CITROËN GRAND C4 SPACETOURER
Why does it look like this?
Citroën’s sticking with the proper MPV formula but doing it its own way – styling is greenhouseon-wheels meets Blade Runner. Top-spec Flair has swish turbine alloys, sweeping sunroof and enough chrome bits attached to rival an Xzibit-iddled lowrider.
What powers this family ferry?
Diesel shove courtesy of the same engine family as the 5008, albeit less powerful here so progress is sluggish. Unit gargles a little more than its PSA cousin, possibly due to the echo chamber you sit in, but the gearbox makes swift work of keeping it schtum on the move.
Resign myself to driving boredom?
Woollier than your nan’s tea cosy, but then Citroën ignores sportiness by design. Built for long motorway cruises on those big family trips with its vague steering, loaty ride, spongey seats and mats full of crushed wine gums.
In a word, Citroën; striking, commendably un-sporty