The Citroën C3 Picasso is a mini MPV produced by the French motor company Citroën since 2008. It was first unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show as a concept car named "Drooneel", and was designed by Donato Coco and Jean-Pierre Ploué. The Picasso is the mini MPV version of the Citroën C3 and the successor of the Citroën Xsara Picasso, and was designed to compete with the Opel Meriva, Nissan Note, Renault Modus and Ford Fusion.
The vehicle is a mini Sport Utility Vehicle version of the C3 Picasso for the Latin America market, where it has been sold as the Citroën C3 Aircross since 2010.
The first C3 Picasso was assembled in December 2007 at the PSA Trnava Plant in west Slovakia, which Citroën announced from France in July 2008 would be the sole manufacturer of the model. Citroën presented the finished product to the Slovak press and public on 25 September before it was unveiled to the world in October at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Trnava Plant by then was expected to be building 28 cars per hour as the C3 Picasso went on sale in France in February 2009 for €14,950. The company began to sell the car in other European markets in March 2009.
When launched in Spain in 2009, only three trims were available: LX, SX, or Exclusive. The LX was the most basic and least expensive model, with a 95bhp (71kW; 96PS) VTi engine, priced at €12,590, while the Exclusive model was most expensive with a 110bhp (82kW; 112PS) HDi Airdream engine at €18,650. The C3 Picasso was launched in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2009, where it went on sale for £11,495 for the 1.4-litre VTi, the most basic model with 44mpg‑imp (6.4L/100km; 37mpg‑US), while the most expensive was the 'Exclusive' with a 1.6-litre HDi engine and 62mpg‑imp (4.6L/100km; 52mpg‑US) at £15,595. A redesigned version of the car was shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on 27 September 2012 and was on sale in Europe by November.