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Citroen Berlingo now more fuel efficient

  • Citroen Berlingo efficiency and emissions improved for 2015
  • Better economy and lower CO2 for HDi 75 and e-HDi 90
  • Updated vehicles in showrooms from December

Citroen has modified key engine settings on the HDi 75 and e-HDi 90 micro-hybrid variants of its Berlingo van to help it achieve better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

The combined fuel economy of the HDi 75 is now 56.5mpg, up from 55.4mpg, while the e-HDi 90 micro-hybrid is up to 61.4mpg from 58.9mpg.

“These latest changes will help to maintain the Berlingo’s strong sales performance. In the first three quarters of this year, the Berlingo showed a year-on-year sales growth of 14 percent to 12,283,” explained Jeremy Smith, Citroen’s Head of Commercial Vehicles and Business Sector Operations.

“We expect that this popular model will deliver one of its best-ever sales results in 2014, reflecting its strong appeal to businesses both large and small.”

No technology has been added to achieve the new figures, instead the efficiencies have been accomplished through alterations to the ECU and the fuel injection settings, without any adverse effects to the vehicles' performance.

The changes will be implemented into vehicles produced from November 2014 onwards. Given a lead time of around a month, the newly configurated vehicles should be arriving into UK dealerships from December.