2013 Citroen C4 Picasso shows its bold new face

2013 Citroen C4 Picasso spy photo 06.02.2013 / AutoExpress.co.uk
2013 Citroen C4 Picasso spy photo 06.02.2013 / AutoExpress.co.uk

Radical change

This is a completely undisguised prototype of the upcoming 2013 Citroen C4 Picasso.

Looking a lot different than the outgoing model, the new generation of the C4 Picasso features rather unique split headlamp and turn signals clusters, a look which makes us think of the Nissan Juke but with a better design.

It also sports the firm's latest double chevron grille and has a beefy chrome frame running around the edges of the three large side glasses, while the less innovative back has Volkswagen Golf-inspired LED taillights.

The new C4 Picasso will ride on the EMP2 platform (Efficient Modular Platform 2) developed by PSA Peugeot Citroen which makes use of high-strength steel, aluminum and composites. Thanks to this change, the new model could be 154 lbs (70 kg) less heavy than its predecessor.

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Otto Q Otto Q
I cannot believe that the same designer created the front and the back part. Ugly! The previous model was much better.
Mar 15th, 2013 10:50pm
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GTurbo GTurbo
Apart from the MkVI Golf LEDs on the rear lights, Citroen has been inspired by their own DS range of designs and the headlights are nothing short of a revolution for an MPV!
Feb 8th, 2013 1:39pm
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Gile Gile
I have honestly a lot of respect for Citroen's bravery but I'm not sure I'd buy one of these
Feb 7th, 2013 3:54pm
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Ah I'd say a relief from the old design. The front is something new, the rear isn't. This is why I can appriciate french cars; they have the guts to come with radical designs and inventions. It's only a pitty that they often don't get the credit they deserve, while often pretty boring styled german cars sell. Nomather how ugly.
Feb 7th, 2013 12:17pm
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
Citroen does it again, quirky, funky and out of this world! Polarising but damn gutsy design, dare I say it's the best looking MPV!
Feb 7th, 2013 8:00am
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xLumino xLumino
great, I love it. Finally a real citroen!!
Feb 7th, 2013 1:19am
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The Petrolhead The Petrolhead
Honestly? None of you noticed the differences between the third and fourth pictures? The numberplate and the lights are different, not to mention the sudden vanishing of that chrome line on the bottom... This is all fake
Feb 6th, 2013 10:54pm
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KarolDz KarolDz
Judging by the numberplates there are 4 different cars in these pics. The styling is very much akin to the renderi gs published in the European press so I hope this Picasso is real
Feb 6th, 2013 11:09pm
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TheCarMan TheCarMan
"sudden vanishing of that chrome line" between two different cars… couldn't that simply mean different trim levels? I think you're trying a bit too hard to find evidence here.
Feb 7th, 2013 12:30am
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The Petrolhead The Petrolhead
You're right. Two different cars would explain it
Feb 7th, 2013 2:23pm
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
i must say it's very very different...it would take sime accomodation, but it's definitelly something..they switched places for the lights...low/high beam is in the bumper, and the parking lights (aka DRL's)are now up high...juke style
Feb 6th, 2013 10:52pm
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KarolDz KarolDz
Oh gosh, people, you are so narrow-minded, this car is extremely innovative in terms of its design and I would undoubtedly call it the best looking minivan of all-time. I cannot understand how one can appreciate the C6's styling and despise of the new Picasso. When it comes to the taillights, I would say they resemble more these of the DS5 than any of Audis
Feb 6th, 2013 9:33pm
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AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
though saying best looking minivan of all time is going a little too far, but I agree it is extremely innovative in terms of design. Seriosly, this design is ought to stir up some controversies like the new IS or Juke, but it is different. Citroën has always made funky, quirky and unique car and this is resembles all that. It's not contemporary or boring, and I love it, it's different.
Feb 6th, 2013 10:03pm
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RomanKadler RomanKadler
Does innovation neet to be ugly?
Feb 7th, 2013 11:05am
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mechamynd mechamynd
i think it is better whitout the badge and chrome linings http://i47.tinypic.com/ax08ki.jpg
Feb 6th, 2013 9:27pm
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
nope. it's even worse
Feb 6th, 2013 10:48pm
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
Just for interests sake can you put the sabres like the one on the DS5 on this...your shop kinda reminds me of the DS5 actually.
Feb 7th, 2013 8:03am
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One word: Weird
Feb 6th, 2013 8:24pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Easy to see Citroen went for Juke-like originality with this design. Different, if a bit awkward.
Feb 6th, 2013 7:40pm
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loki loki
f...ff..uu... Hideous little car! But you know, you have to give Citroën some credit: when you make such boldly beautiful cars such as the C6, you're bound to fail sometimes. This is one of these times.
Feb 6th, 2013 7:21pm
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SimonThompson SimonThompson
this is a terrible photo shoot notice the different pattern in rear lights notice how the front number plate looses its wee badge. citroen would not design such a mess.
Feb 6th, 2013 7:14pm
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SimonThompson SimonThompson
what an fugly car I see audi Q3/5 in the rear tailgate shut lines at least the current one looked decent. this look and the wobbly chassis will have vw and ford laughing.
Feb 6th, 2013 7:12pm
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RobertGlodowski RobertGlodowski
Feb 6th, 2013 7:08pm
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
yes your eyes...
Feb 7th, 2013 8:03am
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Fiat Multipla resurrection
Feb 6th, 2013 6:54pm
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oliver993997 oliver993997
citroen, VW called, they want their taillights back!
Feb 6th, 2013 6:48pm
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