Special edition Citroen on sale

French car manufacturer Citroen has unveiled a new high-tech special edition car for the New Year in its C3 Picasso range.

The C3 Picasso Code includes a fashionable "Look Pack", which outfits the vehicle with a special paint job, unique wheels and stylish chrome detailing. Owners can chose from four body colours, Polar White, Cherry Red, Belle Ile Blue and Thorium Grey. The different packs can then be mixed and matched to create a bespoke vehicle tailored to the customer.

The C3 Picasso Code replaces the Blackcherry special edition and is based on the popular HDi 90 manual VTR+ version of the Picasso range. The new model's diesel engine runs at an impressive 61.4mpg and is eligible for free Vehicle Excise Duty for the first year due to its low CO2 emissions, allowing the savings to be used to protect your new car with car insurance and comprehensive breakdown cover.

Priced at £15,695, the new C3 Picasso Code is on sale at £300 more than the HDi 90 manual VTR+ on which it is based but which lacks all the added equipment found in the Picasso Code.

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