Refreshed 2016 Citroen Berlingo gets locally-developed technology tweaks
The refreshed 2016 Citroen Berlingo has been revealed offering a locally developed touch screen and reversing camera pack.
PRICING HAS BEEN held steady at $21,990 (+ORC) over its predecessor, but the refreshed 2016 Citroen Berlingo gets a locally-developed and segment-first reversing camera and seven-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen multimedia unit comes loaded with Apple Carplay, MirrorLink Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth functionality.
“The locally developed touch-screen and reverse camera pack will add an additional layer of safety and convenience for professional drivers with reverse cameras adding to the rearward vision, while smart phone connectivity allows users to link to navigation, phone book and text-to-voice capabilities for their mobile office,” Citroen said.
Tweaks for the new Bering include the standardisation of Electronic Stability Control (ESP), Hill Start Assist, traction control, dual sliding side doors (both left and right) along with AUX and USB inputs across both long and short body variants. The Berlingo also gets a new-look bumper and standard moulded floor protector.
National Sales Manager for Citroen Australia, Shaun Mackle, said that the additions to the Berlingo range enhance an already well credentialed workhorse.
“We were the first to offer a car-based van 20 years ago and now we will be the first to offer significant standard safety specification for professional drivers.
“We believe the addition of touch-screen, reverse camera, stability control and other safety equipment will appeal to sole traders and fleet managers alike – particularly those that value safety and running costs,” said Mackle.
Drivetrains remain unchanged with a 1.6-litre petrol motor powering the short body variants, while long body variants gain a turbo-diesel manual or semi-automatic, with the later adding stop-start functionality.
Available from $21,990 (no change over previous model) for the short body petrol manual, the Citroen Berlingo is also being offered with exclusive driveaway pricing until 31 December. See table below.
Turbo-diesel, semi-automatic (with stop/start)
Extension 3rd seat/passenger airbag
Multiflex 3rd seat