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Like the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, but feel that the RM186k price is a bit steep, or you don’t need seven seats? Well, it’s good news, as Naza Euro Motors has launched the shorter five-seater Citroen C4 Picasso today at the IOI City Mall.

First up, the price – while the GC4P is priced at RM185,888, the C4 Picasso is priced at just RM148,888 on-the-road with insurance, a massive RM37,000 saving over its bigger sibling. Inclusive is a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Boasting both a shorter wheelbase and a shorter rear overhang, the C4 Picasso measures 4,428 mm long, 1,826 mm wide and 1,625 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,785 mm. By comparison, the GC4P is 4,597 mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,840 mm; all other dimensions are identical.

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Aside from being smaller, the C4 Picasso also has unique styling cues to differentiate from the GC4P. The front end gets a larger lower grille; along the sides, the integrated roof rails are gone, replaced by C-shaped chrome window surrounds. At the rear, the funky C-shaped tail lights have been ditched for more conventional Mk6 VW Golf-esque items, albeit still retaining Citroen’s 3D effect LED light signature.

Carried over from the petrol GC4P is the familiar Prince turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6 litre four-pot in THP 165 guise with 165 PS and 240 Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. As such, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.3 seconds on the way to a top speed of 210 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.6 litres per 100 km on the European combined cycle, while emitting 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

Apart from the two fewer seats and reduced dimensions, what else do you lose by paying so much less? Well, the C4 Picasso misses out on the GC4P’s 18-inch “Python” alloy wheels (17-inch “Anaconda” items are instead fitted), amber/black full Nappa leather upholstery (swapped for grey part leather and black Ondulice fabric seats), panoramic roof and 360-degree surround view system.

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However, it retains adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, a powered tailgate, keyless entry and start, a massage function for the front seats, a powered, extendable ottoman for the front passenger, a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system sitting below a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a reverse camera, Park Assist with front and rear parking sensors, Active Cruise Control as well as dual-zone auto climate control in front and air vents for the second row with dual-zone blower control.

In terms of safety, the C4 Picasso is identical to the GC4P – the comprehensive list of equipment includes six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control, traction control, hill start assist, blind spot monitoring, active seat belts and ISOFIX child seat mounts on all three rear seats.

The Citroën C4 Picasso is available in three new colours – Bleu Kyanos (blue), Gris Aluminium (grey) and Rouge Rubi (red), joining the existing Noir Onyx (black) and Blanc Banquise (white) hues of the GC4P.

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