The three new Xsara Picasso VTX models available now include a 1.6i 16V petrol version priced at £11,250, a 92bhp 1.6HDi diesel at £11,650 and a 2.0i 16V Automatic for £13,150.
They feature metallic paint, 15-inch alloys, cruise control, electric rear windows and a new interior trim, compared to the Desire versions on which they are based.
Standard equipment includes driver, front passenger and lateral airbags, air conditioning, ABS with EBD, remote central locking, front folding armrests, electric heated door mirrors, RDS stereo radio/CD player with steering mounted controls and Citroen’s ‘Modubox’ folding trolley.
Drivers will receive a reduction in Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) taxation, thanks to the model’s price and CO2 emissions. For a 40% tax paying company car driver this equates to a BIK reduction of more than £700 over a three year period compared to the equivalent Desire model.
In addition, the reduction in the VTX’s BIK value means that employer’s National Insurance Contribution (NIC) payments are reduced by up to £228 per car over three years.