Citroëns have never been caught on the right side of conventional, and the next C4 Picasso is set to continue that trend. This set of spyshots uncovered by Spanish site Highmotor shows the small hatchback-cum-MPV completely undisguised, and much like the namesake’s paintings, it’s sure to attract controversy.

The headlamps for starters, have two separate elements – one for the main beam and the other presumably for the indicators and LED daytime running lights (DRL). This arrangement isn’t exactly new; previously seen on the third-generation Nissan Elgrand. That doesn’t make it any less jarring however, taking centre stage in the otherwise fine looking car.

Pulling away from its egg-shaped predecessor, the new C4 Picasso takes on a more shapely, characteristically fluid design direction. The split glasshouse is another peculiar addition, and the crease along the door panels looks like it needs to be ironed out. Compared to the front and sides, there’s little to note on the C4 Picasso’s rear. The generously-flared wheel arches look to be hard to fill, yet there’s a certain Germanic-charm to it, much like the C5 sedan.

The Citroën C4 Picasso is scheduled to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show next month. We’ll bring you more revealing shots and details as they emerge. With Naza Euro Motors taking over as the official distributor for Citroën vehicles in Malaysia, this model could well make an appearance here in the future. Would you buy one? No mention of RV though pretty please?