Citroen Picasso draws praise from used car value forecaster

Used car forecaster Cap Monitor has predicted that the new Citroen C3 Picasso will have best in class second-hand values.

The news is likely to mean that the car will attract even more interest when it goes on sale on April 9th.

Cap looked at the 1.6HDi VTR+ model to estimate how much it would be worth after three years on the road and 60,000 miles under its belt.

It drew the conclusion that the vehicle would retain an impressive 37.17 per cent of its value, which would make it "some ten per cent better than competitor models".

Citroen cars have a reputation for holding on to their value. The Citroen C1 was named as the second slowest depreciating car of 2008 recently by EurotaxGlass.

Now the C3 Picasso looks set to further enhance the company’s profile; the fact that it has already won an award as Top Gear’s Family Car of the Year will be seen as a sign that it is set to be a major player in the market.

The men behind the design of the C3 are Donato Coco and Jean-Pierre Ploue – the brains responsible for the Renault Twingo.

Written by Trevor Coffee

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