The 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso will share its platform and body with the upcoming Opel Meriva. The two cars are part of a partnership between PSA Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors, which will also lead to a joint production process of the same models. Initially, the plan was to make multiple cars on shared platforms, but the two partners limited the agreement to only a few models.
The most interesting fact about the new "twins" is that their automakers will each use different engines. Instead of a range of power plants from a single brand, each of the models will come with engines from the brand that will be on the badge on the front grille.
The decision might seem unusual, but it comes to the benefit of consumers, as both companies will strive to provide the best figures on the same platform, but with different engines.
The prototype seen in the photo gallery was spotted by the photographers of CarPix, which caught the car as it was leaving a facility of the French automaker. As you can observe, it still comes with plenty of camouflage, and the new design direction is evident. Unlike the previous prototype of the C3 Picasso, this model does not have a sunroof.
However, the car looks as close to production specification as possible. Citroen has fitted it with stock alloy rims, and the shape of the headlamps and rear lights appears to be production ready. We expect to more of the 2017 C3 Picasso in prototype form, but we can only hope it will drop some more camouflage soon.