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New Citroen Berlingo suggested during Geneva with uninformed pattern and tech

Citroen has suggested a all-new Berlingo at a 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The princely van-based MPV gets a new tallness and engines, a operation of modernized record facilities and a radical extraneous redesign.

To move a Berlingo into line with a rest of a newcomer automobile range, Citroen has introduced a confidant front finish pattern identical to that seen on a C3 Aircross SUV. The two-tiered headlights send over roughly unchanged, a front overhang is shorter than before, while smaller versions of a brand’s ‘Airbumps’ lay underneath a shifting doors (which now underline electric windows). The back finish is some-more conventional, however, with a identical demeanour to a effusive model. 

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The interior has been totally overhauled, too, with elements borrowed from Citroen’s latest models. The code claims a “generational leap” has been done in terms of quality, while it’s been designed to feel lighter and some-more ethereal inside. An eight-inch touchscreen is mounted on tip of a lurch on high-end models, featuring 3D connected navigation, voice approval and TomTom live trade info. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also feature, while wireless phone charging and a head-up arrangement are also available. 

Citroen Berlingo - Geneva side

The Berlingo has taken a jump brazen on a reserve front, too, with a sum of 19 motorist assistance facilities on offer. These embody adaptive journey control that can work adult to a finish stop on involuntary models, unconstrained braking, blind mark monitoring and park assist. A five-mode Grip Control complement also features, permitting a motorist to boost a car’s traction levels depending on a highway surface. 

Under a skin a Berlingo sits on a multiple of PSA’s latest EMP2 tallness during a front, and for cargo and physique breadth reasons an blending chronicle of a aged tallness during a rear. It’s accessible in dual sizes; a 4.4m prolonged ‘M’ model, and a 4.75m prolonged ‘XL’.

New Citroen Berlingo - front

Both are a same breadth and height, and accessible with possibly 5 or 7 seats. On XL models a third quarrel of seats lay on a shifting rail, permitting we to prioritise foot or newcomer space depending on needs. In five-seat mode M models have a 775-litre foot (100-litres some-more than before) while a XL chronicle provides 1,050 litres of space in five-seat form. The cabin also adds another 186-litres of space with 28 storage compartments. 

Two engines are accessible during launch, in several states of tune. A 1.2-litre Puretech turbo petrol engine can be had in 108bhp form with a six-speed primer gearbox, or in 2019 in 128bhp form with an eight-speed involuntary gearbox. There’s also a 1.5-litre diesel in 74bhp, 99bhp and 128bhp forms, with a latter accessible with an eight-speed autobox. 

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