The Citroen C4 Picasso is an alternative for those who perhaps look at a C4 Grand Picasso but haven’t the need or desire for seven seats. For the Malaysian market, there’s now a base C4 Picasso L2 Seduction trim retailing for RM125,164.29 (on-the-road without insurance), slotting in under the RM145k L3 Exclusive model launched in early 2016. This isn’t the newer facelift model, though.

The L2 Seduction sold here carries the same 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol four producing 165 PS and 240 Nm of torque as in the L3 Exclusive, but the equipment list is slightly pared back. On the outside, it gets halogen reflector headlamps and bulb-type tail lights instead of xenon projectors and LED units, respectively, and it also misses out on a few chrome trims on the lower front intake, side window surrounds and tailgate. The wheels, however, are the same 17-inch Anaconda items.

Inside, gone are the full-LCD digital instrument cluster and part-leather upholstery, replaced by a monochrome digital display and full fabric seats instead. The massage function for the front seats have been removed too, while the rear tailgate is now a manual affair.

The rest of the car remains much the same, however. Keyless entry, panoramic windscreen, dual-zone air-con, seven-inch touchscreen with navigation, cruise control and rear work tables are all present and accounted for, as are six airbags and electronic stability control. The only feature taken out on the safety front is the blind-spot monitoring system.

The Citroen C4 Picasso L2 Seduction is available in Malaysia in four colours – Rouge Rubi (red), Blanc Banquise (white), Gris Shark (grey, pictured) and Moka (brown).