Citroen C3 Picasso

The Citroen C3 Picasso (due to be replaced Autumn 2017 by the C3 Aircross) is a cracking little car, it drives in an upright position so it is easy to get into for both disabled passengers and drivers, there is loads of access in the rear so putting children into a seat is a doddle, there is only room for two in the back so this is a four seat car and a very stylish mini MPV, big small cars basically due to their high seating position and upright stance.

 

Few cars of any size can match the Picasso for versatility. Thanks to its boxy and upright exterior the French car is able to make the most of its super-mini dimensions when it comes to cabin space. Occupants get plenty of leg and headroom, and opening the tailgate reveals a remarkable 500-litre load bay. Look around the interior and you’ll find bags of storage, while range-topping Exclusive models benefit from a fold flat front passenger seat. It’s stylish and solidly screwed together too, with an attractive dashboard that features a neat centrally mounted digital instrument pack and classy aluminium trimmed air vents.

 

The car comes in two trim levels the Edition and the Platinum, even in the most basic trim the C3 Picasso is well equipped (all get the panoramic windscreen) but with the Platinum you get roof bars, tinted rear windows and 16″ Alloy wheels and on the inside you get a wonderful level of comfort, automatic air conditioning a cracking stereo with mp3 connections, rear electric windows and most importantly drivers armrests. The engine is either a 1.6 litre diesel with 100 brake horse power, more than adequate for your needs, top speed is 111mph and 0-62 is reached in 13.3 seconds and economy is a claimed 72.4 miles per gallon. The super 1.2 petrol three cylinder 110 bhp is the perfect choice for those that like to nip around town, 0-62 in 11.8 seconds and 56.5 mpg. Both Engines are 5 speed manual, there is no Automatic C3 Picasso.

 Summer Best Buy – Citroen C3 Picasso ‘Edition’  1.2 petrol Manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£59.29 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Citroen C3 Picasso ‘Platinum’ 1.6 diesel Manual  –  £295 Advance Payment (£61.26 wpms)

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