Thursday, October 28, 2010

Citroën adds "BLACKCHERRY" Edition and New EU5 HDi Engine to C3 Picasso's UK Range

For the new model year, Citroën has updated the range of its UK market C3 Picasso with the addition of a limited edition version called the "BLACKCHERRY " and the introduction of a new Euro 5 HDi 110 diesel engine matched to a 6-speed transmission.

The new C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY is based on the VTR+ model with power coming from a 90HP 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine. The model stands out from the rest of the series with the cherry red and glossy black exterior and interior detailing, roof bars and 17-inch cherry red diamond-tipped alloy wheels. It is offered exclusively in a premium black metallic body finish.

Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, Connecting Box (USB socket & Bluetooth® system), electrically adjustable door mirrors and front electric windows. On-the-road prices start at £15,195.

In other news, the French carmaker's small MPV will be offered with a new Euro 5 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine delivering 110HP and linked to a 6-speed gearbox. Citroën says fuel economy is just under 59mpg UK on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions down 5g/km over the Euro 4 unit to 125g/km.

Citroën also added a Connecting Box (USB and Bluetooth connectivity) as standard specification on the VTR+ and Exclusive trim levels.

The updated C3 Picasso goes on sale across Britain on November 1st.