Citroen’s Berlingo, currently occupying fourth spot in the small van stakes in the Australian market has an updated spec for 2015. With an all-new drivetrain and transmission, the long body Berlingo is the first, diesel powered, light commercial vehicle, under 2.5 tonne, to feature a stop-start system.
The new drivetrain contributes to a significant one-litre per 100km saving in fuel economy over the similarly specified manual transmission. The new, six-speed, ETG6 transmission with paddle shift for manual selection and automatic mode reduces driver fatigue with no requirement for clutch use – a priority for light commercial vehicles drivers.
Safety standards have improved, thanks to the standard fitment now of Electronic Stability Control and Hill Start Assist on ETG6 models.
Citroen Australia’s National Sales Manager, Shaun Mackle said the updates to Berlingo were in response to growing demand from the market for an efficient, easy to drive, light commercial vehicle.
The Berlingo line-up consists of two body sizes, a short body 80kW petrol manual and the long body 66kW HDi manual and new ETG6 transmission. Responsible for 90 percent of Berlingo sales, the long body version offers an extra 248mm of rear overhang, left and right sliding doors and Bluetooth connectivity as standard.
The ETG version is further enhanced with a Euro 5 e-HDi engine which includes ‘Stop & Start’ technology and ESP as standard – contributing to the combined fuel use figure of 4.7L* per 100 kilometers.
The Berlingo ETG, long-body, will carry a recommended retail price of $28,990^.
As in introductory offer, until December 31, the new model will be offered at $28,990^ driveaway.