If the boxy exterior doesn’t give the Berlingo Multispace’s commercial roots away, the dashboard certainly will. Apart from some pads on the door-mounted armrests to cushion your elbow, the dash and doors are a sea of hard, scratchy plastics.
The upshot is that it’s likely to be hard-wearing, fending off all but the most violent attacks by children, pets or unsecured flatpack furniture. It’s a similar story with the buttons and switches; they may not be the nicest things to look at or operate, but they should be able to withstand the most robust of fingers.
Still, all Berlingo Multispaces get a height and reach-adjustable steering wheel, plus a height-adjustable driver’s seat, to help people of most shapes and sizes get comfortable. Visibility is excellent, thanks to the high seating position, huge windows and boxy dimensions. Top-spec Flair models get rear parking sensors as standard (front sensors and a reversing camera are optional), while front and rear sensors are optional on entry-level Feel trim.
In terms of infotainment, Feel models get Bluetooth, a USB socket, a radio and a CD player. You’ll have to upgrade to Flair trim if you want a touchscreen to control it all, though – in this case, it’s a 7.0in system that adds a DAB radio. The system is fairly easy to navigate, although some of the icons are small and it can be a bit sluggish to respond. If you want sat-nav, it’s a reasonably priced option on Flair.
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