New Citroen C3 Picasso hits the roads

The compact Citroen C3 Picasso MPV is about to hit our shores and no doubt we will be seeing a lot of them on our roads.

Citroen C3 Picasso

The Citroen C3 Picasso

There are still plenty of the older versions trundling around and so there will be plenty of buyers switching to this one. Critics of Citroen say their build quality isn’t that good but since I’ve owned Citroen cars, I can say they are much better than their reputation.

Citroen designers also aren’t shy about adopting radical designs and some of that confidence has sneaked into the Picasso.

Restyling tweaks include a new front bumper and the newest Citroen logo redesign. Some models get daytime running lights (a bugbear of mine so I won’t be buying those) and the VT versions get a new hubcap design.

The new Piccasso was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September and the engines have been slightly improved. As usual with the Picasso, potential buyers should have a look at the diesel options – the HDi 115 is particularly good.

Though the HDi 90 manual VT version is worth considering because it could return an impressive 67.2mpg.

There are new colour to choose from and some excellent technology options such as the new eMyWay sat nav system.

Though in carrying out the raft of tweaks and upgrades I think they’ve lost the Picasso ‘look’ and it could be the Nissan Note or another model – but it will still sell well.

The Picasso is on sale from next month, priced at £12,995.

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