Citroen Berlingo Van - Worker & Driver
Ever since it first entered the UK commercial vehicle market, the Citroen Berlingo has been a revolutionary van, practically shaping the small van sector into how it looks now. The latest version is no different thanks to the introduction of the Worker and Driver trim levels.
In 2018, PSA Group released the third version of the Berlingo van alongside sister vans - Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo - to much critical acclaim which led to the three small vans being awarded the International Van of the Year Award 2019.
Instead of having a standard set of specifications and a long list of optional extras to configure your Berlingo to meet your needs, Citroen have created a Worker version - for professionals constantly travelling across different terrains - and a Driver version for people who spend a lot of their day behind the wheel.
Both the Worker and Driver vans come with standard equipment that meets the needs of certain professionals without the additional cost of customising a standard van. They're also readily available to factory order without needing to be specially built (unless you add any optional extras) which reduces the time you have to wait for it to be delivered.
Citroen Berlingo Worker Van
The Worker version is geared towards professionals working on and around building sites. It's the only model in the range to receive Citroen's Grip Control system with Hill Descent Assist. The dashboard-mounted dial allows you to select one of five different modes: Standard, Snow, Sand, Mud and ESP OFF. Each mode optimises front wheel grip for the type of road surface you're driving on; in addition, the Worker van also comes with 16" Michelin Latitude Tour Mud & Snow tyres.
To enhance the Worker van's toughness, it has a range of underbody protection including a protective plate under the engine. Alongside the raised ground clearance (an additional 30mm), this extra level of protection makes it robust and versatile to be able to conquer all kinds of terrain.
One of the stand-out features on the third generation Berlingo is the innovative Overload Indicator. This helpful piece of technology is exclusively available as standard on the Worker model and warns you when you've exceeded the payload of your van - something that no other small van on the market can do. Citroen have also increased the payload on this version up to 1,000kg.
In the load area itself, the Worker van receives LED lighting and four mid-height load securing rings in addition to the standard six tie-down hooks. In the cabin, there's a 220v socket and Citroen's EXTENSO modular folding passenger bench seat, giving you a total of three seats in the front. When it's not in use, the passenger bench can be flipped up to provide additional load space via the load through bulkhead. A pivoting writing table can also be pulled down to transform the cab area into a mobile office.
Citroen Berlingo Driver Van
The Driver van is built with comfort at the forefront. It has been specifically designed to cater for professionals and employees who regularly undertake long journeys or lots of short trips. As standard, it comes with Citroen Advanced Comfort which provides a carefully designed and generously sized driver's seat with height and lumbar adjustment. Unlike most small vans, the Driver version offers a high driving position with refined suspension for a smoother driving experience. The cabin has been acoustically enhanced with additional insulation to reduce exterior noise to a minimum.
If you're going to be spending a lot of time behind the wheel, it's beneficial to have the latest technology to make every journey easier and more enjoyable. The Driver van is equipped with an 8" colour touchscreen that's compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has built-in Citroen Connect Navigation and DAB Radio which can be controlled by the multi-function steering wheel.
The all-new Surround Rear Vision system developed by Citroen is exclusively available on the Driver model unless added as an optional extra to other versions. Using two cameras, real-time images of the area behind the van and the 'blind spot' around the passenger side are projected onto the touchscreen display to help make reversing manoeuvres easier.
The Driver van also receives front and rear parking sensors as well as automatic windscreen wipers. To improve its exterior appearance, it gets a body-colour rear bumper, door handles, side mirrors and side rubbing.