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Citroën Technospace concept

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Citroën has revealed its new Technospace concept ahead of Geneva, which previews the new C4 Picasso.

The compact MPV concept – which measures in at 4,430mm long, 1,830mm wide and 1,610mm high – debuts next month in Geneva and appears to be a near-production version of the next C4 Picasso, with Citroën confirming it will be on sale by the end of the year.

In comparison to the outgoing C4 Picasso, it shares some recognizable characteristics like the large windshield curving into the roof, together with the four-light greenhouse with blacked-out pillars. It means the new model's silhouette will be familiar, yet we're interested to see the car in the metal, as it's dimensionally more petite than the car it replaces, with noticeably reduced overhangs lending the Technospace a compact appearance. Perhaps most significantly, it appears that the model has moved towards more of a two-box format, with a much more notable cowl-point inflection at the base of the screen than the outgoing model.

The DRG retains the carmaker's familiar grille graphic but moves away from the pervious car's bulbous headlamps, to much slimmer, horizontally-orientated, double-stacked units. The split A-pillars – a Picasso design signature – are retained to improve visibility, while a pronounced character line stretches from behind the headlamps to the rear lamps, which are inspired by Citroën's recent concepts.

Although interior pictures haven't been released yet, Citroën tells us that we can expect to see a number of new technologies, including a high-definition (and segment-leading in size) 12-inch touchscreen driving interface.

Gallery: Citroën Technospace