Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Exclusive:|
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso released
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4th March, 2014
Citroen's first model in Australia that uses the new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2)
New BlueHDi engine meets stringent Euro 6 standards and reduces NOx emissions by 90%
Stop & Start technology
360 degree camera standard
Blind Spot monitoring standard
12-inch panoramic HD screen plus 7-inch Multifunction touch screen
Tyre pressure monitoring standard
Drive Assist Pack option includes active seat belts, lane departure warning system, active cruise
control, anti-collision warning system and smart beam function
The all-new Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has arrived in Australia packed with a high level of specification, technology
and comfort features which adds approximately $9,000 in additional value over the previous model. This represents great
value for the customer as the price difference is half that at $4,500.
Built on Citroens new EMP2 platform, the all new Grand C4 Picasso provides a good combination of versatility, cabin
space and accessibility. The wheelbase for the new model is stretched by a further 11cm to 2.84m while keeping the same
length as the previous model 4.6m.
The new platform, combined with other lightweight materials, sees overall weight drop by a massive 100kg compared with
the previous model.
In Australia, the seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso is available in one trim level Exclusive - and with one engine and
Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2)
The all-new Grand C4 Picasso is built on the all-new EMP2 platform. The platform took 4.5 years to develop and 400
people were involved in the development of the new platform. A total of 6 million km (on various test vehicles) was
undertaken in the production of the new platform and there are 116 patents that have been filed.
The all new Grand C4 Picasso is the first model to be built off the new platform which PSA expects will cover 50 per
cent of its production in the future.
Despite the new Grand C4 Picasso retaining the same overall length as its predecessor (4.6m) the wheelbase has been
extended to 2.84m. This gives the Picasso one of the longest wheelbases in the category and allows the new Grand C4
Picasso to carry up to 7 people with a third row of retractable seats and can provide a load length of up to 2.75m with
the front passenger seat folded down flat. The 2nd and 3rd row are also spacious with a maximum knee room of 217mm in
row 2 and 108mm in row 3. The third row has been made easily accessible through optimised dimensions and passenger door
Finally, the boot space has been increased by 69L compared with the previous generation for a total of 645L VDA and
more than 700L with row 2 in its forward most position. It also has one of the widest boots in the category with 1,17m
between the wheel arches.
The EMP2 platform also allows more stylistic freedom for the designers by reducing the front overhang by 11.6cm,
lowering the engine bay by 50mm, lowering the floor by 20mm and widening the track (82mm at the front and 31mm at the
The new platform also increases cabin space. Knee room in row 2 is increased by 55mm over the previous generation,
knee room in the third row is increased by 16mm over the previous generation and the rail length has increased to
The Grand C4 Picasso is the first Citroen model to be fitted with the new BlueHDi engine which complies with the Euro
6 emmision standard. This BlueHDi engine is able to achieve the new standard by sharply reducing NOx emissions (by 90%)
while cutting CO² emissions through the use of a new Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The system eliminates
carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC) nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates using a three step system
The first step occurs in the oxidation catalyst where HC and CO are converted into water (H²O) and carbon dioxide
The second step occurs in the SCR catalyst where NOx is transformed into water and nitrogen by the introduction of a
new fluid called AdBlue.
In the third step the Diesel Particulate Filter reduces the particulate number by 99.9%. This system is efficient from
the earliest engine warm-up phases and remains fully operational when driving in the city. This increases engine
performance, particularly through a higher compression ratio, and reduces fuel consumption and CO² emissions by an
additional 2% to 4%.
The Grand C4 Picasso is available with an all-new diesel engine which appears for the first time in a Citroen in
Australia. The four cylinder turbo diesel produces 110kW of power at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 370Nm between 2,000
and 2,500rpm and is matched to with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel consumption is 4.5L/100km combined while CO2 emissions are 117g/km.
To replace the previous Grand C4 Picasso EGS transmission the new Grand C4 Picasso comes with a next generation
six-speed automatic gearbox with Stop & Start technology. Some of the advancements include; lower fuel consumption
through the reduction of internal friction, faster gear changes and less noise through enhanced absorption of engine
The new gearbox is 2kg lighter and engine speeds are reduced by 200rpm on average while the ratios of the top gears
are lengthened by almost 20%.
To improve aerodynamics the sub-frame is smoother, the air intake is controlled and the floor and engine block have
been lowered (between 40mm and 50mm for the engine and 20mm for the floor) to achieve a CdA of 0.70.
The new Grand C4 Picasso is more than 100kg lighter than the previous version. This is attributed to the new platform
as well as lightweight materials.
All up, the EMP2 platform saves 70% of the weight. The aluminium and very high yield-strength steel used for some
parts and a composite rear for cutting weight by around 37kg plus weight reduction through a more compact tank module for
the same range, optimised cooling and braking systems, etc, delivering weight savings of 33kg.
The other 30 per cent of weight saving is attributed to the body style reduced height, composite tailgate, aluminium
bonnet, cab reinforcements made of very high yield-strength steel.
Reliability and Quality Testing
Considerable time was spent on the quality the all new Grand C4 Picasso. This includes:
Specific emphasis on the noise made by opening the doors and tailgate, the strength of plastic parts, the high quality
feel of materials, concealing technical components, minimal play, etc.
