The new Citroen Berlingo Van has been crowned a 2019 International Van of a Year during a IAA Commercial Veicle Show in Hannover, Germany. The endowment comes in allege of it going on sale in a UK in a fourth entertain of 2018. The new outpost was praised by judges for a new reserve and record kit, while a choice of dual physique lengths was also highlighted.
The Berlingo Van – sister indication to a Berlingo people conduit – is formed on a movement on a PSA Group’s EMP2 tallness that is also used by a C4 SpaceTourer, that means Citroen has been means to supply it with a latest reserve features, such as involuntary puncture braking, line support and adaptive journey control, among others. This is a fifth time Citroen has won a Van of a Year title, that it shares with a sister models, a Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo.
Speaking about a award, Citroen boss Linda Jackson said: “Citroen is unapproachable to see a Berlingo Van accept this prestigious pretension again. It bears declare to a jump taken by this third era outpost and highlights a brand’s ancestral joining to a Light Commercial Vehicle sector”.
As good as Hannover being a central entrance for a new Berlingo Van, Citroen also suggested a special 4×4 version. While a automobile is only a concept, it was propitious with a four-wheel-drive complement granted by French acclimatisation association Dangel, that has many years knowledge in converting Citroens and Peugeots into off-road vehicles.
The Berlingo Van 4×4 featured an 80mm lifted float height, corpulent BF Goodrich tyres on a Berlingo’s discretionary amalgamate wheels, and an aluminium roof rack. Dangel’s 4×4 complement has been integrated with Citroen’s Grip Control complement and adds a send box to send energy to a behind wheels, where an discretionary diff close is also offered. At thte impulse a acclimatisation is only a concept, and Citroen has nonetheless to endorse either a 4×4 ascent will be accessible once a Berlingo Van goes on sale.
Berlingo Van design
On a outside, while a Citroen Berlingo Van focuses on duty over form, a pattern is clearly desirous by new additions to a Citroen automobile range, such as the C3 and C3 Aircross. It gets a same high-set Citroen badge and daytime using lights as the MPV, nonetheless there’s some-more durable black cosmetic on uncover and steel wheels – alloys will underline on aloft spec vans.
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Under a skin, a Berlingo Van uses a tallness that facilities EMP2 record adult front and a growth of a effusive Berlingo’s outpost tallness during a rear. This means that a Berlingo Van has a bucket volume and bucket that’s identical to a effusive model, nonetheless it will underline Citroen’s latest reserve record and pushing aids. This includes adaptive journey control with the auto gearbox-equipped models, discretionary trade pointer recognition, a behind approximate camera complement and active braking. In addition, a Berlingo Van will be charity with an overkill indicator, that will advise drivers if their bucket exceeds a limit authorised in a behind of a van.
There will be dual versions of Berlingo Van charity – a customary M and extended Berlingo XL. The customary outpost will be 4.4 metres prolonged with a 2.78-metre wheelbase and a bucket volume of 3.3 cubic metres, while a XL chronicle is 4.75 metres prolonged with a 2.97-metre wheelbase and a sum bucket volume of 3.9 cubic metres. Payload weights operation from 650kg to 1,000kg.
Buyers will be means to mention one, dual or no shifting side doors, while a 60:40 separate behind doors will be standard. These and a steel bulkhead will be standard, with Citroen charity a choice of potion windows and a top-hinged tailgate. There will also be an discretionary roof strap accessible for owners that need to lift extra-long equipment that won’t utterly fit in a bucket area.
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In a cab, there’s a choice of three-abreast seating – done probable by a fact a gearlever is now mounted high on a dashboard, that frees adult feet space reduce down. This chair can be lowered to emanate a list if necessary, while a dashboard is carried over from a MPV version. That means transparent dials and an eight-inch touchscreen is charity on aloft spec vans. And if we need to lift some-more passengers, there’s a organisation outpost various on offer that has a same behind dais as a Berlingo MPV, though with a somewhat some-more practical finish.
Power comes from Citroen’s many new 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder turbo petrol in 110 and 130 forms and a latest 1.5 BlueHDi diesel in 75, 100 and 130 guises. The many absolute petrols and diesels come with Citroen’s EAT8 eight-speed automobile gearbox.
Prices and full specifications of a new Berlingo Van will be suggested closer to a on-sale date towards a finish of a year.
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