2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Review

The main advantage of the 2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso will be its price. Although it is a seven-seater, you will find some smaller minivans more expensive than Grand Picasso. It doesn’t mean something is wrong with it. Just, the French company wants to challenge the competition with this offer.

The facelift of the 2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso will bring some significant changes. After five years, it is time for a mid-cycle update. Fog lights, 17-inch wheels, and parking sensors remain standard options for the base model. Also, the new Grand Picasso will keep its 1.6-liter petrol and 2.0-liter diesel engines. Also, the price is going to remain the same for the standard offer. The company will add more options for the upcoming version.

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Debut and Price

The new 2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso will come early next season. Citroen has no intentions to bring this minivan to the US market. Well, the competition is tough, and the Grand Picasso can’t cope with rivals with its small engines. However, the peak of the popularity of the MPV is in Australia. The premiere will probably happen there, although the company headquarters are in France. Some big car show in Europe, most probably Paris or Frankfurt, could host the debut.

The price will be the same for base models without options. That means diesel unit will keep the starting value of $45,000 (Australian), or 30,000 euro. Petrol minivan is a cheaper option. It will cost around $38,000, or 25,000 euro.

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso review

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Specs

So, under the hood of the base 2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso will be a petrol engine. It is a 1.6-liter turbo-four in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination is returning about 6.5 l/100km combined (35 mpg US, 44 mpg UK), although actual tests on previous editions show it takes more fuel. Power output from the gasoline mill is 121 kW (162 hp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque.

Diesel Engine

The alternative with the better outputs is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. This unit is capable to produce 100 kW (134 hp) and 270 Nm (200 lb-ft) of torque. Front-wheel drive gets the power through the same six-speed transmission. Its fuel economy is much better than with a petrol unit. It spends 5.5 l/100km (44/52 mpg for US/UK).

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso rear view

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Features

The mid-size MPV can offer nice equipment even for the base model. For the infotainment system, there is a 7-inch touchscreen display. Bluetooth is standard, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Satellite navigation is optional. Keyless entry and start/stop systems are coming with all models. Sunroof is a trademark of this vehicle. The leather is wrapping steering wheel. Optional package includes leather seats with heating and ventilating.

2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso interior

Configurations and Cargo Capacity

Well, the 2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is basically a five-seat minivan. However, buyers don’t prefer this version too much. For a similar amount of money, they can get a seven-seat model. Everything depends on customer’s needs. If they need Grand Picasso for commuting, then they take a model with more seats, and vice versa.

Cargo capacity again depends on the seating layout. The advantage of a model with fewer seats is more space for storage. This version will offer 630 liters (22.4 cubic-feet). On the other hand, its seven-seater sibling comes with 165 l (6 cubic-feet) of storage room. Well, this model could be turned into a commercial van with seats folded down. The versatility and quick conversion make a 7-seat Grand Picasso a better option.

Towing capacity depends on the engine. Petrol unit is slightly less potent with 1,500 kg (3,300 pounds). One of the advantages of every diesel engine is in this segment. For 2019 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso diesel towing is not so far from the petrol unit. It adds 200 kg or 450 kg.