posted 6 years ago

New Citroen Berlingo Van

The new Citroen Berlingo makes my friend 'squeak' with pleasure.

The new Citroen Berlingo makes my friend 'squeak' with pleasure. But why? Well, for starters, he loves the widened grill - the modernised chevron badge - and the new headlight arrangement. As such, the indicators sit at the side of the lights and are underlined by 'blue' segments. He loves blue segments. They make his squeaking louder. Furthermore, the exterior mirrors have been enhanced to improve aerodynamic efficiency and fuel consumption - and the interior has more upmarket fabric. This complements the Berlingo's 4.1m3 payload, the sliding side doors, and the 60/40 rear doors that open to 180 degrees. As such, it swallows two euro pallets. Did you hear that? My friend nearly fainted.

The new Citroen Berlingo is available with 'Grip Control' for increased traction, which incorporates hill-start assist technology. This prevents the vehicle – and my over-excited pal – rolling backwards on slopes. High-spec versions can also be specified with a fixed speed limiter, enabling the driver to select one of four speeds that the vehicle will not exceed. Handy for average camera safety zones. Finally, the e-HDi 90 Airdream EGS6 variant allows motorists to either cruise in full-auto mode, or select gears manually via steering wheel mounted paddles. All this on a van? No wonder my friend keeps squeaking.