Anti-static additives on interior plastic parts (less dust on trim parts)
New varnishing technology on exterior paintwork (improved resistance to scratching & flaking)
New chrome technology resistant to calcium deposit
More resistant full grain leather (steering wheel, gear knob)
Quality in use target: new after three years (45,000km).
Progress measured at each stage of the project, systematic comparison with the competition.
Controlled ageing in the appearance of interior/exterior equipment (wear, climate and scratches): overall cycle improved
Spurious noise: 350 hours of specific tests on sub-systems + 2,500 hours on 4-cylinder vibration/climatic test benches
Improvements in tyre wear
Reduction of braking noise and vibrations: subject to prolonged stress + 500 hrs on test benches + 1000 hrs on
15,000 hours of stress/load tests overall through road tests on wear quality (for 5-seat and 7-seat)
Captive parc: 3.5 million km in several countries, involving 1,000 professional and non-professional drivers (200 cars,
5-seat and 7-seat)
EMP2 base: efforts to improve quality in use and reduce spurious noise, axle noise and steering vibration/noise
Feedback on design/industrial processes:
Installation of a complex function test bench (radar sensors, cameras) in the plant, to automatically adjust and test
An innovative benchmark in the automotive industry. 100% of vehicles tested.
3.5 million km driven on roads in several countries, including Germany, Sweden and Spain, involving 1,000 professional
and non-professional drivers (270 cars)
Four pilot dealers to work on hand-over and receive feedback on quality/reliability.
More than 100 minor upgrades integrated in recent months.
Creative Technology Inside and Out
Twelve-inch Panoramic HD Screen displays essential driving information and can be customised by the driver to
display vehicle parameters, navigation or driving aids such as the 360° camera. To further customise the display you can
add a personal photo as a screen backdrop using a USB drive.
Seven-inch Multi-function Touch Screen six touch sensitive buttons bring up the controls for all the in-car
functions: climate control, driving aids, media, navigation, configuration and telephone.
360° Camera Using four cameras placed around the car, the driver can select to display a birds eye view, a rear view
or a panoramic front view which is useful for getting in or out of a garage. The system provides a complete view of the
cars immediate environment which makes for easier and safer manoeuvres.
Park Assist - Helps drivers fit into almost any parking space. It provides automatic assistance when manoeuvring into
a spot in a parking lot or reverse parking into a parallel spot on the road. Sensors on the sides of the vehicle measure
the available space with only 20cm required at the front and back of the vehicle, if suitable the vehicle automatically
takes care of the steering, all the driver has to do is manage acceleration and braking with assistance from the 360
camera and audible beeps.
Reverse Parking with Park Assist Parallel Parking with Park Assist Drive Assist Pack (optional) - The Drive Assist Pack
has Active Seat Belts for the front seats which use motors to pull the belt tight in the event of danger. In conjunction
with the Lane Departure Warning System the drivers belt vibrates to warn the driver if the vehicle crosses the line
The Active Cruise Control function uses a radar sensor in the front bumper to maintain a constant distance with the
vehicle in front. The system uses acceleration and engine braking to maintain the vehicle speed within 25 km/h. When the
road is clear the vehicle returns to the speed set by the driver.
From speeds of 30 km/h, if the vehicle is too close to the vehicle in front the Anti-Collision Warning will alert the
driver depending on the risk level, first visual, then with sound and finally with seatbelt pressure.
This pack also includes a Smart Beam Function which automatically activates and deactivates the high beam lights
depending on lighting and traffic conditions.
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso: Standard Specifications
12 Panoramic HD Screen
7 Multi-function Touch Screen with 8GB Jukebox for Storing & Playing Music
360° Park Assist Pack (360° Vision, Park Assist, Blind Sport Monitoring)
eMyWay Satellite Navigation
Tissu Ondulice Trim (Black & Grey Cloth)
17 Boa Alloy Wheels with Tyre Pressure Monitors & Inflation Kit
Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning with Row 2 Vents & Flow Control
Keyless Entry and Push Button Start
Front & Rear Sensors with Gap Measurement Function
Cielo Panoramic Glass Roof with Electric Sunblind
Zenith Panoramic Windscreen
Automatic Headlights & Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers
Front Fog Lights with Static Cornering Function
LED Daytime Running Lights
Halogen Headlights with Washer Jets
Electrically Adjustable Mirrors which Dip when Reversing
Automatic Folding Door Mirrors with Indicators & Puddle Lights
Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
Electronic Handbrake with Hill Start Assist
3D Look Pack (3D Rear Lights & Dark Tinted Rear Windows)
7 Modular Seats with Retractable 3rd row
Leather Steering Wheel with controls including the Black Panel Function
Child Pack (2nd Row Window Blinds, Electric Child Locks, & Child Surveillance Mirror)
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Pricing*
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Exclusive: $43,990*
18-inch Python Alloy wheels: $1,500*
Electric tailgate: $1,000*
Directional Bi-Xenon Headlights: $2,000*
Drive Assist pack: $2,000* (lane departure warning, smart beam function, active cruise control, anti-collision warning
and active seat belts)
Part leather seats: $2,500* (includes lounge pack). Lounge pack includes relax style head restraints in rows 1 and 2,
LED light with tray tables on the backs of the front seats, fronts seats with electric lumbar support and massage
function and electric foot rest for the front passenger.
Full leather seats: $5,000* (includes lounge pack, electrically adjustable and heated seats)
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are