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NEW CITROňN BERLINGO

The comfort of a saloon and the practicality of an MPV
New Berlingo reinvents the leisure activity vehicle

CitroŽn launched the Berlingo in 1996. This highly innovative vehicle concept started a new trend in leisure activity vehicles.
Building on this trailblazing concept, CitroŽn consolidated its international performance. Since 2003, the Marque has occupied the enviable position of unchallenged European leader in the leisure activity vehicle segment, with market share of more than 26% at end-November 2007 (Europe 27). This segment still has potential since sales volumes in Europe are continuing to grow steadily. Adapting to all situations, the Berlingo meets a growing need for freedom and versatility in use. It is thus attracting a growing number of buyers. Overall at end-2007, the Berlingo had sold in more than one million units worldwide.
The New Berlingo will go in sale in the second quarter of 2008. It will be sold alongside the current Berlingo, which will still be available in some countries as an entry-level offering called “Berlingo First”. With the Nemo Combi, Berlingo First and the New Berlingo, CitroŽn has developed a full range of leisure activity vehicles with complementary styling and features.   This policy will enable it to meet the highly diverse needs of its customers. 

  • Dynamic and robust styling

The New Berlingo is stylish, dynamic and robust. Designed for both town and country, it encourages a wide variety of uses. 

  • Greater versatility

The New Berlingo is still an eminently practical family car, but it gains a range of new features including independent, removable seats, a redesigned Modutopģ, an overhead interior rack and a tailgate with a window that opens. 

  • New comfort features

Further underlining its character, the New Berlingo gains remarkable comfort functions in terms of both acoustics, and suspension, including the running gear of the C4 Picasso. 

  • A range of high-performance engines that respect the environment

The New Berlingo reflects CitroŽn's environmental commitments, particularly the version with the HDi 110 engine and particulate filter, which carries the Airdream eco-label. 

The New Berlingo includes features inspired by MPVs and saloons, but it is very much a leisure activity vehicle and thus highly versatile. The best way to see what we mean is to spend a day on board.

A PRACTICAL CAR FOR THE FAMILY

Saturday, 7:00 am. It is still dark.
We decide to take the family for a day of outdoor activities. Our new Berlingo takes us into the countryside for a day of tree-climbing and hiking.
Step one: load up the car.
With the independent seats, it is easy to fold the central rear seat and load the children's mountain bikes, the icebox with the picnic and the camping table. We put a change of clothes into the rear compartment of the Modutopģ, which is accessible from the boot.
At the front, we put road maps in the drawer under the passenger seat and a water bottle in each front door, with CDs in the removable central stowage console. At the back, we store the children's favourite games in the boxes under the floor.
Almost forgot the afternoon snack! The opening rear window gives us direct access to the rear compartment of the Modutopģ.
The car is loaded up and we are ready to go.

© 2008 Julian Marsh/CitroŽnŽt/SA Automobiles CitroŽn