CITROEN’S top-selling small van, the Berlingo, looks set to become even more popular with traders and SME van operators thanks to a series of updates to the range.
In addition to exterior changes, a new gearbox and more in-cab storage, improvements have also been made to fuel economy.
The Berlingo now comes with a choice of petrol, diesel, diesel micro-hybrid and electric power
All Citroen Berlingo production from November has new side rubbing strips and revised side skirts, plus a new chrome grille. The Berlingo’s in-cab storage has been expanded, with a full-width, over-windscreen storage shelf that includes map reading lights on driver and passenger sides.
Citroen Berlingo Airdream models previously specified with EGS6 automated manual gearboxes will now be fitted with a new ETG6 (six-speed Efficient Tronic Gearbox) which, according to Citroen, improves drivability.
The ETG6 gearbox gives smoother start-up and acceleration and gear-change speeds and gear shift patterns are said to improve efficiency.
In addition, all Citroen Berlingo vans with the new ETG6 gearbox have, as standard, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), traction control with Hill Start Assist, passenger airbag, cruise control with driver-adjustable speed limiter and a new Gear Shift Indicator.
The latest Berlingo L1 vans powered by the HDi 90 engine manage 56.5mpg on the combined cycle, and a reduction in CO2 emissions from 138g/km to 132g/km. Berlingo L2s with the more eco-friendly e-HDi 90 engine get to 57.6mpg with CO2 emissions cut to 128g/km.