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C4 Picasso gains new auto

2015-05-19 12:01

NEW C4 PICCASO FLAGSHIP: Citroen SA expands its C4 Piccaso range with the addition of a new flagship sporting a six-speed auto. Image: Motorpress

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 •  New six-speed auto flagship
 •  121kW turbo petrol
 •  New Intensive derivative

CAPE TOWN - Citroen has added a third derivative to its local C4 Picasso range - a new flagship turbo petrol-powered variant.

The flagship sports a new six-speed auto linked to a e-THP 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine capable of 121kW/240Nm of torque. The new model is capable of reaching 100km/h in 9.3 secs and a top speed of 200km/h.

The automaker says its new flagship C4 Picasso is a "result of customer feedback" and that the newcomer is offered in Intensive specification only.

LONG LIST OF SAFETY FEATURES

Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 5.6 litres/100km with emissions of 130g/km.


Read: C4 Picasso driven


In terms of safety the Intensive model is equipped with  six air bags, auto headlights, auto wipers, tyre pressure monitoring, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, emergency braking assistance, electronic stability control, hill assist, a reversing camera and satnav.

It has auto blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. The infotainment system includes Bluetooth connectivity and an 8GB hard drive.

REALIGNMENT OF RANGE

The addition of the new e-THP 121kW auto coincides with a realignment of the range, which now comprises of three models – two powered by 85kW e-HDi Turbodiesels and new 121kW turbo petrol.

The C4 Picasso e-HDI Seduction is equipped with a 85kW/270Nm 1.6-litre turbodiesel mated to a six-speed manual. The e-HDI Intensive is powered by a the same turbodiesel.  The Seduction version has 16" alloy rims while the Intensive gains 17" alloys.

Citroen SA's managing director, Francis Harnie, said: "The Citroen C4 Picasso has always been a unique, stylish offering in what is broadly considered the MPV segment.

"The realigned range, topped off by a new automatic turbo petrol model, and featuring a comprehensive list of standard features, translates into exceptional comfort levels, a spacious interior and flexible load options.

“Value added pricing means that our Citroen C4 Picasso represents exceptional value, too."

Prices:

e-HDI 85kW Seduction Manual  - R325 900
e-HDI 85kW Intensive Manual - R345 900
2-THP 121kW Intensive Auto - R369 900 

The Citroen C4 Picasso is sold with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a five-year r 100 000km service plan. There is an option to upgrade to the FreeDrive five-year or 100 000km warranty. Services intervals are 20 000km for the petrol version and 15 000km for the diesels.

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