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by Tim Beissmann

The all-new Citroen C4 Grand Picasso has been officially unveiled, promising more interior space, greater efficiency and a host of new technology features.

A larger version of the recently revealed C4 Picasso five-seat MPV, the second-generation C4 Grand Picasso people-mover exhibits revised exterior styling and a more versatile cabin with two flat-folding seats in the third row.

At 4590mm long, 1830mm wide and 1630mm tall, the new Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is almost identical in size to the first-generation model, though its wheelbase has grown a substantial 110mm to 2840mm, which the French brand claims is the longest in its class.


Citroen says the new C4 Grand Picasso has the most spacious second and third seating rows in its segment, as well as the most accessible third row, the longest second-row seat adjustment travel, and the widest boot in its class. With the third row folded flat, the boot now has a capacity of 645 litres (up 69L from the original), which expands beyond 700L with the second row slid forwards.

The introduction of the new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) sees the C4 Grand Picasso’s weight reduced up to 110kg compared with its predecessor, with aluminium used in the floor and bonnet and the tailgate made from a composite material.


The weight saving aids fuel efficiency and emissions, with the most frugal diesel engine – the 66kW e-HDi 90 Airdream – emitting 98g/km CO2 and using 3.8 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

Other diesel engines available include the 85kW e-HDi that uses 4.0L/100km combined and the more powerful 110kW BlueHDi that uses 4.4L/100km when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission.


The redesigned interior features two digital displays – a seven-inch touchpad and a high-definition 12-inch panoramic screen – the former responsible for controlling in-car functions like air conditioning, audio and navigation, and the latter for displaying essential driving information, navigation data and other driving aids.

Other technology highlights include radar-based adaptive cruise control; collision warning, lane departure and blind spot monitoring systems; auto high-beam; 360 Vision camera display; and automatic reverse parking.