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Ten Second Review
Try and picture a van-based compact people carrier. Bet you weren't imagining anything quite as nice as this. The MK3 model version of Citroen's much more civilised third generation Berlingo people carrier has been further distanced from its predecessors' basic commercial roots. With smarter styling, more equipment and efficient PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, this value-for-money five or seven-seater is now a vehicle that demands to be taken very seriously indeed. If you're after a budget family carry-all, it's well worth a look.
Some cars aren't too precious about the lives they need. Take Citroen's classic post-war 2CV. You could drive it across a ploughed field, hose it clean, subject it to a fearful leathering, then pass it on like a family heirloom. It was uniquely French, uniquely Citroen and its modernday successor was the first generation of this car, Citroen's Berlingo. The Belingo has been on sale as both a van and a van-based MPV for over two decades now, the MPV version previously badged 'Berlingo Multispace'. This third generation model is to be known simply as 'Berlingo'. Whatever you want to call it, this model line has been a successful one for Citroen (and for Peugeot whose Partner Tepee model was effectively a re-badged version of the same design). So much so that there have only been two iterations of people-carrying Berlingo in 22 years; until now.
If you've yet to sample one of these third generation models, you'll probably be very pleasantly surprised by how the Berlingo drives. The old bump, thump and reverberations that characterised previous versions have well and truly gone. I know it's a bit of a cliche when discussing this sort of MPV but there is a lot of truth in describing this boxy Citroen as 'car-like'. For what is quite a tall, high vehicle, there's none of the tippy feeling that characterised the previous generation version of this design, helped in no small part by beefier anti roll bars. And a much improved suspension set-up. Which in turn has made possible the kind of ride quality you'd like to expect from a Citroen: in other words absorbent and very well tuned for our terrible roads. It's an important thing to consider, for I reckon that aside from safety and practicality, ride quality needs to be one of your key criteria when making a decision on an MPV-style vehicle. Too firm and you'll never manage to get the kids off to sleep on a long journey at night: too soft and they'll get car sick. The Berlingo strikes a good balance because it's a little softer than you might expect in compression and rebound - in other words, over the bumps - but a little firmer than you'd think in roll - in other words, around the corners. Engine-wise, you get to choose between a 1.2-litre three cylinder Puretech petrol unit (with 110 or 130hp) or a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel (with 75, 100 or 130hp). For auto transmission, you'll need one of the 130hp variants.
Design and Build
This third generation Berlingo sits on the PSA Group's latest EMP2 platform and gets the same kind of two-tier light signature frontal treatment we've seen on the company's recent models. There's a more forward-set windscreen and a higher and shorter front end, plus even 'Airbump' plastic panels protecting the flanks from supermarket scrapes. As before, there are two wide sliding side doors and they feature electric windows. There are two body styles - 'M' and 'XL'. And buyers choose between 5 or 7-seat variants. Citroen claims even more interior versatility this time round, with three individual seats in the rear that can be folded down with a simple movement using the 'Magic Flat' controls in the boot. Combined with a folding front passenger seat, this feature provides a perfectly flat floor and a load length of up to 2.70m for the standard 'M' version and 3.05m for the lengthier 'XL' model. There's a class-leading boot volume, increased by 100-litres to 775-litres for the 'M' version. The boot is easily accessible thanks to the opening rear window in the tailgate and two different height positions for the luggage cover. Around the cabin, there are 28 large and ingenious storage spaces such as the new-generation Modutop multi-function roof that also lets more light into the interior. The 'Top Box' glove box is unique to the segment thanks to the 'Airbag in Roof' system.
Market and Model
Let's face it, cash-strapped families don't want to spend too much on the car that'll move them about. The good news with this Berlingo is that they don't have to. Prices aren't much different to those being charged for the previous Multispace model, which means that they typically range in the £20,000-£28,000 bracket. As before, there's the option of a seven-seater variant if you want it. If you do, you'll want the lengthier 'XL' body style, which demands a £1,700 premium over the five-seat 'Size M' body shape. There are three trim levels - 'Feel', 'Flair' and top 'Flair XTR'. The flagship 'Flair' variants are very generously equipped, including features like an 8.0in central infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, a head-up instrument display, a 360-degree manoeuvring camera, a top-spec interactive navigation system, sophisticated connectivity on four different levels and a so-called Modutop system consisting of panoramic glass roof panels as well as all manner of shelves, gadget compartments and an ambient lighting show above occupants' heads. Citroen is also including its latest camera-driven safety tech too.
