Two-seat Citroen Berlingo revealed

Previously the compact Berlingo LX van was available only as a three seat van, comprising a driver’s seat and a dual passenger seat in the front.

The three seat version means the LX specification, the middle of three trim levels, is the only one available in both two- and three-seat configurations.

Currently the entry level Berlingo X is available in two-seat layout while the range-topping Berlingo Enterprise comes in three seat configuration.

The new two-seat Berlingo is available with a 1.6HDi 75hp engine and is priced at £12,075, £190 less than the three-seat version.

The rest of the Berlingo range, Citroen’s best-selling van in the UK, was recently updated with Euro 4-compliant 1.6HDi 75 and 90hp engines.

The new engines reduced CO2 emissions by up to 6g/km and improved fuel economy by 1.7 per cent. This means the 75hp engine now delivers 147g/km and the 90bhp unit 149g/km.

Robert Handyside, Citroën’s Commercial Vehicle Operations Manager, comments; "The Berlingo is Citroën’s best-selling LCV range. These latest changes will increase the appeal of this versatile model – and further drive down operating costs".

The Citroen Berlingo is available in L1 or L2 format. The L1 van includes 625kg and 850kg configurations while the L2 offers a 750kg payload.

There is also a platform cab, five-seat Crew Van and XTR+ enhanced traction van in the range, as well as a car version, the practical Citroen Berlingo Multispace.