Diesel award win for Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

The new Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has been voted for the Best MPV accolade in DieselCar Magazine’s Car of the Year 2014 Awards.

Citroen’s very stylish and very spacious seven-seater MPV was launched to the UK market during the start of this year. The Grand C4 Picasso had already picked up several prestigious motoring accolades before this week.

Previous awards

Earlier victories include the Family Car of the Year award from Top Gear magazine and the MPV of the Year honour from both WhatCar? magazine and the UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY).

Now it’s been confirmed that the Citroen family car has managed to highly impress the DieselCar Award judges, which consists of a panel of highly experienced writers. The Editor and Publisher of DieselCar Magazine, Ian Robertson, commented: “Ever since Citroen first joined the MPV market with its Picasso badged MPV, it’s been praised for its spaciousness and outstanding practicality.

“This latest edition of the Grand C4 Picasso is no different, as it adds decent space for seven passengers, a great quality cabin and frugal diesel engines to the mix.”

As well as winning a DieselCar award this year with its Grand C4 Picaso, Citroen also saw three of its other models commended. In this year’s DieselCar Awards, the Citroen DS3 was a praised candidate for the Premium Small Car award.

The luxurious Citroen DS5 meanwhile was commended in the Alternative Fuel Car – Diesel-Hybrid category. Praise was also reserved for the Citroen C3 Picasso, nominated for the Compact MPV accolade.

More information about the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

The award-winning Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is currently priced between £19,205 and £26,855. The MPV manages to strike a fine balance between class-leading space, appealing styling and record efficiency levels.

Engines for the C4 Grand Picasso include a basic 1.6-litre VTi petrol with 118bhp and a 1.6-litre THP petrol with 153bhp.

The C4 Grand Picasso is also available with a wide range of HDi diesel engines. The most efficient in the line-up is the 89bhp 1.6-litre e-HDi. This particular unit returns a class-leading combined fuel economy figure of 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions are just 98g/km. Very few family MPVs on sale today can compete which such standards for efficiency.

On top of this the latest Grand C4 Picasso also has a lot of standard equipment to make driver and passengers safe and comfortable. The standard kit list includes LED daytime running lights, air conditioning and a six-speaker radio.

Safety gadgets available include a video-supported lane departure warning system and radar-based active cruise control.