Sunday, May 1, 2011

Citroen C3 Picasso Review

Range of Citroen vehicles famous family is known for providing occupants with the amplitude levels and the Citroen C3 Picasso is no exception. Measuring 4.08 long, 1.73 m wide and 1.62 m high, hitting the car body shape as a cube, with short front and rear vertical, creates a large space in the cabin, while that soft, rounded curves soften the contours and give the car a happy appearance - an expression further exemplified by the sly smile of his smile lights. "

With Picasso's intuitive modular design, interior space is optimized to quickly and easily. To increase the volume of home or other division or rear legroom moving sliding rear seat back and forth independently and can also be folded with one hand movement effortlessly. This provides a completely flat load surface which extends to the front seatbacks and can be extended - to over 2.41 million - doubling again the front passenger seat completely.

Unrivalled in its roominess, the cabin length measures 1.66m - one of the longest in its class and a rival for a number of MPV in the segment above. Knee room is plentiful even with the rear bench moved forward and by using slim seat backs and bases on the front seats, rear passengers are given more space. Elbow Room to the front and rear is 1.43m and 1.40m respectively, another best for the segment.

Innovative storage

There is plenty of storage space offered by 500 liters under the rear parcel shelf, boot Citroën C3 Picasso is one of the largest segment, and the rear bench down this aperture increases expansive 1506-liters.

Citroen C3 Picasso also features a removable boot floor, a smarter with the versatility of the entire car, which can be placed on two different levels. In the high position the floor is level with the boot sill for making loading easier and in the down position, the storage height is available at the rear.

When the rear seats folded down, a flat loading surface is created just behind the front seats and magnetic flaps fitted to the rear of the rear seats extend the flat surface between the bench and the boot floor. Whatever the position of the seats, a three-part roof luggage can be stored in the boot floor, completely conceals the boot contents.

The interior of Citroën C3 Picasso also features a series of practical storage solutions like nifty boxes and reflective, pencil, non-slip surfaces and even a map holder - a place for each object and passenger. The glove box is ventilated on air-conditioned models and aircraft style trays can also be installed in the rear with reading lights and cupholders.

bubble light

With one of the largest glass panels in the segment - up to 4.52m2 - Citroen C3 Picasso is a bright and spacious place to be. Drivers provided a wonderful view on the way through high seating position and three-set car-part panoramic windscreen with its slim pillars creating a side vision angle of 29.5 ° - another best in segment. A panoramic glass roof is also available which allows even more light into the cabin to increase feelings of well-being.

Interior innovation

Citroen C3 Picasso's cabin, pay particular attention to quality, in addition to its MPV rivals with ultra-soft dashboard surface materials, carefully decorated and the appearance of the premium graining.

Providing a portable light source in an emergency is a light clean dual function portable flash available. Built in the boot where it functions as a boot light, the gadget chip removed and used as a torch which is recharged when placed back in its holder.

by groups such as "wink" is set in the classic minivan, the central axis of the vehicle so that all passengers have access to the information booth, leaning slightly toward the driver, which is also transparent information to the driver as eye.

As for the dashboard, ergonomic design and convenient controls enhances the driving experience with easy access to the dashboard and an adjustable seat and steering wheel gearshift.

Pleasure Driving

Robust and agile with a compact design, the latest Citroën MPV is perfect for city driving with its vertical rear end making parking easy. turning circle and agile handling that the Citroën C3 Picasso an asset in congested areas and a sedan like ride with a high driving position, thanks to the panoramic windscreen on three sides, leaving the driver with confidence.

The designers of the Citroen C3 Picasso also paid special attention to the acoustics resulting in excellent sound insulation for occupants. Soundproofing has been focused on the source of the noise with emphasis on reducing the highest tones. Citroën also took great care in sealing the vehicle with high performance inflated inserts and double sealing around the openings of the body, where an immediate reduction in perceived external noise.

With the driving easier and safer to mind a number of grants available, such as rear parking assistant, cruise control and limiter / integrated navigation system.

New Citroen NaviDrive has a color 7-inch widescreen, later enlarged Europe satellite navigation software with live updates of traffic, CD player and MP3/WMA ® Bluetooth Hands Free Kit. iPods can also be connected through an auxiliary jack.


Citroën's award-winning range of family vehicles has consistently maintained a solid reputation for being safe and secure and the Citroen C3 Picasso is no exception. With ESP available and protection throughout the horizon of up to six airbags (front, side and curtain), active restraint systems, a warning system safety belt, ABS with EBD and EBA automatic activation of emergency lights Isofix anchor points, automatic locking rear doors and windows and a mirror rear-view special child, the C3 Picasso is a safe, ideal for families.


Meet the needs of customers looking for agile city performance coupled with MPV fuel economy of long distance, the Citroen C3 Picasso will be available with a choice of two new petrol engines and two HDi diesel units.

Two petrol units - VTi 95 and VTi 120 - are from a new generation of engines developed in cooperation with BMW and combine efficient economy and responsive to lower CO2 emissions - VTi 120 already complies with future Euro 5 pollution standards. Both diesel units - HDi 90 and HDi DPF 110 - are from Citroën impressive HDi line and boasts low emission combined cycle CO2 125 g 130 g / km, respectively.