New Citroen Berlingo gets its UK debut

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The new Citroen Berlingo offers an excellent small van package

Visitors to the Commercial Vehicle Show got to enjoy a first sight of the new Citroen Berlingo which is available to order now.

Citroen will be delivering its new small van from July 1 with prices starting at £12,515, plus VAT, and the van maker says its new Berlingo range will offer lower running costs and improved environmental benefits.

In addition, owners will also see improved safety kit and driver comfort levels.

The crowds at the CV Show also got to see the firm’s ‘ready-to-run’ range, its latest Dispatch, Nemo and new Relay vans.

New Citroen Berlingo creates interest at CV Show

The new Citroen Berlingo generated a lot of interest and, depending on the model, the van comes with either a five-speed or six speed manual gearbox or the firm’s ETG6 auto transmission.

The Berlingo also comes with stop-start technology and the widest variety of factory-built variants in its segment which includes three trim levels, two panel van lengths and an electric van.

There’s also the choice of a platform cab for fitting special bodywork, a crew van and the XTR+ which is Citroen’s enhanced traction van.

The new Citroen Berlingo range is also the first LCV from the firm that comes with Euro6 compliant BlueHDi diesel engines which are fuel-efficient and come with low emissions.

Owners will find that the engines will deliver around 69 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 109g/km.

New technology for the Citroen Berlingo

All Citroen vans will feature this new engine technology, the Berlingo is the first and all vans will feature the engines from September next year.

Alongside the introduction of new diesel engines, the Berlingo has also had its spec upgraded with some models coming with cruise control as standard.

Other kit includes a 7-inch touchscreen, an upgraded DAB system and the Enterprise trim level has an improved audio system.

Options for the Citroen Berlingo include a reversing camera, front parking sensors and a colour touchscreen for audio streaming.

Other standard kit for the Berlingo includes satnav and stolen vehicle tracking. This telematics platform will also offer owners improved safety and security and productivity benefits – for a low additional cost.

The Berlingo’s exterior has also been redesigned, especially the front bumper and grille, and the van now features daytime running lights.