11.2.2013 Citroen to debut 98g/km MPV at Geneva
Citroen is set to reveal a new concept compact MPV model at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The concept will offer features that will indicate the future of Citroen MPVs.
The Technospace Concept model will form the basis structure of Citroen’s new C4 icasso, which will go on sale in the UK later in this year.
Citroen has already become well established as a popular and reliable builder of MPV models – they have been successful with the Xsara Picasso, C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso and the C3 Picasso, placing them as leaders in this sector. Since 1999, Citroen has sold almost 3 million Picassos.
Citroen have lately faced more fierce competition from rival car makers in the MPV market sector, with manufacturers such as Ford, SEAT and Nissan introducing similar models. Citroen has aimed to tackle this by maintaining high quality in their new designs, and increasing vehicle efficiency to keep the cost of motoring in a Citroen as low as possible.
Citroen has focused on light-weighting as much as possible in the car's design, and several other refinements has meant that the CO2 emissions in the new model will be as low as 98 g/km – particularly impressive for an MPV of this size. Citroen's new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), which features efficient architectural designs and minimises weight has been largely responsible to the lower CO2 figure.
The Technospace Concept will be equipped with a good selection of technologies and gadgets. A 12 inch touch screen driving interface is intended, amongst a range of other high tech offerings.
The new model will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be running from 7th to 17th March 2013.
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