Citroen has begun testing the next C4 Picasso on the road, as these spy shots demonstrate. The current incarnation of the popular C-segment MPV from the French carmaker has been around since 2006, so it is definitely the right time for a new version of this model. The new C4 Picasso will surely retain some of the most distinctive features of the outgoing model such as the small side windows behind the A-pillars, but it is also expected to mark a significant step forward
If someone is thinking that the design of the pictured mule looks too “normal” to be a Citroen, then it might be useful to remember that the C-models - such as the C3 and C4 - are getting a more and more conventional look, while the DS-models are the ones that are carrying on the “fancy Citroen look” tradition.
The next Citroen C4 Picasso should come with an engine range made of supercharged but economical petrol and diesel engines, with an hybrid powertrain (developed on the HYbrid4 platform) that will also join the fold at a later time. The second generation of the C4 should make its debut this fall in both its ‘regular’ and ‘Grand’ configurations (the latter is the one with 7 seats).>