The Grand C4 Picasso’s interior has a real sense of occasion and quality. The middle seats slide, fold flat or flip up to allow access to the rearmost seats. These fold out of the floor easily, and although they’re more suited to children, adults could squeeze in for short journeys. On top-spec cars, every row has its own lighting, heating and ventilation controls. 1.6-litre diesel we have here is our pick of the range, thanks to its low running costs, high-speed refinement and smooth six-speed auto gearbox. The power delivery suits the Citroen’s relaxed character, and despite the MPV’s size and weight it doesn’t feel underpowered. The ride glides over bumps and crests. Combine this with the comfortable driving position and relative absence of wind and road noise, and the Picasso makes an excellent long-distance cruiser.