The New Citroen Berlingo Multispace will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show from Tuesday 3 March. If ever there was a car that was generally overlooked and kind of dismissed as an MPV by reviewers it is this one. Yet owner reviews tell a different story as most seem to entirely satisfied with it.
With this car it is important that you consider what you want it for. Is it simply a daily driver or is it going to be transporting family and loads over great distances? The petrol engine has enough power to keep up with your avergae family hatchbacks, but it may be worth going the diesel route (the e-HDi 90 engine is especially frugal) if you plan on exploiting the carrying potential.
Ahead of the unveiling in Geneva, the Citroen Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept (pictured) previews the production model and brings to mind leisure time, winter in the mountains and the joy of the great outdoors. Combining practical features with fun and adventure, this cheery and functional concept model, say Citroen, opens up new possibilities for freedom and escape.
Featuring a bold exterior design, the Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept is an invitation to explore uncharted territory. The contour lines on the body give the vehicle its signature look, inviting you to leave the well-trodden path of everyday life and head for the hills. This original graphic feature, in a striking shade of pink, reinforces the personality of this concept car. The pink finish is also found on the fog lamp surrounds and is a perfect match for the Mountain Green bodywork, forming a fresh and upbeat duo of colours.
The exterior styling is enhanced with additional trim at the bottom of each of the doors and pink embellishers above the wheel arches. The tyres are equipped with coloured snow chains, while the roof bars are enhanced with pink foam protectors. All these features give the concept a cheery, go-anywhere look that is both modern and high tech. With Citroen’s Grip Control function, it is easy to imagine this vehicle scaling the Swiss mountains with its boot full of equipment for mountain sports: climbing, snowboarding or snowshoe walking. You’re going to need a bigger imagination.
Inside the car, the front seats and the three independent seats on row two are all upholstered with a practical and elegant embossed grey fabric. The pink topstitching adds a cheerful note to the cabin to underline the friendly personality of this new concept. Passengers will certainly appreciate the amount of light in the cabin and the exterior view offered by the glazed roof and the large windows.
Clever and functional, the Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept brings a bright, fresh touch to the New Citroën Berlingo Multispace – the renewed benchmark in the leisure vehicle category. The watchwords for this new concept model are freedom and enjoyment, themes that set the scene for some unforgettable memories not least of which will be the comments of spiteful goatherds and the like.
So don your lumberjack shirt, light up a Marlboro and get off-road. Wait a minute. Pink you say? This will be the Katie Price model then. Sure, we metrosexual males will wear a little pink now and again but let’s not get carried away here. The idea of a rugged version of the Berlingo MPV appeals as a go-anywhere alternative to the usual family fare but, if it goes into production let’s butch it up a bit shall we?