Citroen, Europe’s No.1 MPV manufacturer, has announced details of an exciting new addition to its award-winning Picasso family – the innovative, stylish and ingenious C3 Picasso. With an intrepid personality, spacious interior, intuitive layout, and nimble road manners, the Company’s newest MPV will make its debut in October at the Paris Motor Show before its UK launch in mid 2009.

The creative C3 Picasso brings together the often contradictory elements of strength and charm, contemporary styling and retro, round shapes and square and vast volumes and flowing lines. This impish new car really has a unique personality and presence all of its own.

As you’d expect from a Citroen MPV, comfort and practicality are key priorities. With external dimensions measuring 4.08m long, 1.73m wide and 1.62m tall, the C3 Picasso is deceptively spacious internally, the modular layout provides a user-friendly environment that can allow individuals to optimise the cabin space.

The split-folding rear seats slide independently, offering the best possible legroom or load space. When extra storage space is required, the rear seats can be folded away in one effortless motion using simple seatback mounted controls, whilst a mobile boot floor provides a level loading space up to the first row seat back. To benefit fully from the space in the car, the front passenger seat can also be folded completely flat to increase the load length and to create a table top,

Just like the C4 Picasso, the C3 Picasso offers occupants a light and bright driving environment thanks largely to an innovative three-part windscreen that helps give the car one of the largest glazed areas in the segment. The high-seating position gives drivers optimum visibility, whilst the wraparound windows and a panoramic glass roof allow light to flood into the cabin.

The C3 Picasso will arrive with a choice of engines that offer both good performance and economy, with two new-generation petrol units available – the VTi 95hp and VTi 120hp – as well as two diesels, the HDi 90hp and HDi 110bhp.