In 1996, Citroën introduced with the Berlingo a Leisure activity vehicle on the market, which was allowed to settle around 2.9 million times in the two previous generations model. Now the Berlingo was retreaded and has both a passenger version " Multispace " as well as a pure commercial vehicle premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 ( March 5 to 15 ).
The front end of the new Berlingo was visually completely renewed. The grille is henceforth wider. The optional LED daytime running lights sits lower and is integrated into the front bumper. The skirt comes in the future, depending on the equipment line in different designs. Available is all from hard plastic with a painted in body color to built into their applications in black or gray aluminized. The Citroën double angle expires in two horizontal lines and now extends to the headlights.
Inside, the new Berlingo Multispace should be above all: practical and functional. Thus it provides a great modularity in respect of the seats. The three rear seats can be removed completely. The center console is removable. All Slots together give ?? Depending on the equipment line ?? a storage space of 170 liters. The trunk can hold 675 liters again. The rear window can be opened separately and the asymmetric doors to the tailgate, for example, facilitate the transport of long objects. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is said to have continued to grow in sophistication.
Even in the current version of the Citroen Berlingo can be a parking aid, a speed controller, an automatic high beam or a Berganfahrhilfe order. The new generation for the year 2015 will also receive an automatic braking system that is active up to a speed of 30 km / h. In addition, a parking aid for front and rear-view camera are added. In terms of infotainment, the pragmatic Leisure activity vehicle does not need to hide: A seven-inch touch screen provides information on all important vehicle data and settings and also allows you to connect via Bluetooth to portable electronic devices such as a smartphone.
Functional differences also designed the interior of the commercial vehicle Berlingo. Through the rumble seat in the cab, see the first and only row of seats of the van up to three people. The side passenger seat can be folded down so that a flat load floor for up to three meters long objects created. Even the exterior is clearly designed for professional customers. Thus, the rear glazing has been replaced by sheet in order to avoid glass damage.
The BlueHDi engines with Euro 6 standards replace the Berlingo Multispace HDi variant of the previously available engines. Available are the new diesel unit with 75, 100 and 120 hp. The gear selection via a five-or six-speed gearbox and an automated six-speed box. Depending on the engine and transmission choice, the consumption from 4.1 to 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers to settle.
The commercial vehicle version of the Berlingo can be in addition to the new BlueHDi engines continue to equip them with the 75, 90 and 115 bhp HDi - aggregates of the Euro - 5 standard. Also available and only for the commercial vehicle is also a 95-hp gasoline engine. In addition, the transporter will come as an electric variant on the market. He will have a range of 170 kilometers afford 67 hp and enable a top speed of 110 km / h.
When will the new Citroën Berlingo will come on the market is not yet known. Even with the prices of high roof station wagon, the manufacturer has not yet ruled . (ml)