Citroen Berlingo in economy and emission boost
By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 16:00
IMPROVED: Berlingo gets green boost
Citroen are extending the green credentials of their best-selling Berlingo van with fuel economy improvements and emissions reductions.
The popular LCV, which also benefits from exterior changes and a new gearbox, will enjoy a fuel figure of 56.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 132g/km when powered by the HDi 90 engine.
At the same time, Berlingo L2 e-HDi 90 Airdream manual vans see a fuel economy improvement to 57.6mpg and CO2 reductions to 128g/km.
Scott Michael, Head of Commercial Vehicles and Business Centre Programme at Hitachi Capital, said: “The latest changes to the Berlingo will enable this popular model to maintain its position at the top of the sales charts.
“In the first three quarters of this year the Berlingo outsold all of its competitors in the up to 2.5tonne gvw small van category, proof of its continuing popularity and versatility.
“Operators of both large and small fleets, appreciate the Berlingo’s excellent fuel economy of up to 62.8mpg, low running costs and wide choice of models.”
From November production onwards, the Berlingo range gains a new chrome grille, new side rubbing strips and revised side skirts.
Internally, all Berlingo vans and platform cabs will also receive a full-width, over-windscreen storage shelf with map reading lights on either side for both driver and passenger.
In addition, all Berlingo Airdream models previously specified with EGS6 automated manual gearboxes will now be equipped with a new six-speed Efficient Tronic Gearbox.
The latest Berlingo is offered, dependent on model, with a choice of three trim levels – X, LX and Enterprise – and six powertrains.