It is a plebeian vehicle with fancy gewgaws. First things first, the Grand C4 SpaceTourer is the new name for the. Their boxy bodies, dull interiors and wipe-clean materials were useful for those with children but did nothing to excite the senses. All models are front-wheel drive. The second row seats are also exceptional. All models also have a new front-end design and '3D-effect' rear lights.
The new range of cars goes on sale at the beginning of September, with prices starting at £19,635 for the C4 Picasso and £21,935 for the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso. It performs adequately and is impressively refined once it gets going, but can sound quite strained and breathless when worked hard. The second row is made up of three individually folding seats, while the third row seats disappear into the boot floor when packed away. Cars fitted with the most powerful 148bhp diesel engine get 18-inch alloy wheels, while all models in this trim also get a reversing camera, a semi-autonomous parking system where the car steers and you operate the brakes, steering and gears as well as keyless entry and go. After 400km of highway, suburban and city driving our average fuel consumption was 6.
With a six-speed manual gearbox fitted, the less powerful engine manages 55. Parents will also like the large boot 537 litres. Thirdly, the issue of jerky gear change is not as bad as people think. The middle row seats slide back and forth independently of one another, giving great access to the rear, and the third row can also be folded flat to provide a sizeable boot. Another wondrous characteristic are of course the seats and their capacity to increase occupancy from five to seven. Mechanically, the 2016 Grand Picasso is virtually identical to the model it replaces, but that is no bad thing. I guess the features are on par with any luxury brands.
Exterior is eye catching and several people are stopping by to ask more about it. Find out more about the. In fact, the car weights a bit less than the smaller C3 Picasso. On the road But that glass can have its drawbacks too — at first. With the centre row pushed right back, the sixth and seventh seats are a kids-only zone. Citroen has always been the butt of the motoring industry. Not only will it fit seven with ease but it can also accommodate pretty much any combination of people within that number, too.
The does a good job, too. What I like 1 Exterior look. The Flair is priced from £23,895 as a five-seat model and from £25,595 as a seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso. It does no harm to think of them. Everything feels solid and moves with a definite motion without a hint of flimsiness or unreliability. Otherwise its a fair car to drive but stiff competitions from its French cousins in Renault and Peugeot which offers more attractive models and even pricing! You want a smooth driving experience. Electric tailgate is especially useful and can be operated by using remote control.
Cruise control very useful on highway. Chosen by parents who put practicality before style and fun, it picked up a bad rep. Handling can be abit better 2. A fuel tank will run for more than 1200km before next pit stop! Michelin tyres provided What I do not like 16 inch Notos sport rims that look like olden days rim caps leather seats fitted locally can be improved Expensive servicing at C n C Go back to topup AdBlue urea regularly High Diesel road tax 1. What I like Spacious and bright interior Quiet drive Frugal engine Clean and neat dashboard What I do not like Stripped down features. The ride, too, impresses, staying composed and comfortable at both low and high speeds.
Then jab it again for the 2nd gear and ease off for the change for a smoother gear change. Surely the most important thing for vehicle ergonomics is the ease and safety with which the driver can interact with the controls, not how useful the seating arrangements are? Read the to help you decide on buying a car. It was like driving a tank in terms of size. It also gets aluminium roof bars on the Grand C4 Picasso only , front foglights with a cornering function, body-coloured heated and folding door mirrors and a height-adjustable front passenger seat. The article criticises the switches around the touch screen, and the slow and unresponsive system, but then says ergonomically the Picasso is excellent in terms of seat versatility. Drive: Drive is quiet and smooth.
We may receive a commission or other benefits for introducing you to a lender. Also standard on the Flair is a hands-free tailgate that opens when you wave your foot under the rear bumper, fold-down tables for the second row of seats and a panoramic sunroof. Ergonomically, though, the Picasso is still the brilliantly versatile machine that families have come to love. So as well as the C4 and Grand C4 SpaceTourers, there's the separate model, which is based on the van, while the crossover replaced the to put it firmly in the crossover sector. Seats are easy to fold and unfold though they are mostly manual. Fast forward today, it still exudes an aura of futuristic car with its bold styling on the front and rear.
An egg-shaped vehicle with five individual seats, more windows than a cable-car, folding tables for the rear passengers and a digital instrument cluster sitting in the middle and on top of a dashboard the size of a bar counter. That said, just before the delivery driver came to take it away, I was tempted to create some chocolate skid marks on the seat. The blind spot monitoring system is very useful safety features that help me avoided a few near miss collision with car beside me but of course we could not take it for granted. That's because of the semi-auto gear. This second generation Grand C4 Picasso made its global debut at the Geneva motor show in 2013 and arrived here in early 2014. Second row seat can also be put down from the back in a similar fashion making for a very quick transition. The minimal styling changes make it hard to spot a new C4 Picasso in a line-up; look out for the chrome chevrons on the nose extending fully around the daytime running lights, and extra air intakes at the sides of the front bumper.