The Citroen Berlingo Multispace Wagon features a squared-off design, with a high roof, aerodynamic front end and sliding doors. The shape of the Berlingo is far from attractive but it is practical and does have unique characteristics. The Berlingo Multispace is produced in conjunction with the other two major French car makers, Renault and Citroen.
The Berlingo can cost anywhere between £10,995 and £13,065 making this van a very affordable vehicle for the average family. The Berlingo comes in two different lengths, the L1 and L2. The Berlingo has a 5 speed manual transmission, with the gear shift mounted on the dashboard. That would be a little hard to get used to because typically, in standard vehicles, gear shifts are located between the seats or on the steering column.
The inside of the Berlingo may change your opinion of this van. There is room for four passengers plus the driver and lots of storage space in the cab itself. The rear seat also folds down flat, offering a lot of additional storage space aside from what you already have in the cab. The Berlingo LX and Enterprise models have an Extenso® cabin. This allows you to carry loads up to 3 m long. There is an option for either a single or a twin sliding side door. The twin sliding side door allows you to have easy access to both sides of the compact van instead of just one. It also has twin asymmetrical rear doors which open to 180 degrees. There is an optional half-height bulkhead with a removable panel which allows for carrying longer loads. The Berlingo is impressive with good quality materials that are more durable than some other vehicles.
The Berlingo kind of looks like a van but that is all it has in common with the vans. Surprisingly, the Berlingo is very agile on the road. While turning a corner you will notice the steering is direct and the vehicle easily goes where you want it to go. The steering wheel also provides you with a strong grip. It is impressive going over severe bumps in the road. Drivers have an impressive view of the road because of the height of the Berlingo, the large windshield area, and the added height of the vehicles seat.
The Berlingo uses independent front suspension and a transverse beam with angled shock absorbers. It features anti-roll bars at both ends.