Citroën Berlingo gets extra tech in range update
Citroën is updating its Berlingo MPV with extra equipment ahead of the arrival of electric models later this year.
The revisions to the petrol and diesel Berlingo apply from October 2021 production and introduce new exterior and interior features, particularly focused on the mid-spec Rip Curl trim that launched in December 2020 to target drivers with active lifestyles.
Key changes include a new 10-inch digital driver’s display on both Rip Curl and top-spec Flair XTR versions. It replaces the outgoing analogue dials on these models and brings a choice of three different display modes.
The Berlingo range also gains a new ‘e-Toggle’ automatic gearbox controller. It’s already seen on automatic versions of the C4 and replaces the previous rotary dial selector. The e-Toggle selector will also feature on all versions of ë-Berlingo 100% electric when first deliveries begin later in the year.
Citroën has also revised the Berlingo line-up. As a result of the increasing popularity of the Rip Curl trim, the previous Flair grade has been ditched. The line-up now covers Feel, Rip Curl and Flair XTR.
Rip Curl, which now effectively replaces the Flair trim, is available in the most popular Medium five-seater body style and comes with a whole host of exterior and interior detailing, including a bright ‘Ocre’ colour pack with bespoke 16-inch black alloy wheels and Onyx Black door mirror. It also deploys Rip Curl branding inside and out. As well as the new 10-inch digital instrument display, onboard tech includes automatic dual zone climate control, front parking sensors and a colour 180-degree reversing camera.
The entry-level Feel and top-spec Flair XTR trims are both available in Medium (five-seat) and XL (seven-seat) bodystyles and, as with the Flair, offer manual and automatic gearboxes and petrol and diesel engines. However, the Feel PureTech 110 manual XL version has been axed to simplify the Berlingo offering.
The range revisions come ahead of the arrival of the fully electric ë-Berlingo later this year. It will be available in Feel and Flair XTR trims and both M or XL body lengths. It will provide a WLTP-rated range of 174 miles and will priced from £29,575 OTR including the Plug-in Car Grant.
NEW BERLINGO RANGE
|Feel||M – PureTech 110 S&S 6-Speed Manual||146||£22,135.00|
|M – PureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic||152||£24,445.00|
|M – BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-Speed Manual||135||£22,520.00|
|XL – PureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic||156||£26,445.00|
|XL – BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-Speed Manual||139||£24,520.00|
|Rip Curl||M – PureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic||154||£26,695.00|
|M – BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-Speed Manual||137||£24,770.00|
|Flair XTR||M – PureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic||154||£27,300.00|
|M – BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-Speed Manual||138||£26,290.00|
|XL – PureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic||158||£29,300.00|
|XL – BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-Speed Manual||142||£28,290.00|