Citroen has updated its popular Berlingo minivan - and lease customers can now enjoy better tech and a more comfortable ride.
The Berlingo makes a seriously good choice if you need a practical vehicle for transporting the entire tribe. There’s a choice of two body lengths and seating for up to 7 people. And some attractive exterior flourishes ensure the Berlingo is easy on the eye, too.
Now Citroen has announced some tweaks to the Berlingo line-up - including a new 10-inch digital driver’s display on most popular ‘Rip Curl’ and ‘Flair XTR’ trim levels.
On automatic models there’s also a new ‘e-Toggle’ gearbox controller, which has been borrowed from the Citroen C4 and replaces the old rotary dial selector. Finished in fancy brushed metal, Citroen says the e-Toggle ‘helps to make driving Berlingo even more effortless than before’.
And at the core of the entire range is the Rip Curl model - described as a ‘leisure activity vehicle built for adventure’.
This Rip Curl trim sits in the middle of the line-up, ahead of base ‘Feel’ and behind the range-topping Flair XTC.
As far as Citroen is concerned, it’s the Rip Curl that’ll be the sweet spot for most customers.
You get a whole host of exterior and interior detailing, including a bright ‘Ocre' Colour Pack with 16-inch 'Starlit' black alloy wheels and Onyx Black door mirror.
You’ll find Rip Curl’ decals on the front doors and rear-quarter windows, whilst inside drivers will find a fresh-looking grey ‘Curitiba’ interior trim with a yellow stripe and white stitching, as well as custom Rip Curl seat labels on the rear seats with adjustable headrests.
A Citroen spokesperson adds: “Citroën Berlingo ‘Rip Curl’ also comes fitted with a range of leading technological features, including the new 10-inch digital instrument display, automatic dual zone climate control, front parking sensors and a colour 180° reversing camera.
“Drivers can also access a full suite of safety aids including Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Safety Brake, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, and Extended Traffic Sign Recognition.”
There’s a choice of petrol and diesel engines, with power up to an ample 130 PS, while CO2 emissions are as low as 135 g/km on certain models.
And don’t forget there’s also a new all-electric e-Berlingo that’s set to join the range in the UK later this year.
The e-Berlingo will be available in ‘Feel’ and ‘Flair XTR’ trim levels and also in M or XL body lengths. It’s also a tempting proposition when it comes to everyday practicalities.
A 50 kWh battery provides power of 136 hp while it’s also capable of travelling 174 miles from a single charge.
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