Citroen has renamed its popular MPV model – the C4 Picasso – to the C4 SpaceTourer, with prices starting from £21,125.
The new models are updated versions of the C4 Picasso, with highlights including a new automatic gearbox, engine and improved safety tech.
The French manufacturer announced it was axing the Picasso name at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and replacing the most practical version of the C4 with the SpaceTourer.
The name also follows on from Citroen’s van-based MPV, which is now being labelled as the ‘original’ SpaceTourer, and is capable of carrying up to nine people. Citroen says the new name allows it to “present a new global offering with three MPVs”.
From June, Citroen will introduce a new ‘BlueHDi’ 160 diesel engine, as well as a new eight-speed ‘EAT8’ automatic gearbox. This transmission will initially be only available with the new engine, although it will be paired with further engines later in the year.
New safety features have also been added, with a new safety pack standard on all top-spec Flair versions. This includes Driver Attention Alert, speed sign recognition and recommendation and autonomous emergency braking.
Prices for the five-seat C4 SpaceTourer start at £21,125, with seven-seat C4 Grand SpaceTourers costing from £23,145.
The car goes on sale today, although Citroen has said that the engine choice will vary in the coming months as new engines are introduced to conform to tighter emissions regulations.
The Picasso name was first used by Citroen in 1999 on its Xsara Picasso model. It has since being used on the C3 Picasso, which was replaced by the C3 Aircross last year, and the C4 Picasso.
May 1, 2018