Automotoportal  

 

Experts help Citroen hit the competition for six

Experts help Citroen hit the competition for six  
Filed under:
News, CitroŽn
on 06/18/2007

Source: Citroen

CitroŽn continues to win plaudits from motor industry experts with the presentation of six new honours, half of which have gone to the new Grand C4 Picasso compact MPV, by two specialist publications Ė What Diesel Car? and Fleet World. In the UK, diesel sales have grown to account for some 40% of all vehicles sold. Since the launch of the 7-seat Grand C4 Picasso and 5-seat C4 Picasso earlier this year, three-quarters of the 6,000 models registered have been equipped with a diesel engine.


Recognising CitroŽnís development of ultra-economical, clean powerplants in this growing sector, What Diesel Car? magazine has awarded the Company a hat-trick of honours in their 2007 Awards, including the overall Car of the Year title. This coveted award went to the groundbreaking Grand C4 Picasso, which was also named Best MPV, while judges chose the C1 city car as their Best Budget Car.

On announcing its Car of the Year, What Diesel Car? commented: ďCitroŽnís Grand C4 Picasso is a work of art, with plenty of space, pace and a space-age face. With clever technology it will even pick out a parking space for you. A well-deserved winner, miles ahead of the competition in terms of good-value, attention to detail, and dynamic design.Ē

The versatile Grand C4 Picasso also outshone its rivals at the 2007 Fleet World Awards to collect the Design of the Year title. The 1.6HDi engine, found in CitroŽnís Berlingo and Dispatch, received the accolade of Best Engine from sister publication Van Fleet World, which also gave its Editorís Award to the successful, long-running CitroŽn/Peugeot/Fiat joint venture, that has seen the introduction of a whole range of agile light panel vans.

Around two thirds of all the Grand C4 Picasso and C4 Picasso compact MPVs sold so far have gone to business customers, helping increase CitroŽnís presence in the fleet market.



Your Comments

 
 
   
 

Related articles


One - two finish for new Citroen C4 WRC on its debut in Monte Carlo

7 years 2 months ago

New five seat CitroŽn C4 Picasso

7 years 3 months ago

Strictly C4 dancing - Citroen at the MPH Show

7 years 6 months ago

 
 

Latest headlines

 
 

Previous articles


New twin-turbo diesel models reinforce Citroen C5 and C6 line-ups

6 years 10 months ago

Citroen gives young drivers a sporting chance of owning a new C2

6 years 10 months ago

CitroŽn Ė the green manufacturer with green fingers

6 years 10 months ago