The Alliance PSA-GM has already put two models, completely new on the street, the Peugeot 3008 and 5008, and in a few months will present the Opel Grandland X, cousin brother of the SUV brand of the lion.
Are coming the relay of the Citroën C4 Picasso and C4 Grand Picasso that could be delayed a further year until well into 2018. For all we know, the last recent changes in the two models have enabled the sales of both to continue at a good pace and Citroën could lengthen a little more the shelf life of these models.
With a certain resistance to admit that the segment mpvs lose market share in front of the SUV, they know that their offer of models with this body is limited to the C4 Aircross, which, in addition, needs a deep renovation, but the competing brands still maintained a minivan in its range of products, the case of the Volkswagen Touran or the new Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic.
Citroën C4 Picasso Cross in the crossfire
In this frame of mind, and while preparing the releases of the mpvs compact Picasso, Citroën deck to extend the commercial life with a special version of type Cross for the C4 Picasso. A small increase in the free height to the soil, and some protections of plastic all around the body next to a few bars of roof, will be the elements that will differ from the regular versions.
The Geneva motor show could be the event in which will present this model, which would be offered only with the versions diesel BlueHDi 120 HP and 150 HP and only with front-wheel-drive equipped with the Grip Control system that offers five operating modes (Auto, Off, Snow, Sand and Off-Road) in function of the type of road and condition of traffic.
the right Decision or not, it’s time that the Volkswagen golf vi is left to offer, leaving the total traction for your SUV star, the Volkswagen Tiguan and, at the same time, it is expected that some rival brands also offer a minivan with the appearance of a jacket but without the fitness of the SUV, although it may be that for the model of the double chevron is a little late.