Citroën has revealed its facelifted Berlingo Multispace and Dispatch Combi models
2 February 2012

Citroën has revealed its facelifted Citroën Berlingo Multispace and Citroën Dispatch Combi models. Changes to the Berlingo include a wider grille and a new headlight cluster, which houses the indicators at the sides of the main lights. In addition, the lights are underlined by blue segments for a ‘stronger personality’ and a new chevron design is used.

In the lower part of the revised grille, customers can opt for static cornering lights integrated with the fog lights. LED daytime running lights are also a new feature to the model.

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To improve fuel economy and Co2 emissions, Citroën has revised the car’s wing mirrors to make them more aerodynamic. New ‘Airflow’ wheel finishes are also available.

Engine variants for the facelifted Citroën Berlingo include Citroën’s e-HDi unit with stop-start, which is mated to a six-speed automated manual gearbox; e-HDi 90 Airdream variants emit 125g/km Co2.

UK models come with the choice of three trim levels - VT, VTR and XTR – the latter of which features a 10mm raised ride height and a more rugged-looking body trim. In addition, Citroën also offers a Black Pack on new Berlingo models. It consists of Onyx Black trim touches to the top of the front bumper, wing mirrors and number plate surrounds.

Changes to Citroën’s nine-seat Dispatch Combi consist of a revised front bumper with chrome touches to the grille and the firm’s new chevron design. A Hickory Brown exterior colour is also available for the first time as is Citroën’s ‘Grip Control,’ which has four modes - normal, all-terrain, snow or sand. Two trim levels Combi and Combi SX – make up the Dispatch line-up.

Also new to the model is the availability of a six-speed automatic gearbox, which is mated to the HDi 160 engine. It emits 199g/km Co2 compared with the six-speed manual’s 172g\km Co2 figure.

To tease Co2 levels down, Citroën has used aerodynamic panels underneath the Dispatch’s body and added a ‘volt control’ function to optimise battery charge management by the alternator.

Pricing for the facelifted models will be revealed closer to their April launch.

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2 February 2012

I think the shiny black bit under the front headlights looks awkward. Part of the Berlingo's character is that it's spartan and basic... the glossy black and daytime running lights look a tad overdone to me. They could've just done DRLs without having them as LEDs. Still, at least they're rolling out the new grille/logo finally.

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2 February 2012

[quote Mini1]I think the shiny black bit under the front headlights looks awkward. Part of the Berlingos character is that it's spartan and basic[/quote] Unfortunately it hasn't been like that since the original Berlingo, which is a shame as they end up being too expensive and they go away from what they were originally, a cheap no nonsense, no frills car that did what it said on the tin, which IMO is part of the reason that the revised Kangoo car hasn't sold in big number in the UK and has now been dropped.

2 February 2012

[quote Autocar] A Hickory Brown exterior colour is also available for the first time [/quote]

Hmmm, bet that's going to sell loads in the UK! What is it with brown at the moment?

 

 

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2 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

[quote Autocar] A Hickory Brown exterior colour is also available for the first time [/quote]

Hmmm, bet that's going to sell loads in the UK! What is it with brown at the moment?

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I think Brown as a car colour is being brought back to commemorate our previous "dear leader" one G. Brown it achieves two things. It helps us to remember his achievements in office as Prime Minister and Chancellor over 13 years of high office and is indicative of the state of the economy he left behind upon his departure.

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