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Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi VTR (2008) CAR review

By Christopher Hubbard

First Drives

17 June 2008 11:00

The old Citroen Berlingo Multispace looked like a van, drove like a van. Was a van. But it defined a whole new segment of functional family carriers. Citroen has sold nearly a million of the boxy little people movers since 1998, and over 50,000 in the UK. Thus the new Citroen Berlingo Multispace has a reputation to uphold. But could also do with despatching a few of the old model’s crudities.

The new Citroen Multispace certainly looks modern. But just as much like a van.

That’s because it still is one. But this time round the Berlingo van the Multispace is based on is a) bigger, and b) shares its platform with the C4 Picasso (rather than using ancient Citroen ZX components). The result is an extra abundance of passenger and luggage room, and a much more comfortable car-like driving experience.

The rear is accessed by twin sliding doors, and although shoulder room in the back is a little tight, the Multispace easily swallows five adults. And, with 675-litres of boot even before you’ve hoiked out the parcel shelf or started investigating the mind-boggling number of cubby holes, you shouldn’t struggle to pack in all their luggage.

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bertandnairobi

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bertandnairobi says

RE: Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi VTR (2008) CAR review

These are the new saloons: spacious, affordable and adaptable. You can read seant´s review of a competitor vehicle here:

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Community/Forum-Landing/Forum-Categories/Topic/?&topic-id=9763

B&N

04 May 2011 12:46

 

VanMan

VanMan says

RE: Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi VTR (2008) CAR review

It seems that you get lots for cheap.  ots of space, good economy, rock solid reliability for not many pennies.  The Citroen Berlingo is van - based, but if you have champagne tastes and beer money you can still only buy beer!

04 May 2011 12:07

 

sbotting

sbotting says

RE: Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi VTR CAR review

I've always thought that this was what Citroen was good at and the latest Berlingo seems to justify that thinking. Yes, I'd love a DBS or even an XKR-S (as they seem such damned good value) but the in the real world with kids, dogs and bicycles this is the sort of thing we need. It feels significantly more spacious than my wifes Scenic and looks different. I personally don't give a stuff if it still looks like a van (I do have an old VW Camper afterall) -I'll take one! P.S. Not sure about the comment regarding being driven badly. Think that person might be confusing them with BMWs!

01 July 2008 10:19

 

Archibold

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Archibold says

RE: Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi VTR CAR review

Why have you not mentioned the smaller Fiorino Combi that starts at £8599 and is 119co2?

23 June 2008 17:03

 

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revcounter says

RE: Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi VTR CAR review

Proves Europe can still build useful cars. Also proves the flawed business model built on running and hiding from the U.S. market.

21 June 2008 03:02

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