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New Berlingo  for 2015

NEW CITRO╦N BERLINGO, MODERN, CHEERFUL AND INGENIOUS


A pioneer in the leisure vehicle segment, the CITRO╦N Berlingo has always delivered a modern, practical response to customer expectations, as illustrated by the 2.9 million units sold since 1996. A vehicle with a strong personality, the CITRO╦N Berlingo is roomy, versatile and functional: the ideal partner for all situations, with the Multispace version for families and the LCV version for business users.

A benchmark in the leisure vehicle segment, renewed several times, the CITRO╦N Berlingo is updating its approach with a new take on function and design, strength and comfort, simplicity and technology.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, the New CITRO╦N Berlingo maintains its modular design, space, comfort and equipment while becoming more:

MODERN: an expressive design with a front end that is stronger and more assertive without being aggressive, a new bumper with repositioned LED DRLs and a new radiator grille. It also gains two new body colours underlining its character; Acier Grey and Moka Brown;

CHEERFUL: a level of comfort worthy of CITRO╦N expertise with all the features that are fundamental to the comfort of the Berlingo: on the Multispace version, the Modutop«, advanced comfort of the seating and suspension, independent rear seats and an opening rear window; on the LCV version, the Extenso« cabin and its three modular front seats. These strong features take their place in a redesigned environment with, in particular, two new upholstery designs, QUAD and LIBERIA cloth, personalising the interior ambience of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo;

INGENIOUS: intelligent technology for easier use, with the arrival of the new 7-inch touchdrive interface grouping media and navigation functions, along with a Mirror Screen function, available from November 2015, to duplicate smartphone content and stay connected at all times. It also includes Active City Brake, along with a reversing camera and front parking sensors to deliver an easier and more relaxed drive. Another aspect of this vehicle’s intelligent technology are the efficient, new-generation engines, with the adoption of BlueHDi diesel technology and, depending on the engine, a 6-speed manual gearbox, for enhanced driveability and lower fuel consumption and emissions. Thus, the New CITRO╦N Berlingo Multispace delivers 4.1l/100 km of consumption and 109g of CO2 with BlueHDi 100 S&S BVM engine and the LCV version allows to obtain CO2 emissions starting from 106g with BlueHDi 100 S&S ETG6 engine.
The New CITRO╦N Berlingo adapts to all requirements to deliver a smoother, more intelligent and more comfortable everyday driving experience.

MODERN

Robust and friendly, the New CITRO╦N Berlingo is emphasizing its character with the expressive but non-aggressive design of both the Multispace and LCV versions. The fully redesigned more assertive front end gives it a modern, dynamic look that perfectly reflects the CITRO╦N mindset.

The bumper, radiator grille, strip, DRLs and other features have been carefully integrated to give the front end a sober, modern look. This character is reinforced by a new bumper of taut lines and radiator grille whose lower and wider layout structures the front end and underlines the robust strength of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo. On MULTISPACE trim level 2 versions, the LED DRLs are now positioned lower down for a suggestion of greater power. The reworked chevrons are now integrated between two solid areas, with a horizontal line angling out to the headlamps, one of the key design features of CITRO╦N’s identity.

The bumper of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo ships with four front end variants to satisfy all uses and showcase the move upmarket:

  1. LIVE finish: a single front end for the MULTISPACE and LCV version designed to convey a sense of robust strength and to protect potential contact areas, with its self-coloured black bumper;

  2. FEEL finish: a front end with a body-coloured bumper;

  3. SHINE finish: a front end with a body-coloured strip. The body of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo is lengthened visually by black sections in relief, showcasing the light signature formed by the LED DRLs and fog lamps;

  4. XTR finish: a front end identical to the SHINE finish but with an onyx black strip under the chevrons and a self-coloured aluminium grey fairing.

The new, more modern CITRO╦N Berlingo also gains two new body colours, Acier Grey and Moka Brown.

CHEERFUL

The New CITRO╦N Berlingo Multispace is a vehicle of contained dimensions: 4.38m long, 1.81m tall (without the rearview mirrors) and a 2.73m wheelbase. With its record-beating space and versatility, it sets the standard in the leisure-vehicle segment.

Spacious: the roomy cabin provides record-beating knee room for passengers at the rear (24.5 cm) and generous boot capacity of 675 litres or up to 3,000 litres with the seats in row 2 removed.

Versatile and functional: the New CITRO╦N Berlingo Multispace remains as friendly and functional as ever. The seating layout is modular, with three independent seats at the rear. The cabin also features generous storage space with, in particular, the airy and functional Modutop« roof, an interior rack and removable central console. Providing up to 170 litres of storage space depending on the trim, these useful and ingenious features have proved highly popular since the vehicle’s launch.

