Citroen C4 Space Tourer (5 seat)

citroen-c4-picasso-motability-car-2017Citroen have never been follower when it comes to design, the 2cv, the DS, even the CX that bankrupted the company in 1976 was a classic, add to this the ingenious Berlingo Multispace and the Grand Space Tourer which redefined the seven seat MPV market. This new 2017 model (out now) C4 Space Tourer can pull up a chair at the Citroen top table. The boot is large, 537 litres, with the sliding seats forward and  a boot lip low enough for a Jack Russell to jump into. From a family perspective the wide opening rear doors and three individual sliding rear seats each with Isofix brackets sets it apart from the Ford C-Max. The seven seat Grand Space Tourer is reviewed separately.

 

Citroen Picasso Motability car dash

The Citroen C4 Space Tourer is a comfortable car not only for the rear passengers, the extending panoramic windscreen floods the front of the car with light and visibility is further improved by the slim A Pillars and large quarter-light windows (If you are tall and raise the drivers seat up the sun visors can make headroom a little tight).

The layout of the dashboard can only be described as futuristic, the stars are two digital displays, the larger 12-inch one up top and the 7-inch touchscreen below it – that one controls functions such as air conditioning, navigation and radio. The top display monitors essential car functions such as speed and fuel.

 

Citroen Picasso Motability car rear seatsThe 2017 C4 Space Tourer comes in Touch Edition, Feel and Flair trims, the base Touch Edition is very well equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, start stop engine button, DAB radio, Rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights and 16″ alloy wheels, the Feel trim adds front parking sensors, Connect Nav, 17 inch alloys, a 12 inch panoramic LCD display which monitors essential car functions such as speed, fuel engine management and where fitted the reversing camera. The Flair is the top trim with 18 inch alloys, panoramic glass roof, park assist(the car parks itself), reversing camera, electric tailgate, keyless entry and a blind sport monitoring system with an led alert on door mirrors. New is the ability to add a black roof to the car which we like, sadly it is a £400 extra.

 

citroen-c4-picasso-motability-car-2017-overheadThe C4 Space Tourer has added the three cylinder 1.2 litre petrol with either 110 bhp or 130 bhp, we would opt for the extra punch of the 130, it’s available as a six speed manual or six speed full EAT automatic, it does a good job of pulling the Space Tourer around, 0-62 is a respectable 10.1 seconds and the claimed economy is a cracking 56.5 miles per gallon. The new 1.5 litre Diesel is available with 130 brake horse power, 10.4 seconds 0-62 mph and on to a top speed of 123 miles per hour is a good return add to that the official economy of 70.6  miles per gallon with the six speed manual. There is a 160 bhp 2.0 litre diesel (8 speed auto) too but it’s too much for this sized car in our opinion unless you tow a caravan.

Autumn Best Buy – Citroen C4 Picasso 1.2 Petrol 130bhp  Manual  ‘Touch Edition’  –  £495 Advance Payment (£64.35 wpms)