CITROEN Berlingo

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CITROEN Berlingo
CITROEN Berlingo   2018 2022
2018 2022

The third generation of the Citroen Berlingo was released in 2018 and came with big improvements across the range.
From the utilitarian vehicle adapted for passenger transportation it became a true MPV without forgetting its roots as a compact utility vehicle.

It still has the same shape with a high roof and sliding doors on the side, but it doesn’t look like it belongs to a warehouse anymore. The French stylists made it with short overhangs and a high front profile, like an SUV. It can be fitted with Xenon headlights and has standard LED daytime running lights (DRL).

Taking their inspiration from the world of furniture and travel, the designers developed the interior of new Berlingo to be functional and high quality. They used soft-touch and warm materials to make occupants feel good. The interior is available with new trim and a varied set of colors corresponding to several interior ambiances.

Since the platform is the same as the one from the Peugeot 308 passenger car, the ride is smoother. The available engines are a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 110 hp mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and another 1.2-liter turbo with 130 hp mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. For diesel fans, there is also a 1.5 liter in three outputs versions: 75 hp, 100 hp, and 130 hp, respectively. The latter can be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The others have a 6-speed manual.

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CITROEN Berlingo
CITROEN Berlingo   2015 2018
2015 2018

We first heard the name of Berlingo in 1996, with the launch of the Citroen’s first model.
24 year later, the Berlingo still satisfied the customer’s needs and Citroen came with a face-lifted version.

Launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Berlingo offered the same versatility and practicality it’s used us with. The front was refreshed with a new bumper and redesigned headlights with LED, plus a new grille. Users were given two extra colors to choose from for the exterior paint: Acier Grey and Moka Brown.

The Berlingo was available in 2 different variants. The Multispace version designed for families and the LCV for cargo.

The first one mentioned was a great asset for bigger families and comfortable trips. Sliding doors were used to ease access, as well as a big tailgate that facilitated loading big luggages. Additionally, users could open only the glass part of the tailgate to pick small things from the trunk.

The interior offered no luxury and of course, it was not designed with this purpose. However, it was very roomy and practical. The base trim level offered electric windows, ABS and ESP.

The LCV version had a maximum payload of 896 kg.

No matter the variant, the Berlingo held the road well with its high center of gravity.

So if you’re looking for a family budget car or a simple and inexpensive utility van, the Berlingo should satisfy all needs.

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CITROEN Berlingo
CITROEN Berlingo   2012 2015
2012 2015

The Berlingo was the Citroen version for the Peugeot Partner, but with a slightly different design.
While the MPV market was crashing, the French carmakers didn’t want to give up so quickly. They found a way to cut the development and manufacturing costs by making an MPV based on an LCV. The recipe was followed by other carmakers such as Opel, Fiat, or Volkswagen.

In 2008, Citroen introduced the second generation for the Berlingo and refreshed-it in 2012 with a major facelift. The front grille featured two slats that converged into the Citroen’s badge, named “double-chevron.” In the upper side of the bumper, the designers installed a set of daytime running lights, which became mandatory according to 2012 regulations. In the rear, the vertically mounted taillights received clear lenses and a different look.

Inside, it was hard for anyone to complain about the car’s roominess. Due to its high greenhouse, the designers could install higher seats and allowed enough legroom even for tall passengers. In the back, the carmaker installed three individual seats as an option, and all three of them could have been folded individually or completely removed if there was a need for a larger cargo area.

Under the hood, Citroen installed a new engine range with a similar 1.6-liter displacement. All of them were paired to a 5-speed manual. A 6-speed automatic was offered as an option for selected versions.

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CITROEN Berlingo
CITROEN Berlingo   2008 2012
2008 2012

Citroen chose an interesting way to produce a small MPV that was available as a light-utility vehicle as well: it opted for a passenger car platform.
While the MPVs were not so popular in Europe anymore, the French car-maker Citroen/Peugeot thought that offering a family car in an LCV body-shape would do great for those who are using a car in both directions. And that’s how the Citroen Berlingo Multispace and Peugeot Partner was made. The PF2 platform was used for the first time in the compact-car Peugeot 307.

The look might have not been its strongest advantage, but it was built to form a spacious vehicle. With a raked front fascia, an almost vertical A-pillar, and a high roofline, the Berlingo Multispace had the shape of a light utility vehicle. The sliding rear doors were taken from the same vehicle, that eased the loading and unloading. A flat and vertical rear end abruptly ended the vehicle.

