Citroen C4 Picasso Petrol

Capping one of the busiest days ever in the Malaysian motoring scene is the launch of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-THP by Naza Euro Motors at Mid Valley. The arrival of the petrol-powered Grand C4 Picasso is not a surprise – the MPV has been present in Citroen showrooms and we gave you a thorough look at it last month. Here’s a recap.

The unique French people carrier was first introduced here last year with a 2.0 litre BlueHDi turbodiesel. It may boast 370 Nm of torque and 21.74 km/l economy, but the reality is that an oil burner isn’t most Malaysians’ choice of engine.

The petrol alternative is moved by a direct-injected THP163 engine with 163 hp and 240 Nm at 1,400 rpm. Matched to a six-speed automatic gearbox, it gets from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 201 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.8 litres per 100 km (17.24 km/l) on the European combined cycle. To compare, the diesel does 10.2 seconds and 207 km/h.

Engine aside, the rest of the Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 THP163 is per the diesel. One gets the same 18-inch “Python” alloys, panoramic roof (with the trademark extended front windscreen), an electrically-powered tailgate and keyless entry.

Also standard is a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sits below a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, 360-degree surround view system, reverse camera, dual-zone automatic climate control in front and air vents for the second (pillar-mounted dual-zone blower control) and third rows (roof-mounted single-zone blower control). Browse the gallery below to see the features in detail.

How much? The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-THP is priced at RM179,888 OTR with insurance and GST. That’s RM10,000 cheaper than the RM189,888 diesel variant, giving another point to the in-house petrol vs diesel boxing match. Available colours are Blue Teles, Noir Onyx (black), Rouge Babylon (red) and Blanc Banquise (white).

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2.0 BlueHDi