The current Citroën C3 Picasso has been on sale since 2008, so it comes as no surprise the French are getting ready for an all-new model.

The current Citroën C3 Picasso has been on sale since 2008, so it comes as no surprise the French are getting ready for an all-new model.

PSA’s petite MPV is about to receive a new generation and by the looks of it the design is about to go through some extensive changes. The new one will look funkier and chances are it will have a lot in common with its bigger brother, the C4 Picasso. The latter stands out in its segment thanks to a bold design and we expect the same thing to happen with the C3 Picasso.

It remains to be seen whether Citroën will install those air bumps as seen in the C4 Cactus, but it could actually happen judging by that extra camouflage on the sides of this prototype. In addition, we heard Citroën saying a while back that it wants to put those air-filled plastic panels on more models, so the new C3 Picasso is likely a candidate.

As far as the technical platform is concerned, it will share its underpinnings with the Peugeot 208 supermini and the upcoming third-gen Opel Meriva. The engine lineup will consist of PSA’s turbocharged three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines teamed up with six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes. On the other hand, the Meriva is expected to source its engines from the latest Opel Astra.

Expect to see the all-new Citroën C3 Picasso make its official public debut at the beginning of October during the Paris Motor Show before going on sale in Europe shortly thereafter.

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