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New Citroen Berlingo Multispace gets SUV influence, extended variant

The 2018 Citroën Berlingo Multispace has been suggested forward of a entrance during a Geneva engine uncover subsequent month. 

For a initial time, a van-based-MPV gets an extended wheelbase chronicle among a extensive updates, as good as new front-end underpinnings and a front finish desirous by a brand’s SUV offerings. 

The Berlingo Multispace, that is a brand’s top-seller in 27 countries and a second best-seller worldwide after a C3, will be sole in M and XL variants from a second half of 2018. First cars won’t strech a UK until winter.

Both variants are seven-seaters, nonetheless a seats are removable in both. Standard M form is around 4400mm long, while a XL various is around 350mm longer, with a wheelbase extended over a M by 190mm to around 2970mm, and an additional 350mm of altogether length. 

At a front, a Berlingo uses a same EMP2 height as a accumulation of PSA Group models, including a C4 Picasso models, Vauxhall Grandland X, Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and a DS 7 Crossback. This allows electric energy steering and a tighter branch circle, while during a rear, a height is an ascent of a Berlingo’s stream architecture.

There are dual 1.2-litre Puretech petrols, one 109bhp and a other 128bhp, and 4 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesels accessible from launch, trimming in energy from 74bhp to 128bhp. Eight-speed involuntary gearboxes are accessible on both 128bhp units. 

Load space has grown by 100 litres over a effusive indication – 775 litres in sum for a M, and 1050 litres for a XL, both with 5 seats in place. Rear entrance is also softened – a back windscreen can be non-stop exclusively of a tailgate.

In further to a combined bootspace, there are no fewer than 28 storage cubbies around a cabin, contributing to an additional 186 litres of storage space. There’s also a ceiling-mounted storage space called Modutop, providing 92 litres of storage.  A horde of motorist assistance systems are also accessible on a new Berlingo, including adaptive journey control, park assist, a line depart warning complement and involuntary puncture braking, as good as PSA’s Grip Control two-wheel expostulate traction control system. 

No substantial cost change is expected, nonetheless a car’s £16,795 entrance indicate might boost a little, as is prevalent for new cars. 

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