It has been forecast that Citroen’s C4 Picasso will be a market leader for the retention of value.
Residual forecasting tool CAP Monitor has predicted that the new C4 Picasso five-seat and Grand C4 Picasso seven-seat models will command used prices up to 27 per cent higher than similarly priced competitors after 60,000 miles or three years of ownership.
Over this period, the C4 Picasso 1.6 variant will retain 36.7 per cent of its worth, according to CAP Monitor, compared to 31.4 per cent for the Ford C-Max Zetec and 29.6 per cent for the Renault Scenic Dynamique.
The Grand C4 Picasso is expected to hold even more value â€“ 37.5 per cent â€“ slightly ahead of the VW Touran (37 per cent), the Ford S-Max (35.5 per cent), the Vauxhall Zafira (30.4 per cent) and the Renault Grand Scenic (28.2 per cent).
Jeff Knight, forecasting manager for CAP Monitor, said: "The new Citroen C4 Picassos are strikingly different from their rivals and raise the bar in the compact MPV sector in so many ways.
"We were particularly impressed by the functionality of the innovative seating, the range of new and unique features available and the stylish design, all of which help them stand out from their competitors."