Citroen updates Berlingo and Dispatch for 2012

Citroen has updated both its Berlingo and Dispatch models for 2012 with new styling, equipment and improved emissions.

New upgrades for the Berlingo include a wider front grille, new headlight arrangement and the option of integrated cornering lights. Inside, the Berlingo has been given more of a modern look, with new grey coloured upholstery.

When it comes to functioning as a van, the Berlingo boasts massive load capacity of 4,100-litres and its rear doors open 180 degrees, meaning loading is easier.

There are five engines offered in total with the Berlingo, one petrol and four diesels, with the e-HDi 90 Airdream EGS6 engine branding emissions as low as 123g/km.

The Dispatch van offers similar exterior cosmetic changes as the Berlingo, but when it comes to equipment, Citroen say that the Dispatch has taken a shift up-market. This includes a hill-start assist system and a grip control system, which is available for the first time.

Grip control allows the driver to choose from four different modes: normal, all-terrain, snow or sand, with each mode adapting the Dispatch’s traction to handle different driving conditions.

The Dispatch also includes 180 degrees rear opening doors but boasts a massive 7000-litres of storage space. With the use of e-HDi and stop & start technology the Dispatch’s HDi 125 emits just 168g/km of CO2 emissions.

In terms of popularity, the Berlingo has recently been awarded the accolade of ‘Best LCV 2012’ by Institute of Transport Management (ITM) because of its running costs and reliability.

Full pricing and specification details for the new Berlingo and Dispatch will be confirmed closer to its release date in April.

Citroen vehicles are available from Perry’s Barnsley, Huddersfield and Milton Keynes dealerships.