Today's car review.. the Citroen Berlingo
In our car review today, we are jumping into the segment of MPV vans currently available on the road. Over the past number of years, smaller vans have proven to be good sellers for a host of manufacturers such as Ford and Volkswagen. Today however our vehicle of choice is the Berlingo designed by Peugeot Citroen. The Berlingo was first put on sale back in 1996 and its first generation ran for twelve years then we saw the second generation model introduced in 2008. The Berlingo is still in its second lifecycle on the road and is still a popular choice for customers looking for a small style van that offers something a little different. Today we are looking at how good the van truly is and what kind of features it can offer you value for money wise.
The specifications and pricing of the Citroen Berlingo
The most recent Berlingo on the road is offered with a choice of four engines. There is just the one petrol unit on sale but diesel engines are offered in a choice of three. All engines carry a capacity of 1.6 litres and range from 89 brake horse power to 108 bhp for the range topping diesel. Across the range there is both the L1 and L2 vehicle selection which sees the van increase in size across the two designs. There are a multitude of trim levels available with the entry level X offering features such as traction control. L1 models measure from 4,380mm in length with the L2 seeing an increase of upto 4,628mm. Of course with a model that was launched in 2008, it does not come fitted with some of the same modern day features we see in vans and cars for this generation but practicality and reliability wise it is a good investment. Speaking of investing into a Berlingo,prices start at £12,465 for an L1 model with the cost rising up to £21,550 for the longest and range topping L2 model.
What rivals does the Berlingo go up against?
There are a range of companies that do offer alternatives going up against the Berlingo with the likes of the Kangoo from Renault and the Transit Connect van from Ford also taking its place in the rivals list. With good space on offer and adjustable lengths and widths of loading space, the Berlingo in our opinion is one of the best value for money vehicles that you could spend your money on.