Let’s go Berlingo

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Week at the Wheel | Citroen Multispace |

Inside Out:

no mistaking the new Berlingo Multispace’s as it shares the same basic as its predecessor, but there’s a more look to the new car. It also has a prominent nose to help crash and pedestrian safety. As the Multispace is all about practicality, no surprise to find that the front and sliding rear of the old model are retained for the new car.

It access to the front seats easy and there’s no drop to the so it’s ideal for drivers who it tricky to lower themselves and climb out of some cars. The rear doors also brilliantly in compact parking making it simple to install the without worrying about the neighbouring car’s paintwork. A holds the rear doors and it only takes a light tug to them closed.

Inside, the Berlingo Multispace is with storage spots, bins, pockets, cubbies and If you cannot find somewhere to small items in the Berlingo, you need to de-clutter your For larger loads, the huge can cope with most without the need to tip and fold or the three rear seats.

If you this amount of cargo the seats are easy to tilt and out, leaving a vast bed. The materials are tough the cabin, though some are not as to the eye as in the competitions’, but the Berlingo scores for its rear tailgate that a massive opening and handily as a shelter when the rain is down.

Engine Transmission:

With 90bhp on tap, we weren’t great things from the 1.6-litre turbodiesel. After it takes a leisurely 14.3 to get from rest to 62mph, but on the the 1.6 HDi’s 159lb.ft of low- to shove makes itself and pulls the car with surprising

It makes for a relaxed drive as there’s no great need to up or down the Citroen’s five-speed gearbox, which is just as as the gear lever has a ponderous, action. Still, the gearing is chosen and suits the Berlingo’s of family estate, MPV and cargo

The turbodiesel unit is a happy, companion in most instances, making itself heard if right the way through to its limit, and no benefit in this as the engine has since given its best by Some wind noise around the large door intrudes at higher speeds, and noise filters through on roads, but the Berlingo is reasonably for this type of MPV.

Ride Handling:

A cushy in a Citroen is something we expect but has not been delivered in recent However, the Berlingo Multispace with a soft-set ride blots up rut-laden roads ease. Add a few passengers into the and the Berlingo Multispace remains and composed over any road

It makes town driving a despite speed bumps, gnarled country roads are glossed over by the Citroen. The to the plush ride comfort is a too much lean in corners for our though passengers in the car during our did not complain. More nagging is the low levels of grip provided by the 15-inch tyres.

There’s nothing untoward in the with the front wheels wide if the car is pushed too hard a corner. However, we expected a more grip than we Not helping matters here is that is very light, but at it makes the Berlingo Multispace as as pie to park.

Citroen Berlingo

Equipment, Economy for Money:

Our test car came in VTR which includes twin airbags, three-point seat for all five occupants and a brace of child seat mounting in the rear. It also has a CD stereo, but about your lot as standard and you to pay extra for air conditioning and ESP traction which we consider essentials in any Our test car also came the optional Modutop – provides overhead lockers for more storage – and roof bars for mounting a rack or cycle carrier to.

The 1.6 HDi turbodiesel serves up 49.6mpg economy, so the Citroen is as frugal as any in class. Emissions of 150g/km make it an appealing car for those about the environment, their tax bill or both, and emissions at level make the Berlingo a contender for company drivers’ should they need a practical business machine.

We’re fans of the Citroen Multispace. It’s by no means the word in stylish four-wheeled but there’s a simple honesty to way it acres of space for people and It reminds us of the original 2CV in this though the Berlingo serves up refinement, economy and emissions. also reasonable to drive, we still think it could do a little more bite in the

It also needs more equipment to elevate it from a rating, so go on Citroen, throw in air and ESP to make us happy.

Alisdair – 4 Feb 2009

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