The interior of the next-generation Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner has been spied during testing in southern Europe.
This latest batch of photos includes the first images of the interior. Despite the extensive use of covers, we can see the new van will have a cabin heavily influenced by the i-Cockpit designs from the most recent Peugeot passenger cars.
There are a few nods to the vans’ different mission in life, including analogue gauges and a high-mounted manual transmission shifter.
Externally, these latest pictures don’t reveal anything new compared to our last set of photos. As with the prototypes seen back in June, the next-generation vans will have a little more visual differentiation than in the past.
Above: Citroen Berlingo.
At the front, the siblings will each have their own headlight, grille and bumper designs. From what we can ascertain, the Citroen Berlingo will have a split headlight treatment, with a separate strip set of LED running lights mounted high on the fascia, and the main set of lights underneath that.
On the other hand, the Peugeot Partner will have a more traditional headlight design with high, main, driving and indicator lights all clustered together.
Above: Peugeot Partner.
Not pictured here is the next-generation Opel Combo, which will become the third sibling in the family. The Combo is basically a rebadged Fiat Doblo, utilising a shared GM and Fiat platform, at the moment.
The Combo will likely receive its own front end treatment, and potentially other tweaks to the tail-lights and interior.
Given the current Berlingo and Partner vans made their debut way back in 2008, it’s likely the new generation models will be launched some time in 2018, possibly as early as the Geneva motor show in March.