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Citroen reveals seven-seater C4 Grand Picasso


The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso has been officially unveiled and it promises a lot of interior space as well as being an efficient ride featuring quite a few new technologies.

This second-generation C4 Grand Picasso is a larger version of the recently revealed C4 Picasso five-seat MPV, but the Grand version is exhibiting a revised exterior styling and a more versatile cabin with two flat-folding seats in the third row.

The new C4 Grand Picasso is almost identical in size to the first-generation model, but the wheelbase has grown substantially by 110mm to 2840mm, which leads the French brand to claim that it is the longest in its class. The new model is 4590mm long, 1830mm wide and 1630mm tall.

According to the French carmaker, the C4 Grand Picasso features the most spacious second and third seating rows in the segment, and the most accessible third row as well as the longest second-row seat adjustment travel, not to mention the widest boot in the class. The boot now has a capacity of 645 litres – up by 69 litres from the original.

The introduction of the new Efficient Modular Platform 2 – EMP2 – reduced the Grand Picasso’s weight by about 110kg when compared with its predecessor, but there was also aluminium used in the floor and bonnet and tailgate made from a composite material.

The weight saving will aid in the fuel efficiency and emissions, with the most frugal diesel engine – the 66kW e-HDi 90 Airdream – emitting only 98g/km CO2 and using up 3.8 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

The other diesel engines that will be available include the 85kW e-HDi using 4.0L/100km combined as well as the more powerful 110kW BlueHDi that uses 4.4L/100km when it is paired with the six-speed automatic transmission.

The redesigned interior will also feature two digital display – seven-inch touchpad and high-definition 12-inch panoramic screen.

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