Citroen Picasso Buying Guide

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Citroen designs quality cars for the urban and suburban lifestyle. The Picasso vehicles from Citroen come in three series, the Citroen Xsara Picasso, the Citroen C3 Picasso, and the Citroen C4 Picasso. If you plan to purchase one of these cars, first take time to find out a few basic facts about the generations, engines, and trim levels available.


Citroen Xsara Picasso

From 1999 to 2008, Citroen produced the Citroen Xsara Picasso. The car, a five-door compact vehicle, is available in two different versions or trim levels, SX and LX. You can also select from three different engine styles, including a 1.8-litre petrol engine, a 1.6-litre petrol engine, and a 2-litre HDI diesel engine. The company introduced a revised line of Citroen Xsara Picasso cars in 2004, bringing in another engine option, a 1.6-litre HDi diesel engine that economised fuel more efficiently.


Citroen C3 Picasso

In 2008, Citroen released the second Citroen Picasso, known as the Citroen C3 Picasso. This mini multi-purpose vehicle comes in several trim types. The Exclusive trim has a front passenger seat that can fold up, giving owners more storage space. This model also has rear parking sensors, an interior of luxurious chrome and leather, a special filter for pollen, dual-zone climate control, and tinted windows. Other limited edition trims for the Citroen C3 Picasso include the 90th anniversary, Blackcherry, Code Red, Code White, Millennium, Music Touch, and Passion Bleus versions. The available engines for the Citroen C3 Picasso vehicles are a 1.6-litre VTi petrol engine, a 1.4-litre VTi petrol engine, a 1.6-litre diesel engine, or a 1.6-litre HDi Airdream engine. Originally, only manual Citroen C3 Picasso automobiles were available, but in 2011 the manufacturer released an automatic version as well, paired with a start-stop feature that economised fuel and a regenerative braking system that reused the energy from slowing or stopping the vehicle.


Citroen C4 Picasso

The Citroen C4 Picasso is yet another variety of the Picasso, released on the market in 2006. This particular car comes in a standard five-seater version as well as a Grand C4 Picasso that seats seven people. The first generation of the Citroen C4 Picasso spanned the years 2006 through 2013, with the second generation appearing in 2014. A sleek-ultramodern look and plenty of interior space makes both the regular and the Grand versions very popular with consumers. In the Grand C4 Picasso, users enjoy 500 litres of boot capacity. With the rear seats down, that expands to 1,951 litres. Several trims and models such as Business+, Intensive, LX, SX, Lounge, Platinum, VTR, and VTR+ allow you to choose a version of the car that fits your specific needs. For the 2014 C4 Picasso, you can select one of six engine types, four diesel and two petrol.

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