Citroen has launched a limited edition C3 Picasso – the Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY – and tweaked the rest of the range to be Euro 5 compliant
As we said only yesterday when we reported on the Peugeot 207 Sportium, the last quarter of the year is a difficult time for car makers, coming as it does between the new plate in September and the New Year in January. So the tried and tested formula for sales at this time of the year is the limited edition. Which is why we get the Citroen C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY (it’s Citroen’s shouty capitals, not ours).
The the C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY is based on the VTR+ and get a 1.6 litre HDI diesel lump. It’s a stretch for the imagination, but Citroen has decided the C3 Picasso BLACKCHERRY should get a gloss black and cherry red paint job. It also gets a gloss black interior, together with 17″ cherry red, diamond-tipped alloys.
Extra kit includes AirCon, Cruise, electric windows, Citroen’s Connecting Box (which gives USB and Bluetooth connectivity). The Citroen 1.6HDi 90hp BLACKCHERRY costs £15,195.
With Euro 5 kicking in at the start of January the C3 Picasso gets a new Euro 5 compliant 110bhp HDI lump with a six-speed ‘box. The new engine manages to average 59mpg with 125g/km CO2. The rest of the C3 Picasso’s engines get tweaked to comply with Euro 5.
Citroen has also fitted low rolling resistance tyres across the range in a nod to all things eco and the Connecting Box now gets added to VTR+ and Exclusive trim levels as well as the BLACKCHERRY.
Nothing to get excited about – just a limited edition to move some metal and tweaks to keep the C3 Picasso Euro-legal.
Citroen C3 Picasso Models and Prices
Fuel Economy (mpg)
|‘On The Road’|
|1.4 VTi 95hp VT||149||44.1||£12,695.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp VT||119||61.4||£13,795.00|
|1.4 VTi 95hp VTR+||149||44.1||£13,795.00|
|1.6 VTi 120hp VTR+||159||40.9||£14,545.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp VTR+||119||61.4||£14,895.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp BLACKCHERRY||119||61.4||£15,195.00|
|1.4 VTi 95hp Exclusive||149||44.1||£14,895.00|
|1.6 VTi 120hp Exclusive||159||40.9||£15,645.00|
|1.6HDi 90hp Exclusive||119||61.4||£15,995.00|
|1.6HDi 110hp Exclusive||125||58.8||£16,795.00|