Citroen adds touch-screen as standard

Three of Citroen’s most popular vans will come with a large touch-screen sat-nav as standard from this week, the French manufacturer has revealed.

The Citroen Berlingo small panel van, medium-size Citroen Relay van and the largest van in the range, the Citroen Dispatch have all been given the touch-screen package for 2012.

The new five-inch colour screen includes a choice of 2D or 3D graphics showing map routes and directions. A new zoom and pan function helps to navigate the maps.

Citroen has also added the ability to call a breakdown number or an emergency line via the new package. Calls go directly to the AA who use the system to track the whereabouts of the breakdown.

As part of the package, Citroen van drivers will be offered three years of satellite navigation, three years of stolen vehicle tracking and three years of updated traffic information.

Speed camera alerts will be free for three months and the package comes with ten free calls to a personal assistance service.

This comes as part of an optional Trafficmaster fleet management tool call Fleet Director, which costs £19.95.

Scott Michael, Citroen’s Commercial Vehicle Operations Manager commented: “Citroen LCVs are designed to deliver both optimum environmental performance and low whole life operating costs.

“In its latest form, Citroën’s unique Trafficmaster and Trackstar telematics package materially assists in this process by helping to improve productivity, reduce driver stress levels and raise safety standards.”

The Citroen Berlingo will be sold with the new package from £11,845. The Citroen Dispatch is priced from £16,370 and the Citroen Relay costs from £18,390 – all before VAT – at Citroen UK dealerships.