Citroën C4 Picasso arrives in Malaysia @ RM148,888

Naza Euro Motors introduces new Citroën C4 Picasso MPV at RM148,888.


Authorised Malaysian Citroën cars distributor Naza Euro Motors has expanded the Citroën brand’s line up following the introduction of yet another mode, the Citroën C4 Picasso MPV. The vehicle was presented earlier today during a special launch ceremony held in the IOI City Mall, Putrajaya.


Not to be confused with its larger sibling, the seven-seat Citroën Grand C4 Picasso, the newly launched Citroën C4 Picasso is in fact a smaller, shorter five-seat variation of that. It now slots just below the larger Grand C4 Picasso model with an equally smaller and attractive sticker price of RM148,888 (OTR with insurance).


While it may be dubbed as ‘small’ by Citroën, the 4 Picasso is still quite a sizable MPV in its own right. It sits 4,428mm long, 1,826 wide and 1,625mm tall. Unlike the Grand C4 Picasso, the smaller C4 Picasso sports a shorter wheelbase of 2,785mm and boats a shorter rear overhang as well. In case you were wondering, the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso sits longer at 4,597mm with a wheelbase of 2,840mm.


The smaller C4 Picasso also sports several unique aesthetic traits that sets its apart from its seven-seat sibling. These include things like its larger lower front grille, the deletion of the roof rails, a striking C-shaped window surround, smaller 17-inch wheels, as well as a different tail lamp design with Citroën signature 3D graphics.


Underneath its stylish metal, the C4 Picasso does share the same THP 1.6-litre turbocharged and direct-injected petrol four-cylinder as found in the Grand C4 Picasso. It does boast a different state of tune in its THP 165 guise, developing 163hp and peak torque of 240Nm. All that is channelled to the front wheels using a six-speed automatic transmission as well.

The powertrain grants the Citroën C4 Picasso with a respectable 9.3-second century sprint time and 210km/h top speed. More importantly though, the powertrain boasts equally respectable efficiency figures as well with a claimed NEDC fuel consumption average of 5.6 litres/100km and low carbon emissions rating of 130g/km.


This being a premium MPV, the C4 Picasso’s features list is also rather extensive. Highlights include bi-xenon headlight with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), a powered tailgate, keyless entry and engine start, as well as integrated massage front seats with the front passenger seat further boasting power adjustments and ottoman-style extension.


Besides those, other notable features include a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system, followed by a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a reverse camera function, autonomous parking assistance (Park Assist) with front and rear parking sensors, active cruise control, and dual-zone auto air conditioning up front and second-row air vents with dual-zone controls.


Lastly comes the C4 Picasso’s extensive array of standard safety features. On top of the usual pairing of anti-lock brakes (ABS) with EBD and BA plus traction and stability controls (TCS and ESP), the C4 Picasso’s arsenal includes six-airbags lining its cabin, hill start assist, blind spot monitoring, active seat belts and three ISOFIX child seat mounts in the back seat.

The Citroën C4 Picasso is offered with three additional colour scheme options on top of the existing two schemes as found in the larger Citroën Grand C4 Picasso model. Furthermore, the C4 Picasso’s price, which is RM37,000 lower from larger seven-seat version, also includes a five-year unlimited mileage warranty plans as well. More information is available online via citroen.com.my.

Citroën C4 Picasso launch @ IOI City Mall, Putrajaya

Citroën C4 Picasso

Additional image credits: Naza PR and Citroën Press

A car stirs the soul, a motorbike is the soul. Keshy has been a motoring journalist for over a decade and has written for and founded a number of Malaysian motoring titles including Piston.my, Bikesrepulic.com, Motomalaya.net and other mass media titles.

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