Fresh look, petrol power for French people mover
The 2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso range is on sale in Australia, sporting a fresh look and powertrain, with prices starting at $38,490 before on-road costs.
Key updates include the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems, revised styling, and a new sub-$40,000 entry point into the line-up in the form of the new petrol-powered variant.
The 1.6-litre turbo petrol develops 121kW of power and 240Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Aisin.
Stamped with Euro 5 certification, the petrol-powered Grand C4 Picasso can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 10.2 seconds, matching the diesel, while using a claimed 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle.
Meanwhile, the 110kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel carries over, mated as standard to a six-speed automatic. Fuel use in the diesel is rated at 4.5L/100km, aided by idle stop/start technology.
Standard features are largely the same across both variants, meaning all models get 17-inch alloys, seven seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 360-degree camera system, DAB digital radio, electric tailgate, keyless entry and start, and a panoramic sunroof.
Both versions also get driver-assist tech like speed limit recognition, active lane assist, active blind-spot assist, and driver attention monitoring as standard.
The diesel ($44,490) gets a one-up on the petrol by offering autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control with stop&go function as standard equipment.
Options include 18-inch 'Python' alloy wheels ($690), premium paint ($800), and the Leather Lounge Pack ($5000) which adds nappa leather-appointed seat trim, driver's seat with massage function, adjustable lumbar support and extended headrest, height and tilt-adjustable front passenger seat with massage function, electric foot rest and extended headrest, electric and heated front seats, along with LED reading lights for the rear tray tables.
The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso range is on sale now.
Note: Overseas model shown
2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso pricing
- Exclusive THP – $38,490 (1.6T, 6AT)
- Exclusive HDi – $44,490 (2.0TD, 6AT)