Cost of Ownership
Day-to-day running costs are kept well in check. The 110hp 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variant most will want manages 51.3mpg on the combined cycle and 125g/km of CO2. Of course, you'll have to do your bit as a driver in order to get anywhere near the published fuel figures. To help you, the centre dash infotainment screen's 'Trip Computer' section gives you read-outs for current fuel consumption and remaining range. Plus it will tell you how long the Stop & Start system has been functional for on any given trip - though I'm not really sure why you'd ever want to know that.... Enough on engine efficiency. What about other financial considerations? Well, regular service intervals come round every 16,000 miles or 12 months, depending on which comes sooner. If you engage in what Citroen calls 'Arduous' conditions of use, then you'll need a servicing visit every 10,000 miles or every year. The bottom line is that most owners will need to budget around an annual dealership appointment; there are plenty of Citroen outlets to choose from, so you should never be too far from one. So you can budget ahead, the French maker offers its 'Citroen Maintenance' scheme that lets you pay either a one-off fee or monthly instalments to cover the cost of the routine upkeep of your car for as long as three years and 35,000 miles.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Safety pack - Berlingo
- Solid - Polar white
- Solid - Onyx Black
- Solid - Passion red
- Solid paint
- Rear parking sensor
- Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
- Mica cloth - Green
|Pop out opening rear side windows|
|Electric front windows|
|Electric rear windows|
|Heated rear windscreen|
|Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear|
|Front windscreen wiper with multi speed setting|
|Active city braking|
|Front/rear disc brakes|
|Electronic parking brake|
|ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control|
|Anti-locking braking system with electronic braking distribution and emergency braking assistance|
|Electronic stability program with hill launch assist|
|Bluetooth mobile phone connection|
|Bluetooth telephone facility|
|Lane departure warning system|
|TomTom navigation system|
|Multi function trip computer|
|8" touch screen|
|Citroen connect box emergency assist system|
|Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto|
|Electrochrome rear view mirror|
|Electric heated door mirrors|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features|
|6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Body colour door handles|
|Twin sliding side doors|
|Body coloured front bumper|
|Chrome chevrons front grille|
|Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers|
|Front fog lights with cornering function|
|Follow me home headlamps|
|Follow me home headlights|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Headlights left on audible warning|
|Two tier light signature|
|Front fog lights|
|Under floor storage in 2nd row|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Gear shift indicator|
|Fixing rings 4 in load compartment|
|Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column|
|Full width front overhead storage shelf|
|Top box glove compartment|
|Retractable parcel shelf|
|Driver and passenger dashboard mounted cup holders|
|Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer|
|Visibility pack - Berlingo|
|Tyre pressure sensor|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Child locks on rear doors|
|Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters|
|Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function|
|3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable|
|Driver and front passenger side airbag|
|Front and rear seats seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert|
|3 Independent rear seat in 2nd row with magic flat modularity with controls accessible from the boot|
|3 Independent rear seat in 2nd row with controls accessible from the boot|
|3 seat bench in 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings|
|Tray tables at the back of the front seats|
|2 independent and removable sliding third row seat|
|Height adjustable driver seat with adjustable lumbar support under seat storage and elbow rest|
|Foldable passenger seat with under seat storage and elbow rest|
|1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats|
|Automatic door locking|
|Remote central locking|
|Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application|
|Electronic code immobiliser|
|Automatic door locking when moving off|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" Full black starlit Alloy Wheel|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Steel spare wheel|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||12.9|
|Engine Power - BHP||101|
|Engine Power - KW||75|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||184|
|Engine Torque - MKG||25.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||250|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
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