CITROEN

CITROEN GRAND C4 SPACETOURER ESTATE 1.2 PureTech 130 Shine 5dr EAT8

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph10s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2151 g/km

PRACTICAL MAGIC

Introduction

Citroen's Grand C4 Space Tourer could well be just what modern families are looking for, even if they don't have hoards of kids. June Neary reports.

Will It Suit Me?

Manufacturers of small MPVs whose interiors can only seat five people often tell me that this is all that many buyers really want. And until I tried Citroen's Grand C4 Space Tourer recently, I must admit, I tended to agree. After all, I don't have four children or hoards of elderly relatives. But I do need seven seats as it turns out. Living with a car like this opens up all kinds of possibilities. You find yourself offering lifts to people: agreeing to be the non-drinking party-goer. Suggesting the kids invite their friends around for sleep-overs. The fact that this flexibility is possible in a car without van-like styling and with a relatively affordable price-tag is good news for me.

Practicalities

There's no doubt that the Grand C4 Space Tourer utilises its available space very well. That wheel at each corner stance doesn't just look good, it also maximises space for the all important passenger cell. There are always going to be compromises involved in packaging three rows of seats into a car that's still relatively compact but this Citroen minimises them pretty effectively, with clever interior packaging that designer Frederic Soubirou is clearly proud of. I liked the optional lounge-style front passenger seat that features an extendable footrest and massage function. On a more practical note, you get up to 793-litres of bootspace when the third row of seats is pushed into the floor, a total that can rise as high as 2,181-litres with the middle row also folded. Those middle row seats can be slid back and forth, reclined or folded flat independently of one another. What's more, the floor is devoid of a raised tunnel, aiding utility still further. The side windows do angle in fairly sharply which can make taller rear seat passengers feel a little pinched - and the rearmost pews are really only suitable for kids. Other than that it's hard to find fault. Materials quality in the cabin is smart, with classy metal finishes and simple yet effective ergonomics, something we have rarely been able to say of previous Citroens. Many customers will be swayed by a showroom demonstration of how easy or otherwise the seats are to fold and the Grand C4 Space Tourer scores in this department too. The second and third rows of chairs can be folded away under the floor without the need to remove the headrests: the result is a flat surface that's ideal for loading. The whole design is a good deal more intuitive than the system used on the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer. Access to the back seats is good as well. Press a control on the edge of the outer middle seat and the seat cushion flips up to the seat back, the seat then slides against the back of the one in front. No more clambering with muddy feet over the middle row of seats or tearing the pockets off your trousers trying to lever yourself through a minuscule gap.

Behind the Wheel

Although the Grand C4 Space Tourer's athletic stance is the first thing to catch your eye, the second is the wide-angle panoramic windscreen that rises up and over the front seat occupants, doubling vertical visibility in the front to seventy degrees compared to 35 degrees in a standard MPV. The effect is just stunning, the sheer acreage of glass in front of the driver being at first a little unnerving. One of my colleagues described the feeling behind the wheel as like being in the cockpit of a jet fighter. Citroen's designers have slimmed down the windscreen pillars and through this, the effect of airiness and front visibility has been increased still further. It's not just a styling affect either, the added field of view making it easier to spot motorbikes, cycles and pedestrians coming while preventing the usual craned neck when negotiating small roundabouts. The engine choice is naturally weighted towards diesels because that's what Citroen does very well and it's also what British customers expect to buy. The 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 will be the big seller. There's also a pokier auto-only 2.0-litre BlueHDi 160 diesel option too. Petrol customers get a PureTech 130 entry-level unit with manual or EAT8 auto transmission.

Value For Money

Prices of course, mimic those of obvious Renault Grand Scenic-class mini-MPV 7-seat rivals - expect to pay from around £24,000, with the figure beyond that depending on your choice of engine or trim level. Even entry-level Grand C4 Space Tourers are fitted as standard with alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a six-speaker stereo with a USB socket. Range-topping models get features such as adaptive cruise control and the rather lovely lounge-style front passenger seats. It's just like being in a TGV. Except slower and without French school kids constantly running past. New media developments include a Citroen Connect radio that includes Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone connectivity. And a 'Citroen Connect Nav' system with connected services that can tell you everything from weather forecasts to local parking and fuel station info. These functions, like many others in the cabin, are marshalled by the big touch screen display. We know some of you prefer the tactility of a switch or button and there are occasions when the Grand C4 Space Tourer's screen demands your attention for longer than is ideal, such as when adjusting the cabin temperature settings, which will require you to navigate away from, say, the sat nav or stereo functions and find the ventilation screen. Yes, it helps clean up the fascia but at some cost to actual everyday utility.

Could I Live With One?

As I've already said, the seven-seat practicality allied to striking design and affordable pricing sold this Citroen to me. Were I looking to buy in this sector, I'd feel that I couldn't afford to ignore it.

