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Paris debut for Citroën’s new C3 Picasso MPV

C3 Picasso is set to take on the new Honda Jazz

The C3 Picasso is Citroen's smallest MPV yet

The C3 Picasso is Citroen’s smallest MPV yet

Debuting at the Paris Motor Show next month, the C3 Picasso is, as the name suggests, the latest weapon in Citroën’s arsenal of small MPVs.

The smallest yet, it’s just 4.08 metres long, but offers fun looks, plenty of interior space for five, and 500 litres of boot space – even more than Honda’s versatile new Jazz.

Take the parcel shelf out and flatten the rear seats, and the C3 Picasso swallows a massive 1,506 litres of whatever it is you need to carry.

Three-part luggage cover

The rear seats also slide forwards and backwards, and fold with a one-touch movement.

The three-part luggage cover can be stored under the boot’s flat floor, which is not only removable but can be positioned at two different heights.

Further cubbyholes and storage solutions are dotted throughout the cabin.

The petrol engines were developed with BMW

The petrol engines were developed with BMW

Two petrol engines

Two petrol engines (developed in conjunction with BMW) and two diesel engines will be available when the C3 Picasso goes on sale sometime next year.

Electronic stability control is optional, it comes with up to six airbags, and the hazard lights activate automatically in dangerous situations to provide an early warning to following drivers.

MP3-player compatibility, sat nav, parking sensors, Bluetooth phone kit, speed limiter/cruise control and panoramic roof will also make an appearance – but mainly on the options list.

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