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1999 Citroen Xsara (Picasso Car)
DescriptionThe Xsara Picasso was Citroën's answer to the enormously popular compact MPV Renault Scénic when it went on sale late in 1999. The rear seats could be removed to create extensive stowage space. It soon became the bestselling multi-purpose vehicle in France, Great Britain, and most of the rest of Europe. The Xsara Picasso is also built in Brazil for the Latin American market since 2001, where it is the top selling car in its class. In early 2003 the Xsara Picasso in the UK was given a 2.0i 16v engine with a 4 speed Automatic gear box (the Picasso was only available with manual transmission for the first 3 years of production). In August 2006, Citroën unveiled the new seven-seater C4 Picasso, based on the Citroën C4, but it was announced that the Xsara Picasso will remain on sale till the five-seater C4 Picasso is available.