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SOUTHAMPTON FIRMS CONTINUE TO CHOOSE CITROËN FOR THEIR FLEET NEEDS

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Fri, 27/03/2020 - 09:00

Two Southampton companies have continued to show brand loyalty towards Citroën by renewing their fleet deals with their local dealer, Wilmoths Southampton. The two fleets of award-winning Berlingo Vans will continue to support Rigfone Electrics Limited and Whelan Pest Prevention Limited in their day-to-day operations.



The two Southampton companies opted for the award-winning Berlingo Van thanks to its class-leading load space, low running costs and proven reliability. The deals are evidence of strong brand loyalty towards Citroën and the local dealer, Wilmoths Southampton.

Rigfone Electrics Limited, an electrical contracting company has taken delivery of another four Berlingo BlueHDi 1000 M Enterprise vans, having taken another five on a previous agreement.

Bob Aslett, Director for Rigfone Electric Limited, said: “The work we do is varied and challenging at times, so we need vehicles capable of any task. For years we’ve found Citroën vans to be best suited to our needs, so there was only one place to call when it came to adding more vehicles to our growing fleet.”

Whelan Pest Prevention Limited likewise opted for Berlingo Van after a positive experience with earlier Citroën models. With its fleet vehicles covering more than 24,000 miles a year, Whelan Pest Prevention required a capable and reliable van for their needs. They had previously taken delivery of two Berlingo Vans in 100 S&S manual XL 950 Enterprise spec, taking its total fleet to five.

Sean Whelan, Director for Whelan Pest Prevention Limited, commented: “Reliability and low running costs were at the top of our priority list, alongside load capabilities and practicality. The Berlingo Van suits our needs perfectly, which made our choice very easy this year.”

The Berlingo Van features a payload of up to 1,000kg and a load volume of 4.40m3 for XL body versions. With a fuel economy of up to 54.0mpg, Berlingo Van is ideal for businesses looking for an economical and practical work companion.

Simon Peacock, Wilmoths Southampton’s Local Business Development Manager, said: “We’ve been supplying both businesses for years so it was fantastic to see them returning to us once again when it came time to renew their fleets. Our award-winning van fleet continues to offer all the solutions to both businesses, which have very stringent requirements on what they need from their vehicles.”

In ‘Enterprise’ trim, Berlingo Van’s features include air conditioning, rear parking sensors, cruise control with variable speed limiter, an alarm, electric folding door mirrors, tyre pressure monitoring, EXTENSO® modular folding passenger seat with load through bulkhead, front fog lights, DAB radio with 8-inch colour touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play™.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Vehicles were handed over to both customers prior to the announcement from the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March 2020.

For more information about Citroën light commercial vehicles, go to: https://business.citroen.co.uk/

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The UK is the 4th biggest market for Citroën globally with over 80,000 vehicles sold here in 2019 marking the brand out as one of a small number of manufacturers to see sales growth on the previous year. Based out of its UK headquarters in Coventry the Citroën UK hatchback range comprises the C1 city car, C3 supermini and C4 Cactus small family car. The UK SUV line-up consists of the C3 Aircross Compact SUV and larger C5 Aircross SUV that are complemented by the Grand C4 SpaceTourer, Berlingo and SpaceTourer MPV ranges. The Citroën UK LCV range includes Berlingo van, Dispatch and Relay.

Citroën has a clearly defined electrification strategy that will see all models in the range offering an electrified version by 2025. 2020 sees the introduction of the new C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid whilst for LCV, Dispatch and Relay battery electric vehicles (BEV) will also launch.

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