The Citroen Berlingo is the star of the firm’s range after racking up sales of more than 15,000 vehicles to help Citroen dominate the LCV sector.
Indeed, Citroen now accounts for 8.5% of the <3.5 tonne gvw market and the firm sold 18% more vans last year than it did the year before.
Among their vans, the Citroen Berlingo had a particularly good year to record its best ever annual sales figure of 15,000 350 units.
Citroen Berlingo helped exceptional performance
Citron says this is ‘exceptional performance’ in what is a tough part of the market, though things are getting better.
The company’s head of commercial vehicles, Jeremy Smith, said: “There is strong competition from a range of new LCV products which were launched in 2014 but the well proven Citroen range of LCVs delivered strong sales. The Berlingo had its best ever annual sales since being introduced in 2008 to stand out.
“The new Citroen Relay van also performed strongly and saw a 35.5% rise in sales last year while Dispatch vans sales rose by 26% over the same period.”
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Citroen sold 2,282 Nemo vans, a rise of 5.4%, the Berlingo sold 15,349, a rise of 13.4%, the Dispatch sold 3,718, an increase of 27.8%, while the Relay sold 5,879 units or an increase of 35.5%.
Citroen Berlingo is a frugal offering
Among the reasons for the improvement of Citroen Berlingo sales is because it’s now one of the most fuel efficient vans available and has reduced CO2 emissions.
Those versions fitted with the firm’s HDi 75 diesel unit will see a return of 57 mpg while CO2 emissions are now 133g/km.
Buyers wanting a frugal Citroen Berlingo should consider the firm’s LX e-HDi 90 which should return around 61 mpg and have CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
The Citroen Berlingo also proved popular when road tested for a commercialvehicle.com review.