The French automaker is enhancing its ‘biggest small car’ with a new engine and transmission option, and extra added equipment, in a package named the Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY edition.
This new engine is a Euro 5 compliant 1.6-litre HDi 110 HP that returns 59 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 125 g/Km, plus the Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY is now also available with a six-speed transmission while the interior gets USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Based on the VTR+ trim level the Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY is powered as standard by a 1.6-litre HDi engine that outputs 90 HP and at the exterior the small MPV features a glossy black finish, 17 inch cherry red diamond tipped alloys and roof bars.
The interior has also receive a touch of uniqueness, and as far as standard equipment the Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY comes with air conditioning, cruise control, electrically adjusted mirrors, front and electric windows.
The Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY price starts at 15,195 GBP for the 1.6HDi 90hp version.
Citroen press release :
Citroën’s multi award-winning supermini MPV, C3 Picasso, will receive some smart new updates from 1st
November. The biggest small car on the road is now available with a
new Euro 5 HDi 110 engine and 6-speed transmission, plus there is the
addition of a Connecting Box (USB and Bluetooth® connectivity) as
standard specification on VTR+ and Exclusive trim levels. Citroën has
also introduced a tasty new limited edition to the innovative MPV’s
line-up – the C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY.
Stylish and distinctive, the C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY is based on the
VTR+ model and is powered by a refined and efficient 1.6HDi 90hp engine.
With smart cherry red and glossy black exterior and interior
detailing, the model also benefits from a premium black metallic body
colour, roof bars and dynamic 17” cherry red diamond-tipped alloy
wheels. A generous level of standard equipment includes air
conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, Connecting Box (USB
socket & Bluetooth® system), electrically adjustable door mirrors
and front electric windows.
With the introduction of Citroën’s new Euro 5 1.6HDi 110hp engine,
the C3 Picasso reaffirms its place as one of the most
environmentally-conscious MPVs on the road today. A refined and
efficient powerplant, fuel economy is just under 59mpg over a combined
cycle with CO2 emissions down 5g/km on the Euro 4 unit to just 125g/km.
The Citroën C3 Picasso range now benefits from a full Euro 5
compliant engine line-up and all HDi models qualify for free VED in the
first year. The petrol 1.4 VTi 95hp VT and the 1.6HDi 90hp VT have been
re-homologated and now offer improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. Combined cycle fuel economy increases from 42.8mpg to 44.1mpg and 60.1mpg to 61.4mpg respectively. CO2
emissions are down 4g/km on both models, resulting in reduced BIK tax
rates (down 2 bands). The VED also reduces for both models, from band G
to F and band D to C respectively.
Helping to reduce fuel consumption and maintain low CO2
emissions, all C3 Picasso models are now fitted withMichelin Energy™
Saver tyres. These efficient tyres mean specifying larger 17” optional
alloy wheels on Exclusive models will no longer have an impact on CO2 output.
Keeping occupants connected and entertained, Citroën’s Connecting Box
will be fitted as standard from the VTR+ trim level. The smart system
offers a USB socket for connecting MP3 players to the audio system and a
Bluetooth® connection for hands-free calls and allowing users to stream
music wirelessly from Bluetooth® enabled devices.
UKAVAILABILITY & PRICING*
The new Citroën C3 Picasso range will be available in the UK from 1st November, 2010.
Fuel Economy (mpg)
|‘On The Road’
|1.4 VTi 95hp VT||149||44.1||£12,695.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp VT||119||61.4||£13,795.00|
|1.4 VTi 95hp VTR+||149||44.1||£13,795.00|
|1.6 VTi 120hp VTR+||159||40.9||£14,545.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp VTR+||119||61.4||£14,895.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp BLACKCHERRY||119||61.4||£15,195.00|
|1.4 VTi 95hp Exclusive||149||44.1||£14,895.00|
|1.6 VTi 120hp Exclusive||159||40.9||£15,645.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp Exclusive||119||61.4||£15,995.00|
|1.6HDi 110hp Exclusive||125||58.8||£16,795.00|
*Prices are inclusive of VAT at 17.5%Source: Citroen