Citroën Berlingo Van: Test of the Utility of the Year 2019


the new Berlingo, started and chosen a few weeks ago Benefits of the year the argusis this third generation of the Citroën van. The first generation appeared in 1996 and the second generation in 2008. Externally, the new Berlingo wears a front that the style codes other models of use of the brand, but also some cars. Thus, the Berlingo receives a large grill, sitting in the middle of two large rafters. Despite many similarities, this third generation of Berlingo retains few visible elements with the previous one.

A successful BTP version

In addition to the models of classic upscaling (Van Control and Van Club finished) Citroën has rejected two business versions, including one, the worker, is intended for professionals who intervene regularly sites or leave the road. So this version has one improved ground clearance 30 mm, a protective plate under the engine and the Grip Control System (Control of traction as a function of grip with different modes) with Hill Assist Descent. In addition, the Berlingo Worker adds 16-inch wheels Mud & Snow tires (215 / 65R16) offers better motor skills in soft ground and on the snow, In this version, the loading floor is also included with a plastic coating Payload increased to 1,000 kg and a charging zone pack with amplified lighting, a 12V outlet in the back and Lashing rings at medium height,

The Berlingo Van is here in short version (4,40 m), called Citroën M.
The ground clearance of the worker is increased by 30 mm and the tires are M + S.
The ground clearance of the worker is increased by 30 mm and the tires are M + S.

The Berlingo Worker M shows a useful volume 3,8 m3 thanks to the Extenso cabinwhich has two passenger seats. The right side file can be folded to ship Objects longer than 2 meters, Convenient for pipes and other covers required by many construction professionals. Note those who would find the carrying capacity of this version M too modest long version XL,

The usable length of the Berlingo Van M (short) is 1.81 m and can be almost 3 m with the Extenso cabin.
The Extenso cab with retracted seat and hatch in the wall allows loading long items.
The usable length of the Berlingo Van M (short) is 1.81 m and can be almost 3 m with the Extenso cabin.

The various equipment of the Berlingo Worker makes it possible to easily encounter the muddy environments of construction sites or crossings and to load a maximum of material in good conditions. Note that the overload indicator, a new device in the utility, is optional for the worker.

Lots Comfort

Even though hard plastic is everywhere in the passenger compartment, all elements a good finish and a good assembly quality. The eye is immediately attracted by the big touch screen Citroën Connect Nav (8 inch) (optional) integrating audio system, telephony and navigation. The central console houses the controls of the air conditioning (optional) and the button Hold control and below a 12 V plug, very badly placed, but at least there is.

In the driving position, the implementation of the instrumentation is conventional. The large central screen is touch-sensitive.
In the driving position, the implementation of the instrumentation is of a conventional kind. The large central screen is Touch.

For connectivity, a USB port is integrated into the touchpad and another is located in the upper glove box next to an auxiliary socket. these Glove compartment is otherwise cooled, The Berlingo is certainly not lacking in stock. In addition to this glove box, the occupants can use the lower passenger compartment and the driver also benefits from one Storage space in the upper part Dashboard and of course these door compartments.

Our trial version, as glittering as a Christmas tree, is also available Safety Plus Pack (Driver warning lights, headlights and windscreen wiper lights, recommended speed plates detection, collision hazard warning, emergency braking, lane departure warning, cruise control …), heated seats, electric mirrors, 220V socket in the passenger compartment, Surround Rear View (Reversing and side cameras) with blind spot monitoring. This system also includes one central control screeninstead of the classic rearview mirror. It allows to project an image of the vehicle's rear during travel and during the reverse, but also a picture of the right rear blind spot. The picture behind the wheel is not of exceptional quality especially at night, but it does give an idea of ​​what's going on behind you, even though the back doors are paneled. As for the rear three-quarter viewIt is especially useful at some intersections. on true more for securitiy purposes.

The Surround Rear Vision screen displays the rear view or the three-quarter view as selected by the driver. right.
The instrument panel of the Citroën Berlingo Van differs from that of the Peugeot partner.
The rear vision surround screen displays the rear view or the rear three-quarter view as selected by the driver.

Nice on the road

The 1.6 BlueHDi engine meets the latest environmental standards thanks to AdBlue. The Berlingo Worker exists with it Diesel 1.6 in two power levels, 75 and 100 hp, and with the 1.5 BlueHDi 130. The 100 hp version is very homogeneous in terms of performance and adequate fuel consumption (6.3 l / 100 km during our test). The 1.6 is more in the cabin than the 1.5 130 hp. And the worker version also adds M + S tires louder. However, the Berlingo Worker remains very comfortable and even less noisy than some competing vans called the "Road". Another defect of Belingo: A box control that often "hangs" and tarnishes a nice mechanical assembly.

the Keeping a cape is excellentlike comfort, in spite of that reinforced suspensions, The power steering is gentle and precise and brakes very effectively. The fact that the new Berlingo for his front part on the EMP2 technical platform The PSA group, which serves both the Jumpy and the car, explains this road behavior. As a driver position, the Berlingo Worker benefits from a by default Comfort driver's seat several settings. With the height- and depth-adjustable steering column, it is impossible to find a suitable driving position, regardless of the size.

The Berlingo van Utility lu Utility from 2019. It is the third title of the brand in the palmarà ©.
The Berlingo Van was voted Utility of the Year 2019. This is the third title of the brand on the list of L & # 39; Argus.

balance sheet

The Berlingo Worker is a minivan perfectly adapted to it Use of the site approach or work on forest roads, for example. Despite the amenities that are less typical, a sound falls out about his opponent (Its quasi-clones Opel Combo and Peugeot partners of course set aside) and offers services that make it to new reference Sector.

We like

  • Comfort and safety equipment
  • driving pleasure

We regret it

  • The sound of the engine
  • The ubiquitous hard plastic

the argus.fr thanks the company Une Pièce en plus in Poissy for their welcome and availability.

The standard equipment of the Citroën Berlingo Worker

ABS, ESP, emergency brake assist, hill start assist, driver airbag, partition, central locking, TPMS, electric windows, 180 ° rear doors, electrically heated mirrors, height and height adjustable steering wheel depth, extenso cabin, nasturtium, automatic headlight and windscreen wiper, speed limiter, Grip-Control with Hill Assist descent, 30 mm ground clearance, mudguard under the engine, 16-inch rim with M + S tires, plastic bottom, comfort driver's seat …

The technical data sheet of Berlingo Blue HDi100 M Worker

Control power: 5 hp

Engine: Diesel. 4 cylinders in row – 1,560 cm3
Max. Power (rpm): 99 to 3,750

Maximum torque (Nm at rpm): 254 to 1,750

Transmission: on the wheels AV

Transmission: 5-speed transmission

Tires: 215/65 R16 M + S

Tank (l): 53 (Adblue 17 l)

L x W x H (mm): 4,403 x 1,921 x 1,860 mm

Wheelbase (mm): 2,785 mm

GTW (kg): 2,350

Payload (kg): 1,030

Volume (m3): 3.8

Inside length (mm): 1.817

Price of the model tried: 23 580 € HT (version from 20 450 € HT)

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