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New Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer review

New Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer

The C4 SpaceTourer and Grand C4 SpaceTourer have now taken onboard the 'SpaceTourer' nomenclature to unify the Citroën MPV range. To clear up any potential confusion, SpaceTourer is effectively the replacement name for what's been known for such a long time up until now as the Picasso. This lets Citroën present a new global lineup of three MPVs; the five-seat C4 SpaceTourer, the seven-seat Grand C4 SpaceTourer, and the original SpaceTourer that can be configured for 5 to 9-seats.

New for this year

As well as a change of name, this year sees the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer benefitting from the addition of a raft of new safety features. Top-specification Flair models get the new safety pack as part of standard equipment, which includes the likes of a driver attention alert, sign recognition and active safety brake.

Styling

Styling is rarely the main priority for designers when coming up with a new seven-seat MPV, but the good folks at Citroën have done a very good job with this one. It's very contemporary, slightly premium-looking and very Citroën. Like cars, MPVs are not finding the market particularly welcoming these days as SUVs continue to dominate, but there's little dispute about the Grand C4 SpaceTourer being the most attractive to look at of its kind at the moment.

Interior

If the exterior of the Citroën is contemporary, the interior is positively futuristic. It's every bit as stylish on the inside as it is on the outside, but this isn’t an exercise in style over substance. Although there is a lot of attractive styling involved, every aspect of the cabin seems to have been given very serious consideration to make sure it's as functional and practical as possible too. While a lot of the Grand C4 SpaceTourer rivals still like to go with lots of hard buttons and switches, the Citroën relies more on a large central touchscreen found in the middle of a very attractive two-tone dashboard for operating the onboard systems.

Practicality

All the practicality boxes that need to be checked to make an MPV all it should be have been taken well care of here. All seven-seats are large enough for adults, even those in the third-row, and the boot is almost big enough to live in. There's lots of leg and headroom for everyone, and getting in and out is as easy as you could hope for it to be. There's a good amount of flexibility with the seating.

Performance

There are a grand total of four engines to choose from in the Grand C4 SpaceTourer lineup at the moment, which are four diesels and a single petrol option. If the majority of your time will be spent in and around town, the 130 horsepower 1.2-litre petrol is well worth considering. But if a lot of time is going to be spent on the open road or motorway, or if you plan to carry a full load of people and cargo on a regular basis, one of the three diesels is probably the way to go.

The three diesels are two versions of a 1.6-litre unit with 100 and 120 horsepower, both of which are perfectly capable and pretty economical to run. The smoothest and most powerful option, and inevitably also the best option, is the top of the range 150 horsepower 2.0-litre diesel.

For more information and to arrange a test drive in the latest Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer to experience it for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right away here at Sportif Citroën.

New Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer

Source: https://www.citroen.co.uk/new-cars-and-vans/citroen-range/citroen-grand-c4-spacetourer#sticky


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