Citroën’s new C3 Picasso MPV has been named ‘Family Car of the Year’ at the 2008 Top Gear Awards, even though the small MPV has yet to go on sale in the UK.
Top Gear Magazine said; “This is what Citroën does best: small, utilitarian and funky…As functionally beautiful as Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone. This is what a 21st century family car should look like."
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Adding to Citroën’s success, Gilles Vidal, Head of Advanced Design and Sébastien Loeb, five-time WRC Champion, were both honoured in Top Gear’s Men of the Year category.
Michael Harvey, Top Gear magazine’s Editorial Director says: “Sometimes you have to take a punt. We don't yet know the C3 Picasso as well as we'd like, but we're absolutely looking forward to getting to know it better. For innovative design and compelling execution it’s unbeaten in the last 12 months and that’s why it has got this award."
Xavier Duchemin, Managing Director of Citroën UK, commented; “For the C3 Picasso to be winning UK awards even before it’s been launched is a delight and an honour. This is a fantastic recognition of Citroën’s efforts in designing cars that are both future thinking and right for the current market."