A vehicle that is functional on both the inside and outside with a range of winning combinations for all uses: one or two sliding side doors, a tailgate with a window that opens for easy and direct access to the boot and Modutop« compartment, or asymmetric swing doors for the boot to make it easier to carry long objects, for example.

Interior ambience: a comfortable vehicle is first and foremost a vehicle whose interior ambience is designed to make all the passengers feel at ease. In this respect, the New CITRO╦N Berlingo Multispace gains two new upholstery options:

  • DÚlice Grey QUAD cloth with the FEEL finish, replacing the Blue QUAD cloth. A new shade underlined by turquoise topstitching that is a perfect match for the fascia strip;

  • new LIBERIA cloth on the XTR and SHINE finish, featuring ochre topstitching for a more modern, graphic effect.

The driving position maintains its ergonomic layout on this new version, while the efficient and attractive dashboard that makes driving a pleasure. The gear lever is dashboard-mounted, the seat is height-adjustable, while the steering wheel is adjustable for height and reach. Given its height of 1.80m, the New CITRO╦N Berlingo Multispace has a large glazed area of 4.6 m2 for excellent visibility (large panoramic windscreen, side windows and rear quarter lights) and a saloon-type driving position.

Driving comfort: on both the Multispace and LCV versions, the McPherson-type suspension ensures a comfortable drive whatever the state of the road. Borrowed from the CITRO╦N C4 Picasso, this proven suspension system delivers pin-sharp steering and excellent driving comfort.

For the onboard acoustics, the words ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ come to mind. Through the careful design and precise assembly of exterior parts, New Berlingo is able to optimise aerodynamics and minimise noise nuisance, with the engine encapsulated in an acoustic cocoon, gravel-chipping protection for the floor pan and absorbent materials in the cabin.

INGENIOUS

High-tech intelligence for a more relaxed drive

The CITRO╦N Berlingo already ships with a wide range of equipment to make life easier: rear parking sensors, speed limiter and cruise control, automatic lights (included in the visibility pack), hill-start assist, and also Grip Control, an advanced anti-skid function that improves front-wheel traction on all types of terrain.

In 2015, the New CITRO╦N Berlingo is set to gain a number of new technologies:

  • Active City Brake (available from November 2015): an automatic braking system designed to prevent collisions at low speed. A short-range laser radar mounted at the top of the windscreen detects any obstacles ahead, such as moving or stationary vehicles in the same lane. At speeds of up to 30 kph, it identifies the possible risk and communicates directly with the braking control unit to avoid an accident or to limit impact by reducing vehicle speed. The driver has no need to touch the brake pedal. The automatic braking function can bring the vehicle to a complete stop if necessary. In this case, the vehicle will stop temporarily (for around 1.5 seconds) to enable the driver to take control by applying the brake. However, before activating the automatic braking function, if the system identifies a risk situation, it prefills the hydraulic brake system to bring the brake pads into position for a faster response (PREFILL function, transparent for the driver).

  • Front parking sensors now join the rear parking sensors already available. These complementary technologies make lighter work of manoeuvring in all situations.

  • Reversing camera: the New CITRO╦N Berlingo can be equipped with a reversing camera for easier day-to-day parking. When the driver puts the vehicle into reverse, the camera sends a picture of the rear view to the new 7-inch touchscreen. The driver can then manoeuvre easily using the guidelines showing the end of the vehicle and its path.

High-tech intelligence contributing to easier use

The New CITRO╦N Berlingo is gaining contemporary edge with the latest easy-to-use brand technologies, such as a new 7-inch touch drive interface that gives the dashboard a simpler, more streamlined look. Featuring new telematics, this system includes more functions than the previous generation:

  • a new touchscreen navigation function, making it possible to view maps in perspective; display speed limits, take account of traffic conditions and select the most fuel-efficient route;

  • a media function (including radio, audio streaming, connection of portable appliances);

  • a telephone (hands-free function using the Bluetooth connection, directory access, double call management);

  • vehicle parameter settings.

Featuring Mirror Screen technology, this new touchdrive interface lets users run their smartphone apps safely while on the road, and also to take advantage of third-party applications such as Coyote and online radio using a wired or wireless connection (available from November 2015).

The New CITRO╦N Berlingo, lets drivers use their smartphone’s voice recognition function to safely make calls, select and play music, or read and write text messages, all without taking their eyes off the road. This function is activated using the voice control button on the driving position and requires a compatible telephone connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth.

