French imports Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer and Peugeot 3008 crossover upgraded with 1.2-litre engine

The seven-seater Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer 1.2 is a spacious and well-equipped MPV.
The seven-seater Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer 1.2 is a spacious and well-equipped MPV.ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR

In 2018, French carmaker PSA unveiled an improved 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is said to cut consumption and increase power output. It has since been transplanted into two French imports - the Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer MPV and Peugeot 3008 crossover. The Straits Times takes them for a spin

The Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer feels like it has been around in Singapore for a long time. The last time The Straits Times reviewed the car was five years ago, in July 2015.

The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was launched here in April 2014 with two 1.6-litre turbocharged power plants - a diesel and petrol engine. It won drivers over with its modern styling, futuristic cabin and clever use of space.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2020, with the headline 'French finesse'. Print Edition | Subscribe