Citroen Xsara Picasso from Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroen (DPCA)

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The Xsara Picasso is a small MPV launched at the 1998 Paris motor show and released in France in 1999. In China, the joint venture of Dongfeng-PSA (or DPCA) started volume production of the five-seater in Wuhan, Hubei, in September 2001 (trial production was carried out in 2000) and put it on sale the next month. In the first two years only one petrol engine option was offered, a 65kW 1.6 liter (TU5JP). It was replaced two petrol 2.0L engines in 2003/2004 of 85kW and 99kW(PSA RFM 10LH18 and PSA RFN 10LH46). A major powertrain upgrade was made for the 2007 model as a new 1.6L engine was employed. No diesel versions have been provided for the Chinese market.

Monthly sales of the Citroen van rarely exceeded 1,000 in the ten years when the car was produced in China. To stimulate demand DPCA lowered the car’s prices from 184,800–209,800 Yuan in 2004 to 125,800–157,800 Yuan in 2007, and yet consumers continued to see it as an impractical choice.

2010 Citroen New Xsara Picasso from DPCA 1.6MT 2.0AT
Price: MSRP (Yuan) 125,800 153,800
Powertrain  
Engine 1.6L L4 16V DOHC 2.0L L4 16V DOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
78/5750 99/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
142/4000 190/4100
Transmission
5MT 4 AMT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/disc
Steering
Hydraulic power
Fuel & Emissions  
Fuel Economy (L/100km at 90km/h)
6.8
Tank Capacity (L)
55
Emission Level
China IV
Dimensions  
Overall Length (mm)
4287
Overall Width (mm)
1751
Overall Height (mm)
1642
Wheelbase (mm)
2760
Cargo Volume (L)
550
Curb Weight (kg) 1315 1345
  1.6MT 2.0AT
Exterior  
Tires
185/65R15
Power Sunroof O O
Panorama Sunroof N S
"Follow me home" Headlights S S
Interior  
Power Windows S S
Power Door Locks S S
Rear Window Defroster S S
Leather Seats N S
Number of Speakers 6 6
Radio/MP3/CD Player S S
  1.6MT 2.0AT
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S
Front Seatbelt Pretensioners S S
ABS, EBD S S
Anti-theft System S S
Remote Key S S
Parking Radar N S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available