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Citroen C3 Picasso 2009

 The new 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso will have its market debut in the first-quarter of 2009, after presented at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso comes with two diesel engines (HDi 90hp and HDi 110bhp), and with two new petrol engines (VTi 95hp and VTi 120hp).

The 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso carry the Airdream environmental signature that identifies the models with the best environmental credentials and powered by either of the diesel power units.

The 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso offers a modular layout of the interior that allows the optimization the cabin space. The 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso is 4.08m long, 1.73m in wide and 1.62m tall.

Press Release

C3 Picasso, Citroen???s new creation

With the C3 Picasso, Citroen is once again shaking up conventional automotive ideas, introducing an innovative concept that is sure to play a leading role in the B2 MPV segment.

The C3 Picasso bears all the hallmark creativity of Citroen and stands out with its bold styling, innovative architecture and outstanding ingenuity. It does more than simply sublimate the qualities of an MPV. The high-set seating and onboard visibility will delight all passengers, while the vehicle???s complete and intuitive modular design will make their day-to-day life a charm. And the newcomer???s nimble roadholding will satisfy drivers looking for pleasure and involvement at the wheel.

The new C3 family body style will be presented at this year???s Paris Motor Show, ahead of launch in first-quarter 2009.

Devilish charm

Citroen has skillfully played off the opposing qualities of round vs. square, strength vs. charm, modernity vs. retro, and large volume vs. flowing lines to design a vehicle with breakthrough styling and an appealing, impish personality.

The C3 Picasso???s pure and functional body styling expresses its fundamental purpose: passenger comfort at all times in all situations.

Small outside, big inside

The C3 Picasso???s particularly innovative architecture makes it small outside and cavernous inside. Measuring 4.08 m long, 1.73 m wide and 1.62 m tall, it has a surprisingly compact front end and a strictly vertical rear end. These original proportions provide an incredible amount of cabin room. The boot is equally capacious, boasting up to 500 liters VDA under the parcel shelf with all five seats in place.

Making life easier

The C3 Picasso revolutionizes user-friendliness with its intuitive modular design that allows owners to optimize interior space in record time. The split-fold rear seats slide independently over 150 mm for the comfort of all passengers, whatever their shape or size. The seats can be folded away with one hand in one simple movement using controls on the upper part of the rear seat backs. Combined with a mobile boot floor, this function provides a completely flat loading space right up to the seatbacks in row one. Load length can be further extended by folding the front passenger seat back down into desk position.

Wide-angle view

The driving position offers unrivalled wide-angle vision thanks to the innovative, three-part windscreen with slim pillars and the high seating position that gives drivers a commanding view of the road. Wrapped in a striking glass envelope, the cabin is flooded with light. At up to 4.52 m with the panoramic roof, the glazed surface on the C3 Picasso is one of the largest in the segment.

The MPV as ???pleasuremobile??

C3 Picasso drivers get a whole new experience of driving pleasure that sets the bar high in the segment. The car???s compact dimensions and tight turning circle make it impressively agile and able to dodge obstacles with ease. The C3 Picasso has a vehicle attitude worthy of a saloon, bringing drivers complete peace of mind in all driving conditions.

The C3 Picasso is also fitted with a range of high-performance, economical engines. It will ship with two new-generation petrol units ??? the VTi 95 and VTi 120 ??? and two diesels, the HDi 90 and HDi 110 DPFS, renowned for their driving pleasure and efficiency. These engines provide low CO2 emissions, with the HDi 90 unit emitting just 125 g/km.

C3 Picasso models fitted with HDi engines carry the Airdream?? environmental signature that identifies the Citroen models with the best environmental credentials.

Citroen, Europe???s No.1 MPV manufacturer, has announced details of an exciting new addition to its award-winning Picasso family - the innovative, stylish and ingenious C3 Picasso. With an intrepid personality, spacious interior, intuitive layout, and nimble road manners, the Company???s newest MPV will make its debut in October at the Paris Motor Show before its UK launch in mid 2009.

The creative C3 Picasso brings together the often contradictory elements of strength and charm, contemporary styling and retro, round shapes and square and vast volumes and flowing lines. This impish new car really has a unique personality and presence all of its own.

As you???d expect from a Citroen MPV, comfort and practicality are key priorities. With external dimensions measuring 4.08m long, 1.73m wide and 1.62m tall, the C3 Picasso is deceptively spacious internally, the modular layout provides a user-friendly environment that can allow individuals to optimize the cabin space.

The split-folding rear seats slide independently, offering the best possible legroom or load space. When extra storage space is required, the rear seats can be folded away in one effortless motion using simple seatback mounted controls, whilst a mobile boot floor provides a level loading space up to the first row seat back. To benefit fully from the space in the car, the front passenger seat can also be folded completely flat to increase the load length and to create a table top,

Just like the C4 Picasso, the C3 Picasso offers occupants a light and bright driving environment thanks largely to an innovative three-part windscreen that helps give the car one of the largest glazed areas in the segment. The high-seating position gives drivers optimum visibility, whilst the wraparound windows and a panoramic glass roof allow light to flood into the cabin.

The C3 Picasso will arrive with a choice of engines that offer both good performance and economy, with two new-generation petrol units available ??? the VTi 95hp and VTi 120hp ??? as well as two diesels, the HDi 90hp and HDi 110bhp.



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