Published on 24 Feb 2013 by Dan Read
You’re looking at the Citroen Technospace Concept that will be revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March, but more importantly these images preview the direction the new Citroen C4 Picasso and the seven-seater Grand Picasso will take, as the Technospace will be the basis for both cars.
The Technospace is 1.83 metres wide, which is the same as the current car, but it’s 4.43 metres long and 1.61 metres tall, which makes it slightly shorter and a little lower than the existing car. Citroen are claiming that the vehicle has “standard-setting interior space and a class-leading boot capacity.” With 537 litres of boot space there’s 37 litres more than the current MPV’s load area, but we can’t judge the interior yet as the French car maker hasn’t release any internal shots.
The narrow headlights give a futuristic look, whilst the panoramic windscreen should give plenty of visibility for the driver and allow a lot of light into the cabin for the passengers. The rear is less impressive than the front, but we like the 3D-effect rear lights, that you can see in the third photo in the gallery. Underneath the skin, the Technospace sits on Citroen’s EMP2 Platform, which will become the basis for a lot of other future models. The new platform contributes to a reduction in weight which will help the new C4 Picasso achieve a 98g/km CO2 rating.
We haven’t had any interior shots but we’ve been told that there will be a high-def 12 inch information screen and a new driver interface. The new Picasso is expected this summer, so we will have more information in the coming months.