Introducing the Citroën SpaceTourer
The SpaceTourer is Citroën's answer to the problem of lack of space. If you've got a large family or you're an active person who needs to take mountain bikes, canoes or other forms of outdoor activity equipment on adventures far away, you're going to want to consider a SpaceTourer as your primary mode of transport.
Its flexible interior and seating for up to nine people makes it the perfect vehicle for those who need that little bit of extra room. And don't think that because its primary goal is practicality that it's not stylish; the good-looking exterior is suitably modern and up-to-date.
It's got plenty of standard equipment too, with air conditioning and cruise control featuring on all models. With so much going for it, the Citroën SpaceTourer really could be all the car you ever need.
Design and Practicality
Design wise the SpaceTourer has pleasingly boxy proportions and Citroën make no real attempt to disguise the goal of being the most practical family car possible.
From a practicality standpoint, there aren't many (if any) passenger vehicles that can trump the SpaceTourer on interior roominess or storage spaces. There are three bodystyles, XS, M and XL that are different lengths but all can seat up to eight people. If you need extended room and seating for up to nine occupants the Business version is also available.
Versatility is another strong suit of the SpaceTourer as tall passengers can slide the rear seats back to grant them more legroom, whilst athletic people can fold down the seats to create an exceptionally spacious area for equipment such as surfboards or canoes. In the XS version you get access to up to 3,397 litres of space, whilst in the XL you have up to 4,554 litres to fill.
Technology and Safety
Citroën certainly haven't skimped on the equipment list for the SpaceTourer, with standard tech features including cruise control and a colour touchscreen media system. Rear parking sensors are included as well, to help you when reversing into tight spaces.
One of the most impressive features is the option of a 180-degree colour reversing camera that combines with front and rear parking sensors to make manoeuvring the SpaceTourer as easy as possible.
Safety equipment is comprehensive, and includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane departure warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Road side recognition
All this equipment helped the SpaceTourer to achieve a full five-star safety rating from EuroNCAP.
Economy and Performance
If you opt for the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine, with a 6-speed manual gearbox, you can look forward to achieving over 40mpg on average, which is more than decent for a vehicle of this size. The more powerful 148bhp 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine is also mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and should return just under 40mpg.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine is available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Stop&Start technology, with either 118bhp or 178bhp.
Out on the road the SpaceTourer performs as well as you would expect, doing its best work on the open road or on the motorway. At high speeds it settles down into a quiet and comfortable cruiser that's capable of transporting up to nine people to far-flung destinations with efficiency and ease.
- Connect Radio 7" Colour Touchscreen
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Automatic Dual-Zone Air Conditioning
- Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
- Automatic Headlights and Windscreen Wipers
Specification highlights in addition to Feel:
- Black Leather Interior Trim
- Two Hands-Free Electric Sliding Side Doors
- Head-Up Display
- Xenon Headlights
- 17" Alloy Wheels
- 16" 'Spyke' wheel trims
- Air conditioning
- Connect DAB Radio/Bluetooth with 7" Colour Touchscreen
- LED daytime running lights
- Rear Parking Sensors
Test drive the Citroën SpaceTourer
When looking for a family car, you want something that is extremely practical, comfortable and safe. The Citroën SpaceTourer nails all of those aspects in terrific fashion, and has the benefit of being reasonable to run in terms of ownership costs, too.
To experience this model for yourself, contact your local Evans Halshaw Citroën retailer and book a test drive today.