Citroen Berlingo Voted Van of The Year
Once again, Citroën was all-conquering at this year’s Fleet Van Awards, with Berlingo winning two of the top honours. For the second year in succession, the Citroën Berlingo was voted outright Van of the Year and Small Van of the Year at today’s prestigious awards ceremony in London.
The judging panel, which included major fleet operators and independent van experts, singled out the Berlingo for these top honours against very strong competition. The Citroën Berlingo was the judges’ choice as Van of the Year thanks to its versatility, breadth of range, advanced design and many features unmatched by its rivals. This efficiency-boosting combination, together with its excellent green credentials, once again made Berlingo the judges’ choice as an unbeatable overall fleet package.
In gaining the Fleet Van Awards Small Van of the Year title, the Citroën Berlingo defeated some very strong, well established product. Since its success last year, the Berlingo has strengthened its position as best small van thanks to new models, including the five-seat Crew Van and a unique, enhanced-traction XTR+ model.
Robert Handyside, Citroën’s commercial vehicle operations manager, commented, “Once again, we are delighted with the Berlingo’s success in the 2009 Fleet Van Awards. It is a great honour for Citroën that the Berlingo has been voted Van of the Year and Small Van of the Year for the second year in succession. Today, the Citroën Berlingo is the most versatile small van available in the Berlingo type van segment, offering an unrivalled choice of models to cope with virtually any business transport requirement in this sector. Citroën will continue its pro-active approach in developing the Berlingo and all its LCV’s, to provide businesses with even greener, even more operationally efficient vehicles.”
The new Berlingo offers van operators a choice of two load lengths, three payloads and the availability of single or dual passenger seat. The comprehensive Berlingo range also includes a five-seat Crew Van, an XTR+ enhanced-traction van, 625, 750 and 850kg payload capacities, 75 or 90hp HDi diesel engines, 90hp petrol engines – with the choice of dual fuel (petrol/lpg) capability – X and LX trim levels and a unique platform cab for special bodywork.