New 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso – Release Date and Info

Both the 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso and the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso have been updated immensely for this model year. Here, however, we’re going to cover everything that concerns the Citroen C4 Picasso updates, performance, release date, price, and its engine specifications. A detailed review for the “Grand” version will be offered separately.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

For starters, the new model belongs to the second generation of the model series that was launched three years ago. And judging by the exponential growth both in sales and girth, it is without a doubt immensely successful. Some of its strengths include plenty of dynamism and distinction, and a remarkable design. For 2017, the new model seeks to even consolidate the gains it has achieved this far by offering even more features and updated to its existing résumé.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Some of the new features to expect include four distinct interior design schemes, customization opportunities, a two-tone roof, and a new front end. Again, it comes with new technologies including the Citroen Advanced Comfort program, a new engine that offers more horsepower, the Hands-Free Tailgate system, and the Citroen Connect Navigation system.

To make it even more distinct in its class, the new model comes with a unique light signature front and rear, dynamic lines, and expressive, strong styling. The exterior dimensions have remained unchanged over the previous model. However, the exterior design has combined with class-leading boot volume and interior spaciousness to offer the C4 Picasso the much-needed practicality occupants crave for in a family vehicle.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The Citroen C4 Picasso interior offers a light-filled, pure ambience and is designed in a loft spirit. Furthermore, the updated materials further enhance the perception of well-being and quality. And thanks to the EMP2 platform that underpins its construction architecture, the new model manages to offer a well-balanced road performance.

For easy drivability and a relaxed driving experience, the new model also comes with technologies such as adaptive cruise control, park assist, and vision 360. Even with the level of updates the vehicle under review has had, the world of MPVs is riddled with cut-throat competition that requires automakers to continuously indulge in innovations in order to keep up with the Joneses. As such, Citroen came up with key pillars that it hopes will help propel the Citroen C4 Picasso 2017 and all future models even further in the rankings. These include: attractive styling, body design dynamism, well-being for all, performance, and comfort benchmarking.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, overhead view

Well, while it may be too early to offer a detailed opinion on whether or not the pillars will work, there’s no doubt that Citroen is dedicated in graduating the C4 Picasso to a whole different level. As they say – only time will tell! Culpable rivals include the Kia Carnival, Kia Rondo, Honda Odyssey, Peugeot 5008, and the Ssangyong Stavic.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso release date

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the news of is release have already warranted a lot of excitement that have made a myriad of speculations to emerge. One credible source says the second-generation C4 Picasso price should be expected to start from around $44,000. We stand to be corrected however. As regards the release date, the same sources say we should expect the new model sometime in the spring of 2017.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Exterior

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso front view, headlights, grille and badges

The exterior design and dimensions evoke a modern and energetic style. It stands out among the smorgasbord of competitors in terms of its unique, and dynamic body shape in addition to its bold looks and flowing lines. Some of the features to expect include a new front end, new slim-line headlights, new rear lights, new seventeen-inch five-spoke diamond-finish alloy wheels, a new roof arch color, new rear chevrons, and additional colors in addition to its existing color palette.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Interior

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

Four interior design schemes are available to meet individual customer’s tastes and preferences. These are: Dune Beige, Wild Blue, Hype Grey, and Grey Harmony. Others are also available as options. Other exciting interior features include an unrivaled suspension for comfort, intelligent traction control, a practical and capacious interior, restful and customizable ambient lighting, numerous and ingenious storage compartments, and soft and warm materials.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, only two trims are available: the base C4 Picasso, and the Grand C4 Picasso. Others can be added on its release date, so keep checking this space for more details.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso engine

A new engine is available: a 1.2L PureTech 130 three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine responsible for offering around 96kW and 230 Nm of torque.

Safety

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso safety

For a safer and relaxed drive quality, the new Citroen C4 Picasso 2017 also comes with a myriad of driver-assistance systems including speed limit sign recognition and recommendation, coffee break alert, active blind spot monitoring system, active lane departure warning system, driver attention alert, adaptive cruise control, collision risk alert, and active safety brake. Crash testing report is yet to be offered.

