Citroen C4 Grand Picasso named best MPV
The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso has won the accolade for Best MPV as this year’s Auto Express Awards.
In addition to the C4 Grand Picasso’s prize, several of Citroen’s other models also earned commendations at the ceremony, including the five-seat C4 Picasso, the new C4 Cactus and the DS 3.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief at Auto Express, said: “The Grand C4 Picasso is a brilliantly conceived MPV. Citroen really has put the family first in producing a car that’s easy, enjoyable and cost effective to own.
“It not only does the practical things superbly, but impresses with its overall comfort and refinement, plus its quality and advanced technology.”
Sharing some of its stylistic similarities with Citroen’s premium DS range, the Grand C4 Picasso also boasts a wide range of luxury kit and safety technologies, plus some incredibly efficient engines.
Engine choices include the basic 1.6-litre VTi petrol that has a power output of 118bhp, while there’s also a 153bhp 1.6-litre THP petrol version.
Also available is an 89bhp 1.6-litre e-HDi diesel which returns class-leading figures for efficiency, including a combined fuel economy of 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 98g/km.
Meanwhile, standard equipment for the latest C4 Grand Picasso includes air conditioning, a six-speaker stereo and LED daytime running lights.
James Parfett, Citroen UK’s communications director, said; “Another important award from a much-respected title once again affirms the Grand C4 Picasso as a leading choice in the family car market.
“Citroën’s continued focus is providing drivers with more style, more comfort, useful innovative technology and a reduced cost of ownership; the ongoing success of the Grand C4 Picasso is proving these efforts have been worthwhile.”
The Grand C4 Picasso is available from just £19,205 OTR, the New Grand C4 Picasso strikes a new balance between benchmark space, engaging styling and record efficiency.