The 2018 Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace looks and has the character of a van. If you line up each variant side by side, you would have trouble identifying which version of the car was the most recent and which was the oldest. It has an ambiguous style that is not attached to a certain period of time. It does not look new or particularly old – it’s a rather uninspiring car, but if you buy one of these vehicles, it’s probably not a consideration for you.
Among the key points, there is a new platform under the Berlingo body that looks familiar: the lips of the front wheel added, the side door overhanging the threshold at the bottom and the odd join in the rear side panels – some sort of fold it goes from the wheel to the roof, suggesting that the panels have been hastily extended. These changes all match what we have already reported on the upcoming Berlingo, Partner and Combo triplets.
Our industry insiders tell us that it is the LED daytime running lights (DRL) that separate the difference between the Citroën and the Peugeot in the photos; the NRDs are supposed to be mounted above the headlights in the first and below in the second.
Available equipment includes air conditioning, parking sensors, speed limiter, tire pressure monitoring, electronic stability control (ESC) combined with Hill-Start Assist and a 7-inch touch screen. The E-Berlingo Multispace also features the popular on-board connectivity Citroën brand, with Bluetooth® technology and Mirror Screen technology.
This engine develops 67 hp (49 kW) and 200 Nm of torque from its two lithium-ion batteries. The battery can also be charged at 50% in 15 minutes and 80% in one hour when connected to a fast charging point. The standard full charge time of the car is between 8-10 hours. To improve the range slightly, the E-Berlingo is equipped with regenerative braking.
Citroën has not revealed any awards for the E-Berlingo Multispace, although a label around the £ 21,750 cost of the Berlingo Electric van seems likely.