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2017 Citroen C4 Picasso rear view, blue color, taillights and badges

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso rear view, red color, taillights

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, leather back seats

2017 Citroen DS5 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Citroen DS5 has been updated and freshened ahead of its release. Its styling is avant-garde and combines crisp edges with aerodynamic cues to give it a bold, futuristic new design that helps distinguish it from the rest of the offering sin its class. It perfectly balances advanced technologies, attention to detail and refinement, with a dynamic performance to offer a unique vehicle that embodies the character of existing and future DS vehicles. This review covers details concerning the DS5 review, release date, price, engine specifications, and exterior and interior changes.

2017 Citroen DS5 spy shots

For 2017, the new model comes with an impressive new front, and numerous changes to its cabin technologies and refinement. New features include adaptive LED headlights and taillights, sculpted, DS-monogrammed vertical grille, and a new touch-drive interface. All these features are in addition to existing features such as exceptional interior and exterior designs, futuristic exterior cues, and the characteristic driving position which imitates a cockpit.

2017 Citroen DS5 rear view, white color, tailpipe

For the motoring public, the DS5 is arguably impressionistic. While its market is predominantly China and Europe, rumors have emerged that Citroen’s objective is to cast its net even wider thanks to the DS5 evolution that has taken a premium-centric approach. This is what Yves Bonnefont, CEO DS brand had to say, “The new Citroen DS5 2017 represents ideas and the new evolutionary path that future Citroen products will be taking. And yet, with over six decades in its résumé, the new model is still a DS5 to the core.”

2017 Citroen DS5 front angle, headlighs and grille

The exterior profile is a unique creation with expressive hypnotic styling that help set it apart from the smorgasbord of other offerings. For 2017, the face gains even more prestige and character. Similar to the DS 3 and the DS 3 Cabrio, the new 2017 Citroen DS5 also comes with LED lighting technologies, and a new light signature. The new model is immediately recognizable regardless of the angle of view.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, overhead view

The Interior, on the other end, is masterfully crafted and features latest technologies with a cockpit style driving position. Also available are a host of convenience, infotainment, and entertainment features that work seamlessly with one another. Some of the distinct features available in the cabin include an ergonomic-designed touch-drive interface, upgraded navigation system, a new Mirror Screen Technology, mobile phone integration via the MyDS, and the DS Connect Box.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Other technologies available on the latest DS5 include a lane-departure, a blind spot monitor, automatic high-beam control, hill-start assist, a heads-up display, a rearview camera, intelligent traction control, and stability control. Others include keyless entry and ignition, electric memory and massaging front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, Denon Hi-Fi system, and ambient lighting.

2017 Citroen DS5 Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen DS5 release date

While these details are yet to be confirmed, new reports allege the new model is expected to go for sale for around $23,000 for a basic version. The price can however sky rocket by an extra $10 grand depending on the options you decide to equip it with. Expect its release date sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Citroen DS5 Exterior

2017 Citroen DS5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

According to the automaker, the new model will come riding on the PSA PF2 platform that is currently in use in vehicles such as the Peugeot 3008, DS 6, and the C4 Picasso. What this means is that the new model will share most of the features with the three models. Nevertheless, certain features will also be available in order to make it distinct from the rest. Such features are our primary focus here. As already mentioned, the headlights and taillights will feature LED technology. The front and rear bumper have been revised and now look more modern than before.

Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, refreshed door handles, pronounced side skirts, dual tailpipes, and wide LED taillights.

2017 Citroen DS5 Interior

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

There is extensive attention to detail on the interior of the DS5. Upgraded leather, metal work on the gear, and use of aluminum on the interior of the doors reflect Citroen use of authentic materials. A new interior trim, in addition to the existing model’s ‘watch strap’ upholstery is also available. More details will be updated as the release date approaches.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen DS5 engine

Engines aren’t expected to change from the existing ones that include a 210-horsepower – generating 1.5L four-cylinder, a 180- horsepower- yielding 2.0L turbo-diesel inline-4, and a 200-horsepower – generating 2.0L HDi four-cylinder engine.

