NEW CITROËN BERLINGO VAN CLINCHES TOP HONOUR AT 2019 WHAT VAN? AWARDS

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Thu, 13/12/2018 - 16:00

New Citroën Berlingo Van has won the coveted ‘Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year’ trophy at the What Van? Awards 2019. Citroën’s new van scooped a second trophy too, winning the ‘Light Van of the Year’ category. The accolades were presented just as the new van makes its appearance in showrooms across the UK. The What Van? judges were impressed by the quality, performance and practicality of New Berlingo Van, and praised the new driver assistance and safety systems.



Just as it goes on sale in the UK, New Citroën Berlingo Van has started to rack up the awards by securing the coveted ‘Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year’ title at the What Van? Awards 2019, winning jointly with Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo. In addition, New Berlingo Van beat off the competition to take the award for ‘Light Van of the Year’. These latest awards come within months of New Berlingo Van being named ‘International Van of the Year’ 2019.

James Dallas, Editor of What Van?, said; “The Berlingo has always been a big seller for Citroën and the new van sees it take a step up in terms of quality, performance and practicality. Along with its PSA Group siblings, the Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo, the Berlingo Van has an excellent choice of engines wedded to much-improved transmissions, including the outstanding EAT8 automatic.”

James added; “There is a wealth of new safety and driver assistance kit, with two particularly noteworthy additions being the on-board weighing system and the surround rear-vision camera. Trim levels are revised to suit applications, with ‘Enterprise’ now topped by the flagship ‘Driver’ specification, with ‘Worker’ designed to traverse more rugged terrain, such as building sites.”

New Citroën Berlingo Van introduces a host of innovations in the light van sector, with features such as Surround Rear Vision, Colour Head-up Display, Active Safety Brake, Blind Spot Monitoring, Overload Indicator, and Front, Rear and Side parking sensors.

Berlingo Van is available in two lengths, M and XL, with payloads between 667kg and 1,050kg, depending on the model. Trim levels named ‘X’, ‘Worker’, ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Driver’ are available. Standard equipment includes remote central locking with deadlocks and separate locking for the cab, a full steel bulkhead, electric front windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, automatic headlights, DAB radio, Bluetooth® connectivity, Citroën Connect Box with Emergency and Assistance system, unglazed asymmetric rear doors, six tie-down hooks in the load area and an overhead storage shelf in the cab.

In addition to the What Van? wins for New Berlingo Van, Citroën Dispatch was also Highly Commended in the ‘Medium Van of the Year’ category. Citroën Dispatch was previously voted ‘Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year’ in 2017 and ‘Medium Van of the Year’ in 2018.

New Citroën Berlingo Van can be ordered now. For more information about the Citroën Business Centre Network and the award-winning Citroën LCV range, please visit: http://business.citroen.co.uk/ 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

JOHN KENDALL                                  07941 782956                     johnkendall@inl.co.uk
JOHN HANDCOCK                              07810 180249                     john.handcock@citroen.com 
KATIE READ                                        07834 500267                     katie.read@citroen.com     
EMMA GAFFNEY                                 07747 898130                     emma.gaffney@citroen.com  
CRAIG MORROW                                 07747 764745                    craig.morrow@mpsa.com

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The Citroën brand:
Citroën is an international automotive brand with a full range of cars and light commercial vehicles at the heart of the mainstream market. Founded in 1919, Citroën has made its mark through its bold and creative approach to automotive design. These values are harnessed in the pursuit of well-being, with fresh solutions to the changing demands of customers in each era. Today, Citroën is reinventing itself with models such as C3 and the C3 Aircross compact SUV that place an emphasis on design, comfort and intelligent technology, bringing a breath of fresh air to the automotive landscape. As a people-minded brand, Citroën is proud to offer products that take inspiration directly from its customers, the spirit of which is highlighted in its brand signature ‘Inspired By You’. The brand also offers a unique customer experience with its city store concept ‘La Maison Citroën’ and its online opinion site ‘Citroën Advisor’. With 10,000 customer contact points in almost 80 countries worldwide, Citroën sold more than 1.1 million vehicles in 2016. Citroën has also amassed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the FIA World Rally Championship and three consecutive Manufacturers’ titles in the World Touring Car Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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