Citroen has updated both the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso for the 2016 model year with new looks, an updated kit list plus revisions to its powertrain offerings.

Starting with the visual updates, both cars share a new front bumper design that feature C-shaped fog lamp surrounds, as well as a wider grille. Also a first here is the adoption of “3D-effect” tail lamps and new rear chevrons, finished in gloss black.

On the five-seater C4 Picasso, a two-tone roof is available, along with new 17-inch ‘Mamba’ alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the seven-seater Grand C4 Picasso gets a silver-coloured roof bar option and three new body colours, plus new finishes on its range of wheels.

Inside, the Picasso range can now be had with different interior packages. On the ‘Wild Blue’ Ambience pack, the younger crowd is catered to with fold-flat front passenger seat, massaging front seats, Levanzo Blue cloth upholstery, chrome air vents on the dashboard and chrome door sills.

Next, the ‘Dune Beige’ Ambience, which also includes the Relax Pack, tags on extra-support headrests for the front, along with an electric-powered leg rest for the front passenger. The ‘Hype Grey’ Ambience promotes a “business feel” with rear sunblinds and LED reading lights.

Other equipment additions include Citroen’s latest infotainment system, Connect Radio – a seven-inch touchscreen unit with six-speakers, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink and other input options. The Connect Nav system has been upgraded as well.

Safety also gets a bump with the addition of driver attention alert, speed limit recognition, active lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, active safety brake and collision risk alert.

As for the powertrain updates, a 1.2 litre PureTech 110 S&S petrol engine with a six-speed manual is now available on the C4 Picasso. Meanwhile, the 1.2 litre PureTech 130 S&S and six-speed auto combo is offered on both models.