What strikes you first – just as it does in its bigger C4 Picasso brother – is the airiness of the cabin created by a glasshouse unrivalled by any car in its class.
There is an outstanding amount of room here, enough for Citroën to claim that the C3 Picasso is the most spacious car in its sector, rivalling some in the class above. It withstands scrutiny, too: rear head and leg room are exceptional, while the boot is not only large but also ideally proportioned and has a moveable floor that can be deployed either for maximum space or to provide sizeable secure underfloor storage.
There aren’t many gimmicks in here – you’ll need to buy the C3 Picasso in Platinum trim if you want airline-style tables in the back or a fully folding front passenger seat – but the fundamentals are all there in the form of a sliding and reclining rear bench that also folds flat into the floor at the tug of a single handle.
As we mentioned before, there are only two trims to choose from - Edition and Platinum. The entry-level Edition models get a panoramic windscreen, front foglights, plenty of chrome trim, 16in alloy wheels and roof bars as standard, while inside there is air conditioning, cruise control, all-round electric windows, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth connectivity.