Citroën Berlingo Van long-term test: report 6

The Citroën Berlingo Van promises car-like comfort and efficiency, and the practicality of, well, a van. Our photographer is living with one to see if it delivers...

Citroen Berlingo van side

The Citroën Berlingo Van Panel Driver Pro XL BlueHDi 130 EAT8 Run by Max Edleston, photographer

Why it’s here To show just how far modern vans have come

Needs to Serve as both a practical working vehicle and weekend leisure transport

Mileage 12,946 List price £24,995 Target Price £24,995 Price as tested £27,205 Official economy 47.7mpg Test economy 51.3mpg 

26 September 2022 – Sports, style and substance

When I was speccing up my Citroën Berlingo Van I was keen to avoid getting it in white. Why? Well, white is synonymous with vans – and not always for positive reasons – and I wanted to mark myself out from the crowd. 

Citroen Berlingo van front

Icy White paintwork comes as standard on my Berlingo Van, but I went for Cumulus Grey, one of the three metallic options (which cost £400 extra). I’m glad I did: in combination with the black alloy wheels and bumpers of my van, I think it looks great.

It’s not just the colour, alloys and trim that make the van a stylish choice, though. The rear lights have a design flair to them, while the side air intakes around the front bumper lend it a sporty edge.

Citroen Berlingo van rear

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but to me, my Berlingo manages to look good while still functioning as a great small van. It has both style and substance, and that's high praise indeed.

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