Citro├źn has announced that it will present a facelifted version of its four-year old C3 Picasso people hauler at the Paris Motor Show next week.
Aesthetically, the changes carried out to the C3 Picasso are quite minor and are mostly limited to a new front end which puts the small van in line with Citro├źn's current design language.┬á It gains a new piece of chrome trim that incorporates the French brand's trademarked double chevron logo, a new radiator grille with honeycomb-shaped openings and optional LED daytime running lights. ┬áNew wheel designs and new exterior colors are also part of the package.
On the inside, the revamped C3 Picasso is available with Citro├źn's eMyWay infotainment system which consists of a Bluetooth connectivity system, a USB port to connect smartphones and mp3 devices as well as satellite navigation. ┬áA touch screen is not available so the infotainment system is controlled with regular old-fashioned buttons.
Citro├źn did not release any technical details about the 2013 C3 Picasso but rumors circulating around the French media indicate that it will be offered with PSA Peugeot-Citro├źn's all-new 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine.┬á Fitted with a turbocharger to compensate for its small size, the downsized mill sends 82 horsepower and 87 lb-ft. of torque to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
After greeting the show-going public in Paris, the updated 2013 C3 Picasso will go on sale across Europe in January of next year.┬á Pricing information will be released closer to the car's launch.