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Citroen C4 SpaceTourer and Grand C4 SpaceTourer replace Picasso name

French firm's people carriers gain new names for 2018, plus a bit of extra kit on range-topping models

Citroen C4 SpaceTourer

Citroen has shaken up its MPV offerings for 2018, updating its C4 MPVs with new names, new technology and the option of a new BlueHDi diesel power unit.

Revealed by the brand at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, Citroen has decided to ditch its popular Picasso badging in favour of covering its entire MPV base with the newer SpaceTourer nomenclature. It means that both C4 MPVs are now known as the C4 SpaceTourer and the Grand C4 SpaceTourer, slotting in neatly beneath the nine-seat SpaceTourer minibus.

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Alongside the new names, both cars benefit from the addition of a new ‘Safety Pack’, which is standard fit on Flair models. The pack includes a driver attention alert warning system, plus traffic sign recognition, and Citroen’s Active Safety Brake setup, which enables automatic emergency braking at speeds up to 49mph.

Under the bonnet, a fresh addition to the engine line-up for both models arrives in the form a new BlueHDi 160 diesel four-cylinder engine, paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The new engine and gearbox combination goes on sale from 1 June priced from £27,550 in the five-seat C4 SpaceTourer, and £29,250 in the seven-seat Grand C4 SpaceTourer. 

The new eight-speed gearbox will be available with different engines later in the year. Elsewhere, both models are still available with BlueHDi 100, 120 and 150 diesel units, plus a spread of petrols including three-cylinder PureTech motors and four-cylinder THP units.

Prices for the mildly updated C4 SpaceTourer start at £21,125 for the Touch Edition with a 108bhp PureTech 110 petrol engine, linked to a six-speed manual gearbox. The larger Grand C4 SpaceTourer kicks off at £23,425 in the same Touch Edition trim, though with a more powerful 128bhp PureTech 130 petrol under the bonnet. 

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