The Citroën Berlingo was crowned Fleet Van ‘Small Van of the Year’ at an awards ceremony in London. Beating off strong competition, the current Berlingo has now gained this prestigious award for the third time.
Scott Michael, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Centre Programme, remarks: “We are delighted that the Berlingo has won the Fleet Van Small Van of the Year award. This prestigious accolade recognises the many strengths and benefits of the versatile and cost effective Berlingo range. Not only is the Berlingo Citroën’s best-selling LCV, but it has also been the UK’s best-selling van in its sector for the first three quarters of this year.”
The Fleet Van awards judges commented that the Berlingo was in, “A highly competitive shortlist, but new eco models, an electric vehicle derivative and Trafficmaster as standard swing it in the Berlingo’s favour. It also has low cost of ownership, good driver appeal, strong network support and a decent payload. It’s a very likeable van.”
The Berlingo range includes a wide range of models: two load lengths, a Crew Van, enhanced traction versions, choice of payloads and trims levels, as well as a platform cab for specialist conversions. All Berlingo panel vans have a Trafficmaster telematics platform (including Smartnav intelligent satellite navigation and Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking), which also provides access, at low cost, to Fleet Director real time fleet management.
Already one of the most economical and lowest emissions LCVs in its sector, the Berlingo has just gained further fuel economy improvements and CO2 emissions reductions. In addition, the latest Berlingo now benefits from the availability of a new ETG6 automated manual gearbox option (6-speed Efficient Tronic Gearbox).