The original C4 Picasso unveiled in August 2006 and officially launched in September 2006 at the Paris Motor Show , originally at the 7 - seater version of Grand C4 Picasso, which was released in November. The slightly smaller 5-seat C4 Picasso, unveiled on January 5, 2007 , although it did debut until March , the Geneva Motor Genefis.Opos had happened and its predecessor Citroën Xsara Picasso, which was based on the compact Citroën Xsara, the Citroën C4 Picasso based on the compact Citroën C4. However, the C4 Picasso had gained significantly in length , reaching 4.47 meters to 5-seater and 4.59 meters at the 7-seat , thus often considered as middle MPV.
Outside the Citroën C4, the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso shared chassis and engines with the Peugeot 307, under the policy of using common mechanical parts and common facilities design and manufacturing group PSA Peugeot Citroën. Since 2009 , the duo made and versatile Peugeot 5008. 
A striking design detail of both body versions is the huge panorama windshield , which reaches behind the front passengers. Both versions could be ordered with self-adjusting air suspension on the rear axle , although in some markets went only in the higher trim levels .