High-tech intelligence with fuel-efficient and virtuous engines

With the arrival of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo, the engine range available from launch is expanding still further with, in particular, the BlueHDi diesel family. Launched by CITRO╦N at the end of 2013, this new generation of engines slashes nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, while also reducing CO2 emissions by up to 4%. With the BlueHDi engines, the brand has a technology meeting the future Euro 6 standard. For the BlueHDi 120 S&S engine, the Berlingo gains a 6-speed manual gearbox for the first time, for greater driveability over any distance.

Fuel consumption and emission figures for the diesel engine range now available with the New CITRO╦N Berlingo Multispace are as follows:

  • BlueHDi 75 manual: 4.3l/100 km and 113g of CO2

  • BlueHDi 100 manual: 4.3l/100 km and 113g of CO2

  • BlueHDi 100 S&S manual: 4.1l/100 km and 109g of CO2

  • BlueHDi 100 S&S ETG6: 4.2l/100 km and 109g of CO2

  • BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual: 4.3l/100 km and 113g of CO2 (depending countries)

These engines are upgraded versions of the Euro 5 HDi engines with two major improvements: optimised internal efficiency and lower mechanical friction losses.

They are able to satisfy the Euro 6 standard with an innovative exhaust system comprising:

  • an oxidation catalyst positioned at the rear of the engine to eliminate the hydrocarbons (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO) from combustion;

  • an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) module, positioned upstream of the particulate filter. With the injection of Adblue« (a mixture of water and urea), the module transforms up to 90% of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into inoffensive water vapour (H2O) and nitrogen (N2);

  • an additive particulate filter, launched as a world first in 2000 by the PSA PEUGEOT CITRO╦N Group designed to eliminate up to 99.9% of particulates based on number.

The innovative and unique character of this exhaust line lies in its specific layout: the SCR module positioned upstream of the additive particulate filter is the only after-treatment system able to reduce NOx emissions by up to 90% as well as reducing CO2 emissions by up to 4%.

*The Adblue« is stored in a 17l tank at the rear of the vehicle. This quantity is sufficient for 20,000 km. It is easy to fill the tank using the fuel flap accessible outside the vehicle, next to the neck of the fuel tank.

THE LCV VERSION OF THE NEW CITRO╦N BERLINGO

CITRO╦N also has a solution for business users, with the LCV version of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo: a full range of body styles, engines and equipment for all types of use.

Still available in two different lengths, L1 (volume up to 3.7 m3) and L2 (volume up to 4.1 m3), the New CITRO╦N Berlingo has a maximum loading space, big enough for two europallets. Intelligently designed vehicle access makes loading both safe and easy, with the wide sliding side doors and 60/40 asymmetric rear doors opening to 180░.

For greater versatility, and in order to meet a full range of requirements, business users can take advantage of the modular Extenso« cabin and its many advantages:

  • room for three people at the front with a central seat, adapting quickly and easily to user requirements.

  • the side passenger seat folds away to create a flat floor for carrying loads up to 3m long in L1 and 3.25m in L2. The ratio of the interior load length to the exterior vehicle length (4.38m in L1 and 4.63m in L2) is exceptional for this segment. This configuration increases the effective volume by 400 litres, taking load capacity to 3.7 m3 in L1 and 4.1 m3 in L2.

  • the side passenger seat cushion can also be raised and placed against the backrest, in the same way as a cinema seat, in order to place tall loads directly in the cabin.

  • the backrest of the central seat folds to provide a desktop for an office on wheels.

  • an additional 7.5 litres storage compartment is available under the central seat cushion and can be padlocked.

The LCV version of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo features all the modern and efficient technologies available with the MULTISPACE version. Figures for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are as follows:

  • BlueHDi 75 bhp manual, from 110g/km of CO2

  • BlueHDi 100 bhp manual, from 110g/km of CO2

  • BlueHDi 100 bhp S&S manual, from 108g/km of CO2

  • BlueHDi 100 bhp S&S ETG6, 6-speed clutchless gearbox from 106g/km of CO2

  • BlueHDi 120 bhp S&S 6-speed manual, from 112g/km of CO2

Homologation pending

The LCV version of the NEW CITRO╦N Berlingo is still available with the following Euro 5 engines: the VTi 95 manual petrol unit and the HDi 75 manual, e-HDi 75 manual , HDi 90 manual, e-HDi 90 ETG6 and HDi 115 manual for the diesel range.

The range is completed by the electric version of the New CITRO╦N Berlingo, once again emerging as the standard in electric vans. To adopt a new approach to urban living and save precious time, the NEW CITRO╦N Berlingo Electric has a range of 170 km between charging. It also ships with a battery able to recharge automatically during deceleration and braking. With output of 67 bhp and virtually constant torque at all revs (200 Nm between 0 and 1,500 rpm) , it accelerates crisply, quickly reaching a speed of 110 kph to move easily into the traffic flow.



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