Exclusive: the new Citroën C3 Picasso based on the Vauxhall Meriva

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Here are the first images of the replacement for the Citroën C3 Picasso, taken during testing by one of our photographers. It appears to be based on the same platform as the Vauxhall Meriva.

Aside from the structure, these two models may also share certain body panels, although the key areas, such as the front and back, show a more brand-specific identity. On this prototype you can also make out the two-part headlights which are typical of the Citroën Picasso and Grand Picasso.

Under the bonnet, Citroën has gone it alone and offers its own engines. The engines are said to range from a three-cylinder turbo petrol engine to a 1.6L BlueHDI diesel.

What are you expecting from the new Citroën C3 Picasso?