2018 Citroën C4 Picasso: Attempting a Masterpiece, or Not?

The Citroën C4 Picasso Edition

Citroën, a French automobile manufacturer, has a C4 model that it designates the Picasso edition. Whether this is a masterpiece, or not, this article will review the different aspects of the vehicle. Although Citroën does not currently offer sales in the U.S., it is still a popular vehicle brand in Europe. In recent auto news, there are hints that Citroën or Peugeot will attempt to re-enter the U.S. market in the years to come. Regardless, the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso may not seem to be a special car, it truly offers a unique set of advanced features.

Six Total Engine Options for the Picasso Edition

The 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso is a fully customizable vehicle that begins with the three available trims and nine available engine options. Yes, nine total engine options are available for this vehicle. The available engine and transmission combos include the following:

  • BlueHDi 100 Manual (Turbo Diesel) [98 Horsepower/74.3 MPG]
  • BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-Speed Manual (Turbo Diesel) [118 Horsepower/74.3 MPG]
  • BlueHDi 120 S&S EAT6 Auto (Turbo Diesel) [118 Horsepower/72.4 MPG]
  • BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-Speed Manual (Turbo Diesel) [148 Horsepower/65.7 MPG]
  • BlueHDi 150 S&S EAT6 Auto (Turbo Diesel) [148 Horsepower/64.2 MPG]
  • PureTech 110 S&S 6-Speed Manual (Petrol) [109 Horsepower/55.4 MPG]
  • PureTech 130 S&S 6-Speed Manual (Petrol) [127 Horsepower/56.5 MPG]
  • PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 Auto (Petrol) [129 Horsepower/55.4 MPG]
  • THP 165 S&S EAT6 Auto (Petrol) [162 Horsepower/48.7 MPG]

So, basically, there are petrol and turbo diesel engine options with differing power ratios. The most powerful engine is the THP 165 S&S EAT6 Auto petrol version with 162 horsepower. On the other hand, the best MPG is with the BlueHDi 100 or 120 S&S versions which both get 74.3 MPG. We will take a deeper look at the most expensive option, the BlueHDi 150 S&S Eat6 Auto. Furthermore, the the three available trims for this car are Touch Edition, Feel, and Flair in order by lowest to highest price. For this article, we will focus on the Flair edition.

BlueHDi 150 S&S EAT6 Auto: Most Expensive Engine Option

The most expensive engine option for the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso is the BlueHDi 150 S&S EAT6 Auto option. This motor is a inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows this car to hit 62 mph in 10.1 seconds. The top speed for this engine is 129 mph, which is faster than you should want to go in this car. Surprisingly, this is 100 lb.-ft. more torque than the THP edition. So, in the end, you will accept 14 less horsepower for 100 lb.-ft. more torque… sounds like a deal to me.

Citroën C4 Picasso Exterior Overview

On the exterior, the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso has a new design. The front contains Citroën’s 3-stage signature lights. For the rear, the vehicle features 3D effect rear lights. On the other hand, for paint jobs, there is an option for bi-tone which allows for a different color roof than body. The Picasso edition looks great in the Lazuli Blue color which is complemented by 17” black alloy wheels. Overall, the exterior may not look the most amazing but it has a ton of features to make up for it.

Picasso Edition Interior

The interior of the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso has a ton of special features that may surprise anyone. First, there is the RELAX function. This means the front seats have an electric massager and adjustable-lumbar support. To take this to the next level, the front passenger seat has an electrically adjusted footrest. On top of this, the seats offer extra support headrests. This setup focuses on comfort and quality, just don’t expect Mercedes level leather.

The Connect Navigation System & Park Assist 360

2018 Citroën C4 Picasso - Interior - Citroën - EuroDrift

2018 Citroën C4 Picasso – Interior – Citroën – EuroDrift

The 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso offers a Connect Navigation system with a smart phone inspired 7” design. This system offers a Touch Drive interface as well as a 3D interactive navigation map. The navigation system also offers voice control as seen in most modern vehicles. From here, the vehicle also has an option for Park Assist 360 which covers every angle of the vehicle. This allows for maximum safety while parking anywhere.

Safety Features of the C4 Picasso Edition

On the safety side, the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso has an insane amount of protection. Beginning with driver assists, this vehicle has an adaptive cruise control with stop function. Next, there is a driver attention alert system that checks driver responsiveness. Furthermore, this vehicle has active lane departure warnings as well as active blind-spot monitoring. On top of this, the C4 Picasso has active safety brakes and a speed limit recognition system. Lastly, the Picasso edition has an emergency collision alert system. All of these safety features combine to create a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

The 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso is a Masterpiece of Technology

Overall, the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso is a vehicle with a ton of available options. Although the vehicle may not be an exteriorly beautiful masterpiece, it is a masterpiece technology-wise. From it’s advanced seats to it’s abundant safety features, this car is an example of what all basic vehicles should be. Fully loaded, with every option and the most expensive features, the C4 Picasso can be yours for slightly over $42,000. Unfortunately, this is only within the EU… for now. In conclusion, the 2018 Citroën C4 Picasso is a unique masterpiece that should hit U.S. markets.

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