The Citroen C3 Picasso is a mini MPV by French automaker Citroen since 2008. 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso first was unveiled as a concept car, at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso is the mini MPV version of the 2017 Citroen C3 and the successor to the Citroen Xsara Picasso and is designed to compete with Opel Meriva, Nissan Note, Renault Modus and Ford Fusion.
The new 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso is a mini Sports Utility Vehicle version for the Latin America market, where it is sold as the Citroen C3 Aircross since 2010. The first C3 Picasso was compiled in December 2007 at the PSA Trnava plant in the west Slovakia, which Citroen announced by France in July 2008, the only manufacturer of the model. Citroen has the final product to the Slovak press and the public on 25 September it revealed to the world in October at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Trnava plant at that time is expected to build 28 cars per hour as the C3 Picasso went on sale in France in February 2009 for €14,950. The company has started to sell the car in other European markets in March 2009.
2017 Citroen C3 Picasso Design and Functions
All 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso variants come with child locks, an anti-lock braking, electronic brake-force distribution, remote central locking and two front airbags. Electronic Stability Control, once an option is now included in the series.The vehicle is only available as a 5-seater, but with all the models the three rear seats can be folded flat folded down the boot capacity of 385 liters or 500 liters, including hidden compartment to store increases the parcel shelf, up to a maximum of 1,506 liters. The Exclusive model features a folding front passenger seat to further increase the storage space. All models in the series have a “Mistral Maxi Taylor” woven cloth interior; according to Citroen is above European engineers and designers, including Donato Coco and Jean-Pierre Ploué involved in the design of the vehicle.
Optional accessories are available for the series, including an aluminum roof rack can carry 60 kg and kerbside lights in the side mirrors. Also available: 16-inch and 17 inches alloy wheels with a choice of two patterns, Chrome lists for the bumpers and doors, fog lamps and cruise control, rear parking sensors, automatic lights, and a speed limiter, which is widely used to reduce security reasons or fuel costs.
The chassis platform used for the 2017 C3 Picasso is a modified version of the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 207, giving it a comparable wheelbase. The reuse of automotive platforms is common, especially for Citroen as the Trnava plant builds the Peugeot 207 and the Citroen C3 Picasso. The parent company PSA Peugeot Citroen resources and production for some vehicles ponds, and sometimes rebadges vehicles, combining design teams know between two or more to create a shared product.
2017 Citroen C3 Picasso Engines
2017 Citroen C3 Picasso is equipped with the 1.6 liter VTi engine, the C3 Picasso Exclusive, and VTR + models are capable of a top speed of 117 km (188 km/h) in 10.6 seconds and 120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS ). This 1.6-liter and a smaller 1.4-liter VTi employs petrol engine, developed by PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW, with a 1.6 L diesel engine and two 1.6 L HDi Airdream engines. Every model with a 5-speed manual until 2011, when 6-speed manual and automatic (EGS6) manual released versions, with an eco-friendly start-stop system and regenerative braking technology in certain models, especially the Exclusive and Southern Style models for the German market.
Initially, decision Citroen their new automatic gearbox EGS6 version in the United Kingdom to offer due to the unfavorable exchange rate and cost, but it was changed to introduced a small number of private insurance for classification purposes. The EGS6 gearbox an option for the 1.6 L VTi employs car models soon.
Starting with June 2015 production, Citroen replaced the older petrol engines with a 1.2-liter pure Tech 110 engine. This new 3 cylinders 110 kW engine is mated with 5-speed manual transmission. CO2 is 115g / km. A 73kW BlueHDi 100 diesel linked to a 5-speed manual transmission replaces the previous generation. The automatic transmission EGS6 is no longer available.
2017 Citroen C3 Picasso Safety
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tested a C3 Picasso Comfort 90 BHP (67 kW; 91 PS) model with standard equipment, including a single forward airbag for each front seat, a speed limiter, but no ESC. The 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso is recorded on the basis of child and adult injury, including whiplash risk of the seats, a pedestrian before impact rating, safety equipment and clearly labeled with details on how to eliminate some features.
The results of the tests front were mixed with the buffer scoring all available points, but the vehicle was punished for the lack of protection and the potential damage caused struck as a pedestrian by the hood. Protection in the car was highly noted for almost every seat, and adult and child protection unit, it loses points for its use of forward-looking limitations, which can be fatal in an accident as a child was hit by an airbag.