New Citroen Berlingo and Dispatch to debut at CV Show

Citroën’s newly restyled Berlingo and Dispatch LCV models make their UK debut at the CV Show (April 24 -26, Stand 2F60, Hall 2, NEC). These important models will be shown as part of a seven vehicle line-up representing the award-winning Citroën LCV range - including the latest Euro 5 Nemo, Berlingo XTR+, two Relay Enterprise panel vans and a Relay Specialist tipper.

Scott Michael, Citroën’s commercial vehicle operations manager, commented:“The 2012 Berlingo and Dispatch ranges offer further fuel economy gains and emissions reduction benefits. These improvements will put the Berlingo and Dispatch models even further ahead of their competitors.”

The Berlingo

As part of the 2012 changes, Berlingo HDi 75 manual L1 625 X, LX and Enterprise vans now have an improved combined cycle fuel economy figure of 55.4mpg (previously 54.3mpg) and lower CO2 emissions of 133g/km (previously 136g/km). The combined cycle fuel economy of Berlingo HDi 90 manual L1 models has also improved to 53.3mpg (previously 52.3mpg) and CO2 emissions have been reduced to 138g/km (previously 140g/km). Fuel economy and emissions of Euro 5 Berlingo Airdream and all Berlingo L2 models are unchanged. Details of 2012 Berlingo range fuel economy, CO2 emissions and weights are included in the table attached to this release.

The Berlingo range includes L1 and L2 versions, which provide a maximum load capacity of up to 4.1m3, a 2-seater Extenso® multi-function folding passenger seat (excluding X models), 625, 750 and 850kg payloads, a 5-seat crew van, an enhanced traction XTR+ van and a platform cab for special bodywork. All 2012 Berlingo panel vans are fitted, as standard, with Citroën’s Trafficmaster Smartnav satellite navigation system, which also includes Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking. At the CV Show the Berlingo range will be represented by a Berlingo Enterprise van and an enhanced traction Berlingo XTR+ van.

Dispatch (pictured below)

The 2012 Dispatch includes a newly restyled exterior, which sees revisions to the front grille, exterior door handles, door mirrors and headlamps. To further improve this model’s fuel economy and to cut its CO2emissions, the 2012 Dispatch also benefits from the addition of aerodynamic panels underneath the body and a ‘volt control’ function to optimise battery charge management by the alternator.

As a result, the 2012 Dispatch, which is now available with a choice of HDi 90 manual, new HDi 95 6-speed manual and HDi 125 6-speed manual powertrains, boasts a fuel economy improvement of up to 6.3% and up to 15g/km emission reduction. This sees the CO2emissions fall to as low as 168g/km.

In addition, the 2012 Dispatch range now includes the new options of a tailgate on L1H1 and L2H1 panel vans and a new Grip Control option pack. The new Dispatch Grip Control option pack includes ESP, Traction Control and Hill Start Assist as well as 16in Michelin Agilis tyres. With the Grip Control pack, the driver can select from four modes - normal, all-terrain, snow or sand - and this advanced anti-skid option then automatically adapts to take best advantage of the available traction.

The 2012 Dispatch range includes L1 and L2 versions, as well as a choice of two roof heights (H1 & H2). These provide a maximum load capacity of 7m3. All Dispatch panel vans have a dual passenger seat and twin side load doors, and are available in standard and Enterprise trim with a choice of 1,000 or 1,200kg payloads.

New Citroen Dispatch

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