Inside, there was a cavernous space with a lot of headroom. The flat floor allowed an unobstructed passage from one side to the other, via the sliding doors. The high driving position and the dashboard were made to fit a daily job as a delivery van. With the rear seats that could have been reclined, the comfort was good. If there was a need to transport bulky items, the rear seats could have been folded or completely removed. It was available with a 7-seat option.

Under the hood, the most obvious engine was a 1.6-liter diesel unit mated to a 6-speed manual. The in-dash, high-mounted gear-stick was easy to use and practical since it eased the move inside the cabin from left to right.

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CITROEN Berlingo X-TR
CITROEN Berlingo X-TR  2006 2008
2006 2008

Following the successful launch of the C3 X-TR, the French carmaker introduced an X-TR version for its MPV Berlingo in 2006.
One of the cheapest ways to make a minivan was to build it on the same platform as a light-utility vehicle. Citroen used that recipe and made the Berlingo either as a van or a passenger vehicle (named Berlingo Multispace) since 1996, with a significant facelift in 2003. But the customers started to get more focused on leisure vehicles, crossovers, and SUVs. Then, Citroen came with a unique package that transformed the daily-driver family van into a crossover.

Sure, the car was not a serious off-road vehicle. It didn’t feature an all-wheel-drive system, but at least it could look like it was ready for some unpaved roads. At the front, the carmaker added a light-gray shield under the bumper and placed similar colored trims around the fog lights. A larger, rectangular grille with a wide horizontal slat left the impression of a bush-guard. Under the large headlights, the carmaker added scratch-resistant black plastic moldings.

Inside, there were minor changes from the full-spec Berlingo. It featured circular silver air vents and light-gray trims on the dashboard and door cards. The light-gray dials in the instrument cluster sported white needles. Thanks to its high roof cabin, Citroen installed a shelf above the driver area and side pockets above the rear sliding doors. For the rear passengers, the carmaker installed folding tables on the back of the seatbacks of the front seats.

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CITROEN Berlingo
CITROEN Berlingo   2002 2008
2002 2008

Citroen-Peugeot introduced the Berlingo/Partner duo in 1996 as a light commercial vehicle mostly for the European market and refreshed the lineup in 2002.
Citroen built the Berlingo Multispace as a light commercial vehicle, and then it transformed it into a people carrier. In 2002, Europe switched to Euro 3 emission standards for LCV, and that allowed the French carmaker to postpone the introduction of new engines in the Berlingo. Along with the new powertrains, it made some other exterior adjustments.

Although the non-facelifted version featured slim appreciated headlights, the designers changed them with a pair of bigger ones to improve visibility. That led to a complete change o the front fascia, including the bumper, front fenders, and hood. But the design team considered that they did enough for the exterior and left the rest of the car unchanged.

Inside, the 2002 Berlingo featured a new dashboard design, with round air-vents instead of squared ones. The instrument cluster was shorter and allowed a taller center stack with an additional display on top of the dash panel. Depending on the trim level, the car featured an audio system and air-conditioning. Like its non-facelifted version, the 2002 Berlingo offered five seats, with the removable back ones to increase the cargo area.

But the most important change was under the hood, where Citroen installed new or updated engines. It was designed more as a utility vehicle, and it featured two gasoline and four diesel engines. For fleets, the French carmaker offered a 1.4-liter CNG version.

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CITROEN Berlingo
CITROEN Berlingo   1996 2002
1996 2002

Citroen was one of the most important light utility vehicles on the French market and the 1947 H Van, which was a great success for the double-chevron company.
While the U.S. used the pickups as work or family cars, the Europeans chose the LCV’s based on car platforms, such as the Berlingo. These were the MPVs suitable for everyone’s needs. They were good as grocery getters, school runs, and leisure vehicles thanks to their flat platform behind the front seats, which was also used as a sleeping area.

The Berlingo shared most of its body panels with the Peugeot Partner. Its family-cars inspired its narrow headlights and grille. Citroen offered a standard rear side sliding door on the passenger’s side and offered an option for a second one on the driver’s side. In the back, the wide and tall tailgate ensured an easy-to-load cargo area, which could have been loaded with a forklift.

Inside, the big windows offered a fish-tank experience and excellent visibility for the driver with very little blind-spots. The tall seats and wide cabin offered room for five adult-sized passengers. With its removable or just folding second-row of seats, the Berlingo offered a huge interior space for cargo. At the front, the carmaker installed a car-like dashboard with a flow-like instrument cluster.

Under the hood, Citroen offered a choice of six engines, depending on the market. The most desired option was the five-speed manual 2.0-liter turbo-diesel unit, which provided the best fuel-efficiency.

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