The Citroen Xsara Picasso was a five-door people-carrier that was launched in 2000. It stayed on sale in the UK until 2009, with a minor revamp in 2004. This is a popular front-engine, front-wheel drive MPV with lots of style, fun and practicality built into the design.
When it was launched, the Picasso could be specified with a 2L diesel engine that it shared with the Xsara saloon. An acclaimed powerful and economical 1.6L diesel engine was added to the range as part of the 2004 revamp. The final engine count was two 1.6L diesels - 92bhp and 110bhp - and a 90bhp 2L.
The range has also been judged one of the most reliable MPVs to buy used. The Xsara Picasso is certainly spacious and well-equipped. It has a commanding driving position and the passengers benefit from big, low slung windows creating a light and airy atmosphere inside.
There are two seats in the front and three full-sized seats in the back, with plenty of head and leg room to cope with three adults sitting side-by-side. The seats all fold and are light too, which makes it easy to remove them all if you really need to use the Xsara for heavy duty transportation.
You can find a great choice of used Xsara Picassos on Motors.co.uk.