Safety

2017 Citroen DS5 safety, anglemort

When it comes to safety, the new model will come with a slew of driver-assistance features that will help the driver avoid potential impacts. A five star rating for overall crash impact protection by NHTSA is expected given the updates the new model is boasting of.

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2017 Citroen DS5 auto show, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, headlights and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen DS5 gear shift knob

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather front seats

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather back seats

A Student Designed a New Look for the 2019 Citroen DS24

We have seen a batch of new 2019 Citroen DS24 pictures which have started circling the net. We liked what we saw very much. In fact the looks surpassed our expectations about the car that we saw in the pics.

But as it appeared it was not a complete confirmation about a future DS24, even though we would like it to be. But it does leave us with a lot of room to hope as this could be the basis for the future car that we might see from Citroen.

The images that emerged turned out to be a design. A student from Insitut Superieur de Design in France designed it at the time, and made this concept as a project. As you have probably already seen the futuristic design looks very much plausible. Therefore this is surely a car that everyone would like to see on the road.

it looks like Citroen has not made any recent strides to advance its DS24 brand further. It brings us to see this as a potential project that we might expect. There are already some rumors that the designing director of Citroen has  viewed the student’s design. According to rumors, that they are considering this option or at least parts of the design.

It would be quite interesting to see future 2019 Citroen DS24 model looks this way and we would certainly appreciate it. The vehicle would gain so much popularity based on this fact alone and let’s not forget the design which is probably the most refreshing look that we have seen in recent years.

The Potential Design of the 2019 Citroen DS24

The inspiration for the 2019 Citroen DS24 came from some of the past moles that Citroen has made, but also some other vehicles and brands. The basis for it all was the DS19, which is a vehicle that made its debut all the way back in 1955 when it appeared at the Paris Motor Show.

The design that we see before us has a very much futuristic look. This is something that we have not seen so faron the current market. It adds a floating roof with sliding rear doors. BAlso, the new thing is the company’s current design language. That is, they found some inspiration in the Citroen GT and the Citroen C-Metisse cars.

The front end is mostly original. The shape of a nose is in a very curious but effective manner. It combines the lightning elements which sort of a emerge from the fascia. This is done for both the front end and the rear end of the car. The rear part receives some parts inspired by aeronautical elements. We have to admit, this is a very interesting approach to design.

The main theme of the car is still the Citroen DS and the upside down boat design is the main theme of the car.  The styling direction of Citroen is very much appropriate here and we see this project as a potentially happening and it is a step forward in design when it comes to modern vehicles.

Inside Vision

The cabin and the interior of the 2019 Citroen DS24 takes the same futuristic approach which we have not been able to see so far. In fact, the interior draws inspiration from a concept which says “Elasticity of the Air and the flexibility of the water”.

This makes us think what are they going to do here. You can see how nicely the interior is fashioned. It also comes through the development of each component individually, giving each one a lot of attention. They actually all seem like independent floating units. It is all enhanced through the use of quality and leather materials in the cabin.

If this concept comes to realization, they will probably include the recent technological gadgets and fill it with more new equipment. But giving so much attention to details is not standard for a production vehicle. So a lot of pieces could be lost if the car makes it to production.

New technology for the Powertrain

The artists also envisioned the 2019 Citroen DS24 as having the latest fuel cell technology for this powertrain. We can also see this in the cabin. Some elements and controls are specifically added because of this. The hydrogen tanks would be located in the center of the passenger parts and only look like standard hi-tech elements here. The hydrogen cells will then provide power to the electric motors. These are supposed to be integrated into the chassis of the car. We believe this is a very good idea for this model.

The performance is not known of course. However, since the student was mostly focused on the design and not the under the hood performance we are going to forgive him the missing specs.

Conclusion

If the company makes 2019 Citroen DS24 this way it will be a very interesting story. The design is a very favorable one. We have a really talented student on our hands here, somebody should snatch him up for further models. All in all, we can say that the prospect of this car looks promising. We are certainly the ones who would want to see this car perform.