The interior layout, fit and finish
Inside, the Citroën Berlingo shares many of its fixtures and fittings with the Vauxhall Combo Cargo. It looks smart and feels well put together, and for a small van it is also spacious. You’ll find 15 storage compartments dotted around, including under-seat trays and narrow but useful door pockets.
The Berlingo van is available with either two or three seats up front, the central seat of the three-seat version can be folded down for use as a table. An 8in colour touchscreen is the central point of the dashboard, and is standard on Enterprise and Driver versions. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, and includes sat-nav too. It’s also angled slightly towards the driver, providing a better viewing experience than the very similar touchscreen in the Ford Transit Connect.
That screen helps the Berlingo's interior to feel very driver-centric, and it's all the better for it. Visibility is great both forwards and backwards, and is aided by the option of a live rear-view mirror display (essentially a wide-angled view of the rear parking camera) and a blindspot camera for seeing down the sides of the van. On models without the touchscreen, you simply get a Bluetooth enabled DAB radio integrated into the centre console.