Citroën: Goodbye to the last minibus

the end of the era The next exit from the scene of the accident Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer (in the pictures) only confirms that the classic minivan, which has been very popular since the 80s, no longer responds to the tastes of European motorists. Their place has been taken, to a large extent, by SUVs and, to a lesser extent, by various spaces made of commercial vehicles (eg Volkswagen Caddy, Renault Kangoo, etc.). In fact, in the Citroen range you can find three variants of the Grand C4 Space Tourer, and C5 AircrossThe C5 X and the eSpacetourer.

From Picasso to the Grand C4 SpaceTourer – In 2006, at the Paris Motor Show that year, the painting debuted C4 Picassoa model that supports Xsara Picasso Which is placed a step higher than the last. In the year following its debut, the car reached its peak sales with 215,000 units sold, and, until the entry into the current generation (which occurred in 2013), reached 891,000 units delivered in 7 years. But in 2013, the new car entered the scene Citroen C4 Picasso (also with both 5- and 7-seat configurations), then becoming what we know today as Grand C4 SpaceTourer (only in the 7-seater version) in 2019, which reached a number of sales equal to 732,000 units in 2013-2019.

A history spanning more than thirty years – From one Citroen to mini fan It was a love that lasted nearly thirty years: it was in 1994 when he debuted in the category withevade (ie the “sister” of the Fiat Ulysses) and was then replaced in 2022 by c 8 (She remained in range until 2014). At the same time, back in the 90s, there was the release of the Xsara Picasso, which was produced from 1999 to 2012 and amounted to 1.76 million units sold. Also part of this segment of cars is the smaller C3 Picasso (657,807 models sold) launched in 2009, and dropped off the scene in 2019 after a 10-year run.

The last thing left – The Citroen As mentioned that Grand C4 SpaceTourer will be thelast of its kindIn fact, he confirmed that the characteristics of this car can be found in the C5 X and C5 Aircross. With the farewell of the French minivan, the choice in the European market for this type of car has also become poor: for example, Volkswagen Touran, Ford Galaxy, S-Max, Renault Scenic and Espace, but these are models of the renewal that is not yet expected, which heralds the end of the class.

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