This red Citroen C4 Grand Picasso was sighted at JPJ Putrajaya by our regular spymen ApexKit and Anol Alias today. Malaysian Citroen distributor Naza Euro Motors told us in February that the French MPV would be coming to Malaysia by the end of 2014, so it’s about time that it surfaced at JPJ.
The C4 Grand Picasso would be the first non-DS Citroen car to be launched in Malaysia since Naza Euro Motors took over the Citroen distributorship, although the C5 did quietly emerge for a short time. The nameplate isn’t new though; the previous-gen C4 Grand Picasso was offered by Brooklands, the pre-Naza official distributor.
The curious thing about this particular Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is the badging on its rear. We can see a BlueHDi badge, which points to a 2.0 litre turbodiesel engine under the hood, producing 148 hp and 370 Nm of torque.
Could Naza Euro Motors be looking to bring a diesel version of this MPV in as one of the variants on offer? We don’t really know as we’ve seen all kinds of diesel Peugeots at JPJ Putrajaya before but none of them (other than the 508 HDi) have been launched by NEM’s sister company Nasim.
The Citroen has got quite a unique look – where MPVs of this size are usually big slabs of metal with some design at the front and the rear to keep the car recognisable as belonging to a certain marque, Citroen has put a lot of effort into the C4 Grand Picasso’s styling, making it somewhat of a “designer MPV”.
The seven-seater has seats in a 2-3-2 configuration, and sits on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform with a 2,840 mm wheelbase. This happens to be a segment longer than the Peugeot 5008‘s 2,727 mm wheelbase, so we’re wagering on a price tag that could be a little higher the recently-facelifted Pug as well. Click here for more official pics and videos.