Citroën's Grand C4 Picasso has scored a hat-trick at the prestigious 2009 What Car? Car of the Year Awards, winning the ‘MPV of the Year' accolade for the third year in a row.

The Grand C4 Picasso is the perfect vehicle for the modern family on the move. With its contemporary good looks, light and spacious cabin and clever storage solutions it's no wonder the seven-seat MPV won over the hearts and minds of the What Car? judging panel for a third successive year.

As well as being both stylish and safe, with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating, the Grand C4 Picasso has also been recognised for its environmental credentials picking up the ‘Green MPV of the Year' title at What Car?'s inaugural Green Awards. The winning 1.6HDi SX emits just 140g/km CO2 making it a leaner, greener option for environmentally conscious drivers.

What Car? say "Citroën's Grand C4 Picasso is definitely that — grand. It's not just big, either; it's also versatile, stylish, easy to drive and affordable". They then go on to say "No MPV does a better job of transporting you, your brood and your gubbins" before concluding succinctly by saying "Family orientated cars don't get any better than this".

Receiving the award, Xavier Duchemin, Managing Director of Citroën UK, commented; "As Europe's most popular MPV manufacturer, we're honoured and delighted to be receiving this award for the third year running.  On top of this, we're especially excited about the forthcoming C3 Picasso, which is set to complement its award winning sibling in the next few months."

Currently, all C4 Picassos, both 5 and 7 seat versions, are available with Citroën's VAT free offer, giving car buyers the chance to save up to £2,939.