  • Rear wiper
  • Windows total closure mode
  • Dark tinted side windows and rear windscreen
  • Front and rear electric windows with anti pinch and one touch operation
  • Panoramic athermal windscreen with sliding interior sun blinds

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with intelligent traction control (auto re-activation 30mph+)
  • Hill start assist function
  • Active safety brake
  • ABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency braking assistance
  • Automatic electronic parking brake

  • Front and rear floor mats

  • Active cruise control with speed limiter and braking function
  • Park assist and blind spot monitoring (with LED alert on door mirrors)
  • Speed limit recognition system
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Find my car feature
  • Active lane departure warning system
  • Coffee Break Alert
  • Variable assistance power steering
  • Reversing camera
  • Front parking sensor
  • Forward collision warning
  • Rear parking sensors

  • 7" Touch drive interface
  • Citroen connect box emergency assist system
  • Service indicator
  • Audible lights on warning
  • Trip computer
  • 12" Panoramic HD central display
  • Citroen connect nav with speed cam and danger zones alert
  • Mirror screen with Apple CarPlay and Android auto

  • Onyx black electrically heated, folding and reverse dipping door mirrors with LED courtesy light
  • Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror

  • Aluminium dashboard trim and air vent surrounds

  • RDS radio with 6 speakers and Aux socket
  • Bluetooth hands free and media streaming with USB socket
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • DAB Digital radio

  • Chrome lower front bumper insert
  • Panoramic glass sunroof with dark tinted glass/electric sunblind
  • Aluminium side profile with integrated roof bars
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour painted door handles
  • Foot operated motorised tailgate
  • Aluminium front sill scuff protectors

  • Automatic lights and windscreen wipers
  • LED front indicators
  • Rear fog lights
  • Front fog lights
  • 3D effect LED rear lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High level LED brake light
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Double xenon headlights
  • Intelligent beam headlights

  • Air vents for row 2 rear seat passengers
  • Automatic digital dual zone air conditioning

  • 12 volt accessory power socket in central storage compartment
  • Fabric load cover (parcel shelf)
  • Fold-down aircraft style tray tables (integrated into back of front seats)
  • Removable centre storage box with sliding lid
  • Integrated retractable rear side window sun blinds
  • Rear underfloor storage [row 2]
  • Child observation mirror
  • Cup holders
  • 8 lashing eyes in boot
  • Front door pockets
  • Illuminated and ventilated glove box
  • Storage under driver's seat
  • Additional 12 volt sockets in boot
  • Illuminated central storage compartment (housing USB and 12 volt connection)
  • Height and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with control zones

  • Boot light
  • Front and rear courtesy reading lights
  • Black panel on/off instrument lighting
  • Dimmable interior mood lighting

  • Driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbags
  • Unfastened seatbelt visual warning system on all seats + audible warning for driver/front passenger (front passenger presence detection)
  • Front inertia reel seatbelt with pre-tensioners and force limiters
  • Tyre under inflation indicator
  • Five 3 point inertia reel seat belts
  • Mono-tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch

  • Height/tilt adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable front passenger seat
  • Driver and front passenger seats adjustable armrests
  • Three individual full size seats with adjustable recline angle and retractable headrests in row 2
  • Seats with individual sliding fore/after adjustment in row 2
  • Three ISOFIX mounting points with top tether on all row 2 rear seats
  • Two individual seats with retractable headrests in row 3

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors

  • 17" Shamal diamond cut alloy wheels

  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 153
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 172
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 151

  • Engine Code: EB2ADTS
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90.5
  • CC: 1199

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 33.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 32.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 45.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 39
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 53.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 43.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 44.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 34.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 45.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 37.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 8.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 7.6

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 25E
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 130
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: Shine
  • Coin Description: PureTech 130
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 96
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 170
  • Engine Torque - NM: 230
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Power - BHP: 131
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10
  • Top Speed: 124
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 23.5

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: SHAMAL DIAMOND CUT
  • Tyre Size Rear: 205/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 205/55 R17

  • Width (including mirrors): 2117
  • Height: 1638
  • Height (including roof rails): 1644
  • Length: 4602
  • Width: 1826
  • Wheelbase: 2840

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1404
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2130
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 55
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 165
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1150
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 680
  • Max. Loading Weight: 726
  • Max. Roof Load: 70
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 2181
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4

  • Vision 360 degree assist: £150

  • Metallic paint: £545
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Special solid paint: £520

  • Full nappa leather upholstery with dune beige ambience: £2,000
  • Ondulice cloth/leather upholstery with hype grey ambience: Included

  • Metallic - Alchemy blue: £545
  • Metallic - Cumulus grey: £545
  • Metallic - Soft sand: £545
  • Metallic - Ruby red: £545
  • Metallic - Platinum grey: £545

  • Solid - Onyx Black: £0

  • Special solid - Polar white: £520

  • Front passengers seat relax function with electric footrest, massage plus extra support headrest: £0
  • Massage and lumbar function for driver and front passenger: £0
  • Front headrests: Included
  • Driver and front passenger seat with lumbar support, massage funtion with extra comfort headrests and flat folding front passenger seat: £150
  • Front passengers seat flat folding: £0

  • Detachable towbar: £450

  • Full nappa leather - Dune beige/black with dune beige ambience: £2,000

  • Ondulice cloth/leather - Black with hype grey ambience: £0

  • Compressor with puncture repair kit: Included
  • Space saver spare wheel: £100

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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