Citroen’s lat­est C4 Pi­casso is still one of the slinki­est MPVS around, as re­ports

Matt Joy Citroen C4 Pi­casso

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

There’s only one prob­lem with suc­cess, and that’s how to fol­low it. It’s a tricky one al­right; the first gen­er­a­tion Citroen Pi­casso (based on the Xsara) was a solid-gold hit and sold by the shipload thanks to keen pric­ing and tons of space. The next gen­er­a­tion did well too, but had tougher ri­vals to con­tend with.

Now there’s a brand-new C4 Pi­casso MPV, and once again it faces a dif­fi­cult task. The com­pe­ti­tion is hot­ter than ever, and buy­ers are more de­mand­ing than ever too. Just hav­ing space isn’t enough; com­fort, at­trac­tive de­sign and fuel ef­fi­ciency ap­pear on the shop­ping lists of most. This is a tough crowd to please.

This new C4 Pi­casso is a much more so­phis­ti­cated de­vice how­ever. The key ad­vance is that the C4 Pi­casso is the first of a se­ries of Citroens to use the new EMP2 plat­form. Be­cause of its mod­u­lar de­sign it can be length­ened to cre­ate a whole range of ve­hi­cles and it’s also been cre­ated to save weight; the new C4 Pi­casso is 140kg lighter than the pre­vi­ous model. De­spite this, Citroen claims it is stronger and stiffer than the out­go­ing car.

Im­por­tant stuff then, but it’s the out­side that will get your at­ten­tion first. Much more than a box on wheels, the C4 Pi­casso has a large glass area and slim LED head­lights that help to cre­ate a more dis­tinc­tive look. It’s clearly re­lated to the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion model but with more char­ac­ter; it’s cer­tainly ben­e­fit­ted from the im­pres­sively-stylish DS mod­els else­where in the range. You can have one parked on your drive and your neigh­bours won’t au­to­mat­i­cally as­sume that you’ve given up on life be­cause you now have chil­dren, which is surely the point.

This is an MPV how­ever so

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