Introducing the Citroën Berlingo
Sometimes the aim isn't to go as fast as you possibly can, or make an extravagant entrance upon arrival. Instead, it's about enjoying the endless adventures and memories you can share with family and friends.
Ultimately, that's where the innovative Citroën Berlingo comes into the picture. Offering amazing levels of modularity and practicality, this is one MPV that is guaranteed to impress on a daily basis.
A number of safety features and driver aids add to the Berlingo's impressive design, and have all been implemented to ensure your journey is stress-free. Choose from Citroën's petrol and diesel engines, as well as fully-electric powertrains for the most eco-friendly means of travel.
Design and Practicality
The Berlingo is available in two different bodystyles; the smallest is called 'M' and the larger model is called 'XL'. If you only need five seats, then the shorter wheelbase is the one for you. However, the XL is a must-have if you require seven seats on a regular basis.
Even if you don't need the extra seats in the XL, you'll benefit from a massive 4,000 litres of storage space with the rear seats folded completely flat (1,050 litres with the third row seats up). The 'M' bodystyle still gives you 3,500 litres of space to play with once the seats are folded flat (775 litres with the seats up); hardly cramped.
Access to the rear is easy thanks to the two sliding doors. Once you're inside, you will find the lush seats have benefited from the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme.
Technology and Safety
The Berlingo isn't just a basic leisure vehicle, because it comes loaded with a host of innovative technologies that have been designed to make everyday life more convenient.
The 8.0-inch touchscreen that sits at the top of the centre console provides four connectivity solutions: Mirror Screen, Citroën Connect Nav, Citroën Connect Box (car breakdown assistance) and Wireless phone charging.
A number of safety features can also be found in the Berlingo, which have been carefully engineered to give you peace of mind. They include:
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Driver Attention Alert
- Blind Spot Monitoring System
- Extended Traffic Sign Recognition
- Active Lane Keeping Assistance
- Active Safety Brake with Top Rear Vision
Engines and Performance
The Citroën Berlingo prioritises space and practicality over all else, so while you may not be getting the most thrilling ride when you get behind the wheel, both drivers and passengers will experience a smooth and comfortable driving experience.
Engine choices are made simple with a selection of petrol and diesel engines on offer.
The PureTech petrol engines come with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the BlueHDi diesel powertrain is available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
Introducing the all-electric Citroën ë-Berlingo
The fully electric version of the Berlingo sacrifices very little when it comes to comfort and performance, with a roomy 7-seat option and smooth driving dynamics.
Range and Performance
The Citroën ë-Berlingo has a fully electric driving range of up to 174 miles according to WLTP testing. This is much higher than the average daily mileage covered by UK motorists.
Drivers will enjoy the instant acceleration provided by the 100kW (134bhp) electric motor, and range can be optimised by using the 'B' mode button on the central console, which increases the amount of energy recovered by the regenerative braking system.
The standard-fit 7.4kW on-board charger can complete a full charge in 7.5 hours, while the optional 11kW charger brings the time down to just five hours when using an appropriate Wallbox.
Out and about, 100kW rapid charging capability means you can take advantage of rapid chargers at motorway service stations, fully recharging the batteries in just 30 minutes.
- Safety Plus pack
- Electric parking brake
- Rear Parking Sensors
- 16-inch steel wheels with 'Twirl' trims
- LED daytime running lights
- Programmable cruise control
- Visibility pack including automatic and 'Follow me home' headlights
Key features in addition to Feel:
- Three independent rear seats
- Gloss black roof bars
- Citroën Connect Box Emergency and Assistance System
- 17-inch 'Spin' alloy wheel
- Colour head-up display
- Electric, heated and power folding door mirrors
- Electric rear windows
- 180 degree colour reversing camera
- Leather steering wheel
- Citroën Connect navigation
- 10-inch fully digital driver's instrument display
Test drive the Citroën Berlingo
Being derived from a van, the Citroën Berlingo excels in comfort and practicality, making it incredibly popular amongst families who require the extra space. Add a quirky design and an abundance of equipment and technology, and the Berlingo makes a perfectly capable family MPV.
To experience the Berlingo for yourself, please book a test drive at your nearest Evans Halshaw Citroën dealership.