| Rokiah Mahmud |
AS THE exclusive distributor for Citroën in Brunei Darussalam, Grand Motors Sdn Bhd is taking a new step in its product line-up with the unveiling of the new Grand C4 Picasso.
The soon-to-be unveiled multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) is a uniquely styled car that fully stands out and features a pioneering balance between interior spaciousness and flowing body styling.
The new Grand C4 Picasso harnesses all the efficiency of its platform to provide “the whole world in your car” with the best combination of versatility, cabin space and accessibility in the market. It also boasts a record of low CO2 emissions with its model emitting just 130 g/km.
The car has the same length as its predecessor (4.59m), but thanks to the Efficient Modular Platform 2, or EMP2, the wheelbase has been stretched to 2.84m (the longest in the category) to provide even more versatility, cabin room and onboard access.
The versatile car is also equipped with a third row of removable seats to accommodate up to seven passengers, while the cabin room features segment-leading spaciousness in rows two and three, and the onboard access especially designed where the third row can get through optimised door opening.
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso is powered by a 1.6 VGT Turbo Petrol engine with 6-speed Automatic Transmission which has a maximum torque of 240nn @ 1, 400 rpm and maximum power of 121.4 @ 6, 000 rpm.
With its strong design, the new Citroën Grand C4 Picasso fully stands out from its competitors. The side view of the new model has a distinctive visual appeal through its roof arches, which emerges from the base of the windscreen.
This “signature” highlights the spacious interior and the large window area, underscoring the generous and welcoming cabin.
Blending style and practicality, the central part of the aluminium arches serve as a support function. The sculptural sides emphasise the car’s more athletic design approach.
The front end, composed of fully flowing lines, showcases Citroën’s new styling identity with an assertive, horizontal engine bay and chevrons that extend outwards to curve into the LED daytime running lights.
Above it sits the sleek headlamps, which contributes to the high-tech look at the front, so do the fog lamps with their original light signature.
The rear LED lights feature a 3D effect with an innovative, deep-set design offering a refined take on futuristic styling cues. The rear styling is enhanced by a wrap around tailgate conveying all the robustness and capaciousness of the boot and opening to reveal broad and easy access to the loading area.
The new Citroën Grand C4 Picasso brings together all the strengths of new-generation models such as a loft-inspired interior with an uncluttered ambience and best-in-class comfort for each passenger, adding dedicated air blowers in row three to the Lounge Pack and technologies for well being with a full-touch driving interface combined with a high-definition 12-inch panoramic screen, innovations for an increasingly user-friendly drive, featuring the active cruise control and auto parking features, and a ride comfort or road holding balance that sets a new standard through electric power steering and optimised suspension.
To underline all these styling assets, the Grand C4 Picasso is available in five body colours, ranging from the refined Grey Shark, Grey Aluminium, Banquise White, Blue Teles and Rouge Ruby. It is equipped with 17” Alloy Wheels.
The new model has a long list of key strengths. It possesses singular styling, different from the five-seater, and strikes a new balance between cabin space and flowing lines.
It boasts the best combination on the market of modular design, liveability and access. It has the best safety features as it was rated five stars in the EuroNCAP testing. The rating is the result of the extensive work put into this new model.
The unveiling ceremony will be held on December 19 at the Citroën Brunei showroom in Beribi. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the car.