The Citroën Xsara Picasso compact MPV released by Citroën in 1999. At the time of its release, two trim levels were available, LX and SX, with a choice of three engines two 1.6 and 1.8 litre petrols, and a 2.0 Litre HDI engine, all shared with the smaller Citroën Xsara. The Executive trim level was introduced to the UK market in late-2000. The rear seats can be removed to create extensive storage space. It became the bestselling multi-purpose vehicle and Compact MPV in France, Great Britain, and most of the rest of Europe. The Xsara Picasso was assembled on the PSA plant on Vigo (Spain) and also built in Brazil for the Latin American market since 2001, where it is the top selling car in its class.
In early 2003 the Xsara Picasso in the UK was given a 2.0i 16v engine version with a four-speed Automatic gear box . In August 2006, Citroën unveiled its successor Citroën C4 Picasso, based on the Citroën C4. There are two versions, the Grand C4 Picasso seven-seat and the slightly smaller five-seat C4 Picasso. As of June 2010, the Xsara Picasso is no longer listed on Citroen's UK price range, although it is still marketed in other countries e.g. in Belgium.The Citroën Xsara Picasso (as according to the Autofacíl magazine's price guide) is said to be discontinued from Spain in 2012. The Xsara Picasso was discontinued when it successors were released.