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Citroen Xsara Picasso
You can find 15 different trims for the Citroen Xsara Picasso and their corresponding recommended oil type.
The years available stretch from 1999 through to 2011 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.
Sharing its name with the popular 1900’s surrealist artist Picasso, this multi-purpose vehicle was sold under the Citroen badge (a French manufacturer) as a 5-seat, 5-door compact vehicle.
Initially, just two trim levels were created, the LX and the SX both of which went on to be renamed VTR and Exclusive, with a third option ‘Desire’ joining the lineup.
The top-end models were fitted with an electrically retracting glass roof.
Citroen worked hard on making this vehicle as flexible and family-friendly as possible, a popular feature lay in the form of the folding tables fitted to the back of the front seat. These were designed as food trays, found on an airplane, as were static versions on the back seat at the rear. These rear seats could be fully removed to allow for greater storage, and when removed, the Xsara Picasso could carry loads akin to a small van.
Three petrol engines were available with just one 2-liter diesel, all of which, predictably, were shared with the Citroen Xsara; the latter was a much lower vehicle that had similar front-end styling.
Voted the most popular MPV in the UK by Autotrader, the Xsara Picasso was praised for its practicality and affordability, and all models were manufactured and produced at the PSA Plant in Vigo, Spain (a factory made use of by both Peugeot and Renault).
This Xsara Picasso saw some controversy over its name, it was used as a large part of the advertising campaign with machines spraying recognizable pieces of artwork all over the bodywork only to remove all before production ended and neatly signing ‘Picasso’ on the badge. Although the name was legally acquired from the Picasso estate, Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter was unhappy that his name should be used so frivolously and so tried to sue for the rights of use.