- Citroën’s best-selling LCV gets new updates
- Fuel economy and CO2 emissions improve
- ETG6 gearbox re-developed to improve driveability
The UK’s best-selling small van and Citroen’s best-selling LCV, the Berlingo, has been updated.
Among the headline changes include improvements to fuel economy, CO2 reductions and a new refreshed exterior design.
From November onwards the latest Berlingo L1 vans powered by the HDi 90 (non e-HDi 90) engine benefit from an improved official fuel economy figure of 56.5mpg (currently 53.3mpg ) and a CO2 emissions reduction from 138g/km to 132g/km. At the same time Berlingo L2 e-HDi 90 Airdream manual vans see a fuel economy improvement to 57.6mpg (currently 56.5mpg ) and CO2 reduced from 132g/km to 128g/km.
Company owners and fleet managers will welcome the reductions in CO2 and the cost-savings that go with it which Citroen hopes will help further secure it's position as the best-selling small van in the UK.
Scott Michael, Citroen’s head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Centre Programme, 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 2.5-tonne 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.”
Citroen has also completed a programme to optimise payloads which has resulted in an increase for virtually every Berlingo van. Berlingo HDi 90 Manual L1 850 models now have a maximum available payload of 896kg.
Among the styling changes include a new chrome grille, new side rubbing strips and revised side skirts. Inside has also seen the introduction of a new 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 ETG6 (6-speed Efficient Tronic Gearbox). The ETG6 gearbox has been developed to provide improved driveability.
The latest Berlingo is offered, dependent on model, with a choice of three trim levels and six power trains including an all-electric version.
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