2016 Citroen C4 Picasso range facelifted

By Spencer Leech, 11 May 2016 Car News

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2016 Citroen C4 Picasso range facelifted

The 2016 Citroen C4 Picasso range has received its first update, and unlike the artist who lends his name to the French-made hatchback, its palette of changes is mild rather than wild.

Ahead of its Australian introduction in 2017, the facelifted C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso has been unveiled by its French maker, Citroen.

For its first update since its release in 2013, the Picasso range will get revised front-end styling, new tail-lights and 17-inch wheels.

The C4 will also get three new colour scheme options — a new two-tone coloured roof and the option of silver roof bars.

Technology wise, the French people-mover gets an updated touch-screen infotainment system with the brand’s own Connect Nav with 3D maps and voice recognition. Hands-free tailgate, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, driver fatigue detection and lane departure warning are also on-board.

It has been confirmed that European customers will receive the option of an 81kW turbocharged PureTech engine. Also, the existing 96kW turbo engine will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox for the first time. Unfortunately, drivetrain details and specifications have yet to be released for Australia.

Citroen C4 front

Locally, the current C4 Picasso and range-topping Grand C4 Picasso are available with 121kW turbo petrol and 110kW turbo diesel engines; both guises are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.

“For us, the New Citroën C4 Picasso is a showcase of our finest know-how,” explained Citroen’s CEO, Linda Jackson.  “In addition to its unique, modern and dynamic styling, it offers an incomparable level of comfort. With its architecture and the EMP2 platform, it brings motorists spaciousness, modularity and on-road qualities that enhance the well-being of all passengers.

“Today we are equipping it with a set of new useful technologies that simplify everyday life and improve safety. The New C4 Picasso has everything it takes to be a leader in the European market,” Jackson continued.

We know that European customers will pay around A$2000 extra for the facelifted Picasso range, but unfortunately for us Aussies, pricing, specifications and full drivetrain details are yet to be released. Citroen though, says that this information will be confirmed closer to the car’s local introduction in 2017.