Citroen Berlingo has improved fuel efficiency

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Citroën Berlingo Vans for Scottish SPCA
The Scottish SPCA liked the Citroen Berlingo so much they leased 70 of them!

It’s the van maker’s most popular model and now the Citroen Berlingo has seen its fuel economy improved and CO2 emissions reduced for its 2015 model line-up.

The firm says that the models with the latest improvements are its Berlingo X, LX and Enterprise which will be fitted with a HDi 75 diesel unit which should return around 57 mpg while seeing its CO2 emissions falling slightly to 131g/km.

Opt for the Citroen Berlingo LX e-HDi 90 and its fuel economy has been improved to 61 mpg while emissions drop to 120g/km.

Berlingo enjoys sales boom

Citroen’s head of commercial vehicles, Jeremy Smith, said: “These changes will help maintain the Berlingo’s strong sales performance and we expect this model will deliver its best ever sales result this year which reflects its appeal to large and small businesses.”

Indeed, the Citroen Berlingo has enjoyed year-on-year sales increase of 14% to 12,283 models.

Among its wide range of models, the Citroen Berlingo includes petrol and diesel engines as well as diesel micro-hybrid drivetrain and an efficient full electric version.

Citroen Berlingo L1 and L2 panel vans

The line-up includes factory built L1 and L2 panel vans as well as five seat crew vans and platform cabs and enhanced traction vans.

Potential buyers should also appreciate that the Citroen Berlingo panel than is the only model in the segment which comes with Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking and Teletrac satnav fitted as standard.

To underline its growing appeal, Citroen has recently announced a big order from the Scottish Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals to help them in their animal protection and rescue work.

Scottish SPCA takes on Citroen van fleet

The organisation has taken nearly 70 new Citroen Berlingo HDi 75 manual L1 Enterprise models as well as some Dispatch and Relay models.

Additions to the vans include hand washing facilities, animal cages, specialised flooring and searchlights for night-time rescues being installed.

The Scottish SPCA say that the van’s low running costs were a crucial factor in making their decision to renew their fleet of Citroen vans with newer versions.