seatbacks and can be further extended to over 2.41m – by the back of the front passenger completely down.

Unrivalled in its roominess, the cabin measures 1.66m – one of the in its class and a rival for a number of in the segment above. Knee is plentiful even with the bench moved forward and by slim seat backs and on the front seats, rear are afforded even more Elbow room in the front and is 1.43m and 1.40m respectively, best for the segment.


There is plenty of rear space on offer with under the parcel shelf, the C3 Picasso’s boot is one of the biggest in the and with the rear bench this aperture increases to an 1,506-litres.

The Citroën C3 Picasso features a removable boot an intelligent addition to the vehicle’s versatility, which can be positioned at two levels. In its high position the sits level with the sill for making loading and in the low position, more storage is available in the rear.

When the seats are folded down, a loading surface is created up to the back of the front seats and flaps fitted to the backs of the seats extend the flat between the bench and the boot Whatever the positions of the seats, a luggage cover, which can be under the boot floor, conceals the boot contents.

The Citroën C3 Picasso’s cabin features a number of ingenious and storage solutions like cubby holes, pen holders, surfaces and even a map holder a place for each object and The glove box is ventilated on air-conditioned and aircraft-style trays can also be in the rear with reading and cup holders.

With one of the largest areas in the segment – up to – the Citroën C3 Picasso is a and spacious place to be. Drivers are a commanding and unobstructed view of the thanks to the high-set seating and the car’s three-part panoramic with its slim pillars a side vision angle of – another best in the

A panoramic glass roof is available which allows more light to soak the cabin enhancing the feeling of being.

Interior innovation

The Citroën C3 cabin places special on perceived quality, setting the MPV from its rivals, with dashboard surface materials, considered decors and the layout of the graining.

Providing a portable in case of emergency there is a dual-function portable flash available. Built into the where it functions as a boot the smart gadget can be removed and as a hand-held torch which is when placed back in its

Citroen C3 Picasso

A ‘wink’ shaped cluster is in classic MPV style, on the central of the vehicle so that all passengers access to cabin information, slightly toward the driver, who benefits from a translucent area with driver

As with the instrument cluster, the and practical design of the controls the driving experience with an dash-mounted gear stick and seat and steering wheel.


Robust and agile a remarkably compact design, latest MPV is perfect for city with its vertical rear end parking easy. Manoeuvrability and a turning circle make the Citroën C3 Picasso an asset in areas and saloon car like holding with an uncompromised position, thanks to the 3-part windscreen, leaves the driver confident.

The designers of the Citroën C3 Picasso paid special attention to the resulting in excellent sound for occupants. Soundproofing was focussed at the of the noise with emphasis on the higher pitched sounds. also took great in sealing the vehicle with performance inflated inserts and sealing around the body bringing an immediate perceptible cut in noise.

With easier and driving in mind a range of are available, such as rear assist, speed limiter/cruise and integrated navigation system.

new NaviDrive system features a colour widescreen, the latest wide satellite navigation with live traffic MP3/WMA-compatible audio CD player and a hands-free kit. iPod can also be connected via an auxiliary

Citroën’s award-winning range of vehicles has consistently held a reputation for being safe and and the Citroën C3 Picasso is no exception. ESP available and all-round protection up to six airbags (front, side and active restraint systems, a warning system, ABS with EBD and automatic hazard warning Isofix anchor points, locking on the rear doors and and a special child rear-view the Citroën C3 Picasso is a safe, friendly environment.

Meeting the needs of MPV customers for agile city performance with long-distance fuel the Citroën C3 Picasso will be with a choice of two new petrol and two HDi diesel units.

The two petrol – VTi 95 and VTi 120 – are from the of engines developed in partnership BMW and combine efficient economy responsive performance and lowered CO2 – the VTi 120 already complies future Euro 5 pollution Both diesel units the HDi 90 and HDi 110 DPFS – are from impressive HDi line up and boast low CO2 emissions of 125g/km and 130g/km

Citroen C3 Picasso
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