The updated 2015 Citroen Berlingo van range has been uncovered ahead of its global debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March.
The changes to the French brand’s compact van are subtle, but the new-look Berlingo gets an updated front end with a new bumper and a revised grille that are said to give the van a “robust and friendly” look.
Inside, there’s a new 7.0-inch Touchdrive media and navigation system that offers smartphone mirroring technology, and it can be had with a reverse-view camera (previously unavailable) as well as front and rear parking sensors. Citroen claims the new Berlingo has “optimised aerodynamics and minimises noise in the cabin”
Later this year will also see the Berlingo be offered with Active City Brake technology, which can apply the brakes at speeds up to 30km/h to avoid an impact.
It is not yet clear what models will be offered in Australia – the brand currently sells a petrol-powered short wheelbase model (from $19,990 plus costs) and a diesel-powered long wheelbase variant (starting at $24,990) – and we’d expect similar offerings for the new-look model if they remain available.
The brand’s local arm has confirmed it won’t follow the lead of the Volkswagen Caddy and Renault Kangoo in offering a more passenger-friendly version of its van (see the Berlingo Multispace below), and will instead stick with the commercial van range only.
The new Citroen Berlingo is set to arrive in Australia in the third quarter of 2015.
The Berlingo was Citroen Australia’s best-selling model in 2014, with 280 sales.