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A host of updates for Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso

  • New tech and engine for stylish people carrier
  • Styling tweaks and an updated colour range
  • Arrives in UK for September, available to order in June

The Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso will receive a suite of updates for 2016.

Engine options now include the 1.2-litre PureTech 130 S&S fitted with an automatic gearbox in both C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso models. Claiming to achieve 55.4mpg and a CO2 output of 115g/km, this turbocharged, three-cylinder people carrier falls into the 20 percent BIK tax rate for the current 2016/17 year.

Prices have yet to be finalised, but a current 1.2-litre PureTech 130 emitting the same CO2 output with a manual gearbox will cost a 20 percent tax payer £61 in VTR trim. Thanks to a predicted higher list price, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the automatic gearbox command approximately £5 a month more.

A lower-powered PureTech 110 S&S with a 6-speed manual will also be available in five-seat C4 Picasso form only. CO2 figures are yet to be released, but we don’t expect these to venture too far away from the 110g/km as found in the standard C4 hatchback. Official mpg figures should incrementally increase on paper too, but in reality we don’t expect much of a difference as the engine may have to work harder to get the C4 Picasso moving.

Elsewhere, styling tweaks mostly extend to the front – with chrome insert surrounds fitted lower down on the bumper, an additional air intake mounted centrally surrounding the number plate and the Citroen chevrons now extend to encompass the LED daytime running lights.

The rest of the exterior remains largely unchanged, with tweaks limited to the rear light clusters, a new black-filled, rear Citroen badge and a new 17-inch alloy wheel design.

Three new body colours have also been added, while the roof can now be painted in black as an option on the five-seat C4 Picasso. The seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso can now be fitted with silver-painted roof bars.

Inside, both the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso receive an update in tech thanks to a hands-free tailgate, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, active blind spot monitoring and driver attention alert. Citroen Connect Nav allows for 3D maps, new touch-gestures and Apple Carplay to be used on the updated 7-inch centre touchscreen.

Orders for the updated C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso will be available from June, with models arriving in September.