With the new modular EMP2 platform offering a longer wheelbase and increased cabin space, the New C4 Picasso is more compact on the outside with more space on the inside than the previous generation model, setting new benchmarks for the segment.
It is 40mm shorter but with a 55mm longer wheelbase for class-beating interior space. Boot space is increased by 40-litres to 537-litres VDA – the best in the segment – and expands up to 630-litres with the rear seats pushed forward.
The New C4 Picasso is 140kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to the new EMP2 platform, which uses aluminium, very high yield strength steel and a composite rear floor cut to weight by 70 kg. The body style cuts a further 70 kg through optimised exterior dimensions and new materials such as an aluminium bonnet and composite tailgate. The significant weight loss means New C4 Picasso now weighs the same as the C3 Picasso.
The New C4 Picasso is the first compact MPV with an internal combustion engine to deliver sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. The e-HDi 90 Airdream engine, mated to the new 6-speed clutchless gearbox, emits just 98g/km with fuel economy of 74mpg – a record in the class.
Stop & Start technology is fitted on all diesel units with the exception of the HDi 90 manual.
The popular e-HDi 115 engine emits just 104g/km CO2 with the 6-speed clutchless gearbox, 105g/km with the manual and delivers 70mpg.
New C4 Picasso will be the first Citroën model available with a BlueHDi engine meeting Euro 6 standards. The BlueHDi 150 emits just 110g/km of CO2 and features an SCR module (selective catalytic reduction), currently the most efficient technology for treating NOx (- 90%) and cutting CO₂ emissions in all situations.
Alongside the 6-speed manual gearbox, a new 6-speed clutchless gearbox is available. The ETG6 (6-speed Efficient Tronic Gearbox) delivers improved performance and can be integrated into the e-HDi 90 and e-HDi 115 engines.