Grand C4 Picasso named best MPV

The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has been named the best MPV in the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards.

This comes as the latest in a long string of accolades for the Citroen model, the most recent of which was when it was named best MPV at this year’s Tow Car Awards.

According to the What Car? judging panel, the Grand C4 Picasso offers used buyers “unbeatable value for money”, and the model’s wide range of features and equipment was also praised.

As well as that, the Grand C4 Picasso was also tipped by the judges for its five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, plus its practicality and three full-size second row seats.

What Car? Editor, Jim Holder, said: “The Grand C4 Picasso has always stood out for its versatility and ease of use, especially for families.

“Couple that with prices that become very competitive on the used market and you have a very compelling offering.”

Family Car of the Year

Launched in January this year, the Grand C4 Picasso wasted no time in getting off to a good start, winning Top Gear’s Family Car of the Year  award for 2013.

With a maximum seven seat capacity and a large boot, the model has plenty of room for all the family, but is also impressively compact when compared to many of its MPV rivals.

Standard equipment on the Grand C4 Picasso includes air conditioning, LED daytime running lights, plus a stereo system with six speakers and Bluetooth connectivity.

A wide range of safety kit includes active cruise control, a lane departure warning system and blind-spot monitoring systems.

Speaking about the models latest win, James Parfett, Citroen UK’s communications director, said: “We are very proud that Grand C4 Picasso continues to pick up an impressive variety of awards.

“This latest accolade from What Car? is further evidence that the multi-award winning Picasso range has earned its reputation as one of the leading choices in the family car market.”

Engine options

Engine options for the C4 Grand Picasso include a basic 118bhp and 153bhp 1.6-litre petrol units. The model is also available with a range of HDi diesel engines, the most efficient of which is a 1.6-litre e-HDi unit.

Producing 89bhp, this particular engine will deliver fantastic economy with a combined fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 98g/km, making it exempt from road tax.

Pricing for the Grand C4 Picasso range begins at £19,200 for the basic VTR trim, rising to £27,855 for the range-topping Exclusive+ model.